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Title:  Material Support Specialist

Req ID:  15408
Category:  Manufacturing Operations
City:  Montgomery
State:  AL
Postal Code:  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

The Material Support Specialist works in warehouses and production facilities to receive, stock, and delivery parts and supplies. This activity includes the stocking, pulling, packing, processing, and loading of customer orders both internal/external. A Material Support Specialist must be able to work long hours standing and bending, and strength and stamina to routinely pick up and move heavy objects. The Material Support Specialist is also responsible for the initiation and maintenance of standard work and other departmental procedures in order to achieve inventory integrity while also improving the Materials Group overall Quality, Cost, and Delivery objectives. This is accomplished through the use of Lean tools in order to identify problems, recommend solutions and drive implementation through the use of continuous improvement activities.


  • Follows approved work instructions and established department procedures while performing routing tasks involved in the movement of materials, parts, supplies and equipment to support both internal/external customers. This is done by utilizing pallet jacks, forklifts, dollies or other industrial equipment. 
  • Responsible for creating, measuring, reporting data to support SQCD measurements. 
  • Perform routine cycle counting activities of materials to verify accuracy. This is done either by counting or weighing parts. 
  • Perform system transactions that accurately transfer materials and any other departmental transactions necessary to maintain inventory integrity in a timely manner in AS400/Oracle MRP Systems. 
  • Identify, participate and implement continuous improvement activities to impact overall quality, cost, and delivery initiatives. 
  • Participate in the identification and implementation of root cause and corrective action ideas. 
  • Responds to inquiries concerning inventory and status. 
  • Reads and interprets shop papers such as travelers, blueprints, and other work instruction documents. 

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

    Required Experience

    • Must be thoroughly familiar with materials, tools, and methods of the processes in a manufacturing environment. 
    • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office applications such as EXCEL, Microsoft WORD, Office. 
    • Direct hands on experience in an MRP systems environment preferred. 
    • Experience working in a team environment. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team environment; establishes and maintains constructive working relationships; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed. 
    • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality. 
    • Experience with and meeting productivity standards
    •  Prior Materials Management experienced preferred. 
    • Ability to read and comprehend instructions.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
    •  Ability to work overtime if required.  


    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.

    Req ID:  15408
    Category:  Manufacturing Operations
    City:  Montgomery
    State:  AL
    Postal Code:  36109

    Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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