Job Title:  Production Supervisor (Nights)

Req ID:  43265
Job Category:  Processing Operations

San Diego, CA, US, 92126


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.

The Role


The Production Supervisor leads a team of skilled or semi-skilled workers engaged in various aspects of the processing, maintenance, and warehousing functions of the AST business. Has authority and accountability to select, train and direct their workforce. Employs key company processes effectively to achieve results. Responsible for employee engagement and maintaining a positive employee relations environment. This role is often held by an entry level or early career leader who is gaining initial operations management experience at STERIS.


Must reside within a reasonable commute (20 - 25 miles) to our facility in San Diego 92126.   


Night Shift: 6:00 pm to 6:00 am Wednesday to Saturday   


The Production Supervisor is expected to be onsite 15 – 30 minutes before/after their assigned shift.

What You Will Do


  • Develops a shop floor culture that is focused on the achievement of the businesses’ objectives in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC), by continuously focusing on waste elimination and following standard work.
  • Leads daily SQDC board meetings, trains and develops employees to meet expectations, ensures the working environment is safe through direct monitoring of behavior and equipment, incident response, mitigation and investigation as issues occur during the shift, and providing individual and group feedback on successes and opportunities to improve performance.
  • Identify opportunities for countermeasures and participate in facility lean committees.
  • Supports the company’s Lean business system, through participation in Kaizen events, generation of IDEaS and implementation, participation in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), One Team One Goal (OTOG) Customer Service training, and the “What’s in the Box?” product orientation program.
  • First point of contact for mitigation and investigation of issues related to safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Drives employee engagement by implementing and using Lean processes. Creates an environment of positive employee relations by creating a safe and productive work environment, listening to and addressing employee concerns, enforcing company policy and constructively managing employee performance. In unionized facilities or where works councils are present, understands and enforces collective bargaining agreements, shop agreements and plant rules. (70%) 



  • Drives employee engagement by implementing and using lean processes. Participates in the interviewing and selection of new employees; assures the team has necessary skill and tools to complete work, ensures that shifts are properly staffed, assigns daily work to achieve Customer objectives. Regularly assesses skill level and performance, and addresses gaps, to ensure employees are capable of meeting expectations. (20%) 
  • Ensures smooth shift transitions via personnel planning. Collaborates effectively across functions with Quality, Human Resources, Planning etc. (10%)
  • Participates in and supports Customer quality audits. Participates in internal and external OTOG events.
  • Ensures performance across a range activities and metrics within their area: (10%) o Production – safety, quality, delivery, employee relations
  • Maintenance – safety, quality, delivery, employee relations, equipment performance, preventive maintenance, project activities,
  • Warehouse – safety, quality, delivery, equipment maintenance, employee relations 
  • Monitors processing throughout shift to assure safety, quality and delivery. Tracks procedural verifications, including dosimeter re-reads. Tracks KPIs and updates SQDC boards

What You Will Need to Be Successful


  • High School Diploma and at least 3 years of STERIS Operations experience or Operator or 5 Years of related, external operational experience
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience in a regulated environment (ISO, FDA, GMP, OSHA), preferred.
  • Qualified Equipment Operator, ability to drive a fork truck.
  • Ability to learn science of sterilization modalities.
  • Ability to use the four basic functions of mathematics.
  • Effective communication skills in conducting team meetings. 
  • Ability to delegate, collaborate and resolve conflicts in a production environment.
  • Microsoft Office applications: Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word.

Preferred Experience


  • Proficiency with Management Skills and Competencies for Front Line Leadership.  
  • Night Shift experience strongly preferred. 


  • Detail oriented
  • Extremely Organized
  • High Work Ethic and Reliability 
  • Strong Leadership and People Skills (Must lead by example) 

What STERIS Will Offer You


The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible 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 do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.


 Pay range for this opportunity is $67,750.00 - $87,000


Minimum pay rates offered will comply with county/city minimums, if higher than range listed.  Pay rates are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to local labor market costs, years of relevant experience, education, professional certifications, foreign language fluency, etc.


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:  43265
Job Category:  Processing Operations

San Diego, CA, US, 92126

Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: Production Manager, Employee Relations, Facilities, Forklift, Night, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Operations