Job Title:  Machinist-Apprentice

Req ID:  44800
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Montgomery, AL, US, 36109


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

This position is full-time and is scheduled to work 40 hours per week, with occasional overtime on weekdays and/or weekends.  The Machinist Apprentice will, through online training, classroom activities, assigned projects and on-the-job training, learn the skills to setup, and operate machine tools utilized to produce components for STERIS Montgomery product assembly.  This training will include how to read and interpret blueprints, set up and operate machines, and inspect parts to ensure the parts conform to drawings specifications. The Apprentice will be required to be versatile within a production environment and successfully complete the assigned learning and tasks within the prescribed timeframes. 


Shift: 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday. This position will be 1st shift for 18 months and you must be able to move to 2nd or 3rd shift after 18 months. 

Benefits: Healthcare, Vision, Dental, 401K Match, Quarterly Bonuses, PTO, Company Holidays


  • Become proficient in shop math and blueprint reading.  Learn and demonstrate the ability to setup and safely operate designated production machines to produce parts that meet blueprint specifications.

  • Ability to perform repetitive machine operations.

  • Become proficient in verifying conformance of workpiece to blueprint specifications, by selecting and using appropriate precision measuring equipment.

  • Learn to interpret work orders, blueprints (GD & T), material specifications, and work instructions.

  • Able to stand for a minimum of 8 hours.

  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs.

Additional Information

  1. Opportunity to earn nationally recognized journeyman machinist status.
  2. Approximately 18 months apprenticeship program.
  3. Starting salary is $17.00 and increases to $25.00 per hour upon successful completion of apprenticeship program.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  1. Successful completion of each segment of the apprenticeship program, within the prescribed timeframe.

  2. Follow all work rules as outlined in the STERIS Montgomery Employee Handbook

  3. Follow all safety rules.

  4. Remain safety-conscious at all times, wearing all the required safety equipment for your work area.

  5. Conform to all safety rules and policies stated in the employee handbook.

  6. Keep and maintain a clean and orderly work environment while instituting the 5S principles of Lean Manufacturing.

  7. Immediately report all safety related issues, irregularities, and discrepancies relating to job functions and assignments.

  8. Conform to all policies, procedures and rules of conduct

  9. Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.

  10. Ability and willingness to work Second and/or Third Shift upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Preferred Experience

Technical training preferred


  1. Ability to perform basic math: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions and decimals; basic algebra, geometry

  2. Basic computer knowledge (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel)

  3. Ability to read and interpret written instructions

  4. Ability to read and write at a 12th grade level.

  5. Ability to communicate effectively.


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers 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:  44800
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Montgomery, AL, US, 36109

Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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