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Job Title:  Production Supervisor - 3rd Shift

Req ID:  20143
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  CA
City:  Petaluma
Zip:  94954

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.

We are currently looking for a 3rd Shift Production Supervisor, to join our team, at our Petaluma, CA facility. In this role, you will supervise the activities of production personnel, engaged in all facets of the manufacturing function, during the assigned shift. You will assume authority for personnel actions and oversee most day to day operations for a group of professionals or skilled operational and technical employees.  You will use your experience and great judgement skills to plan and accomplish goals, and to assist the Production Manager in the processing of Customer products. You will contribute to the performance management of shift personnel and address issues pertaining to training, wages, hiring and terminating. This position will train on first or second shift. Once training is complete, the role will move to third shift.

What We Offer You:

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established, global company that will invest in your career growth over the long term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible, talented people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit and bonus plans
  • Cell phone stipend, safety shoe stipend and all necessary tools provided
  • Business travel and all related expenses paid
  • Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement
What You Will Do:
  • Implement operational tactics and plans by collecting, analyzing and preparing reports for review by appropriate company management.
  • Monitor movement and storage of unprocessed and processed products, to permit accurate tracking and eliminate product damage.
  • Maintain machines and equipment for proper operation and minimized downtime and deviations; perform minor repairs when needed until maintenance is required for more complex repairs.  
  • Lead assigned staff through coaching, counseling, motivating and disciplining as needed; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; directing and maintaining activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale; fostering intra- and inter-department cooperation.
  • Enforce procedures, rules and regulations; monitor all safety and security systems and procedures on a regular basis.
  • Maintain frequent coordination with Production Manager to review methods and approaches to effectively implement work instructions, exchange ideas, review shift activities and paperwork, and initiate corrective actions as needed.
  • Conduct pre-shift meetings with shift personnel.  Communicate daily with other shift supervisors including discussions of safety, processing, maintenance, or quality problems occurring during the preceding shift.
  • Assist Validation Technician as needed.
  • Contribute in a team effort by performing according to the guidelines outlined in the STERIS Code of Business Conduct, the GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supporting the directives and decisions of higher-level management and accomplishing other duties as assigned. 
  • Protect company confidential information by properly storing, retrieving, and disseminating such information only to those authorized.
  • Ensure Customer satisfaction through professional and timely communication with internal and external Customers and effective problem resolution.
What You Need to be Successful:
  • High School Diploma/GED and 5+ years of relevant experience, or Associate Degree and 3+ years of relevant experience, or Bachelor’s Degree and 1+ year of relevant experience required. Relevant experience includes lead or supervisory operations/production experience within a regulated industry (FDA, ISO, or other), with strong Customer focus.
  • Must be able to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English. 
  • Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office programs and successfully navigating a computer.
  • Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.
  • Strong attention to detail, along with technical, organizational, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Flexibility to handle multiple, changing priorities.
  • Ability to influence others, and to make decisions in stressful situations.



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.