Job Title:  Team Leader, Production -2nd Shift (1,500 sign-on Bonus)

Req ID:  35645
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 leading the manufacturing of innovative infection prevention products in a production or clean room environment following all applicable policies, processes and procedures.


  • Manages the continuous improvement system and coaches/mentors other employees on the use of the system.  Coordinates 6S audits and leads the follow-up on the identified improvement opportunities.  Assembles paretos from the data gathered through the Daily Management Meetings and leads/facilitates small Kaizen events targeted at improving the highlighted opportunities.
  • Cross trained and mastered most, if not all, processes in the area.  Able to step in to most positions to fill in for an absent member of the team.
  • Able to apply problem solving tools to assist other team members in trouble shooting and finding solutions to resolve problems that occur during the manufacturing process.  Works proactively to improve production processes and procedures and can facilitate updates through the change order process.  Maintains lot traceability, line clearance and verifies batch records to ensure they are correct.
  • Can interact proficiently with most or all electronic systems used in operations.

Duties - cont'd

  • Supports and/or maintains the training strategy for their area.
  • Mastered the training methodology and can step in as needed to support training.  Acts as a coach/mentor for other team members that are learning how to train.
  • Supports the supervisor by overseeing the schedule, coordinating staffing and owning schedule attainment.  Oversees raw materials and production supplies and works with the materials department to investigate discrepancies and make the necessary adjustments.  Responsible for product and information flow throughout the cell/line, understands how to manage the constraint.  Has experience performing time studies, using line balancing tools and managing adherence to standard work.
  • Provides work direction to production associates in the absence of a supervisor.  Runs the daily management meeting and understands when/how to escalate production impacting events.
  • Leads by example, reinforces accountability and is comfortable with conflict resolution.  Supports the supervisor by providing input on personnel needs, for example, staffing requirements and overtime.  Provides input to supervisor on individual performance reviews. Ensures all employees are working safely and is responsible for entering First Report of Injury along with supporting the corrective actions.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • Minimum 5 years Operations Experience
  • 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.
  • Performance 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

Preferred Experience



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 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:  35645
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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