Job Title:  Production Associate

Req ID:  39322
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


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 responsible for the manufacturing of innovative infection prevention products in a production or clean room environment following all applicable policies, processes and procedures.


  • Supports continuous improvement by identifying opportunities and completing continuous improvement cards
  • Trained to entry-level processes and is able to work independently
  • Understands what is critical to quality at the processes where they are trained
  • Has basic awareness of the electronic systems used in operations, but minimal to no interaction with the system(s)
  • Minimal cross-training, limited to core processes in the area
  • Has a basic understanding of the product flow upstream/downstream of the stations where they are working
  • Good communication with their peers of the immediate work cell/line

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to read, understand, and carry out written and verbal instructions on performing the job as well as safety procedures.
  • Willingly and proactively collaborates with others to achieve operational goals.
  • Fully aware of the quality of own work and that of others around you
  • Works with energy, passion, and drives towards goals with professionalism and respect; operates in a way that creates an atmosphere of achievement.
  • Adheres to all company and departmental safety policies and guidelines
  • Performs daily job duties in a safe manner and keeps their work area clean and organized at all times
  • Capable of following detailed assembly instructions, both written and verbal.  Complies with policies, guidelines and regulatory requirements per the Quality System.
  • Performs any additional duties as assigned by Supervisor or Lead
  • Consistent ability to meet production goals for assigned processes while maintaining quality standards for the product.
  • Employee workmanship and documentation standards regularly meet all of our quality standards and GMP practices
  • Works well with others in the value stream and offers support when help is needed in a different area.
  • Consistently adheres to attendance and punctuality guidelines


Working Condition

  • Up to 100% sitting, standing and walking in an 8-hour workday, more if working overtime
  • Ability to continuously wear personal protective equipment and/or clean room attire
  • Ability to work overtime as required
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to operate power tools/equipment and hand tools
  • Ability to work with or around chemicals
  • Ability to use a microscope
  • Safety Sensitive Position


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:  39322
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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