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Job Title:  Operator III - $1,500 Sign-On Bonus

Req ID:  24274
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55433


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Join a company where the work you do makes a difference!  We are One Team with One Goal.  At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), it’s our philosophy and our way of doing business.  Through a network of over 50 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 40 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves.

If you are looking to join a collaborative and innovative team in an essential industry, apply for our Material Handler position today!


This position works a 3rd shift and offers overtime potential based on business needs.  



What you will do with us:

  1. Ensures Customer product is properly handled through monitoring movement and storage of unprocessed and processed product in a manner to permit accurate tracking and avoid product damage. 10%
  2. Reviews product and process documents and instructions, i.e. Customer provided special instructions or work instructions, and ensures accurate processing.  20%
  3. Ensures Customer product is processed according to specified procedure by maintaining machines and equipment for proper operation and minimized downtime and deviations; perform repairs when needed until maintenance is required for more complex repairs.  15%
  4. Maintains a safe, clean and secure working environment by enforcing procedures, rules and regulations; monitoring all safety and security systems and procedures on a regular basis; advising management of unsafe work practices or conditions; supporting plant safety meetings that evaluate plant machinery, equipment and working conditions.  10%
  5. Ensures compliance with Corporate QS/RC and GMP procedures by monitoring established programs; monitoring production and scheduling activities on a daily basis; maintaining frequent contact with Manager, Quality and Maintenance staff.  10%
  6. Conducts pre-shift meetings with shift personnel.  Ensures continuity of production from shift to shift by communicating person-to-person daily with shift personnel including discussion of safety, processing, maintenance or quality problems occurring during the preceding shift.  10%
  7. Contributes to organizational communications by maintaining frequent coordination with Supervisor and/or Manager to review methods and approaches to effective implementation of work instructions, to freely exchange of ideas, to review shift activities and paperwork and initiate corrective actions as needed. 15%
  8. Contributes opinions for performance management of shift personnel.  10%
  9. Provides protection to employees by promoting personal protection and issuing monitoring devices in hazardous areas as required by safety rules and laws.  

How you will learn your role:

  • Review work instructions along with vital policies and procedures
  • Take part in on-the-job training, overseen by your Hiring Manager
  • Demonstrate ability to meet the requirements of the job

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

You will be a great fit if you can:

  1. A minimum of one (1) year of demonstrating Leadership in an operations / production position with ISO and/or GMP exposure and Customer service focus.
  2. Successful completion of a background investigation and updated as required by governing regulations or STERIS Corporate Security. 
  3. Must satisfy the requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Canada Nuclear Safety Commission and STERIS Corporate Security.
  4. Must be classified as an Operator and retain Operator Certification for a minimum of twelve months prior to being classified as an Operator III and as required by governing regulatory bodies. 
  5. Must be certified to operate manual and motorized material handling equipment, including, but not limited to, forklifts, pallet jacks, elevators, conveyors, etc. and processing vessels or irradiators. 1 year

Preferred Experience

  1. Basic maintenance abilities. 5 years
  2. Leadership/supervisory experience. 2 years

Reasons you’ll love working here:

This is an opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people, whom take true pride in their work. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding employees for their hard work. We do this by providing competitive base salary plus bonus (as applicable), comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid PTO and holidays, 401K with company match.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  24274
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55433

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