Job Title:  Senior Production Specialist-Batch Builder (1,500 sign on bonus)

Req ID:  34714
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

A Batch Builder is responsible for the critical process of building chemical batches that are fed to the downstream fill and packaging lines.  In this role the individual is responsible for following the batch building process to create batches that meet the specification while meeting the production schedule to ensure the packaging and fill lines have product to dispense.


  • Trained and proficient to the most critical/advanced processes, including those that require more technical training.
  • Able to recognize problems or quality concerns and understands the impact to product quality.  Can work independently to troubleshoot and find solutions to resolve problems that occur during the manufacturing process.
  • Has the ability to navigate the electronic systems used in operations. (Examples: SAP, Propel)
  • Cross-trained across most work cells/lines, takes advantage of opportunities to broaden their cross-training and has mastered the most critical processes.
  • Performs all the calculations necessary for determining the amount of chemical for use in a batch (sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, etc.).
  • Weighs out chemicals accurately and transfers them into the mixing tank.
  • Understands the tank farm and how all the components work (mixers, recirculation, filters, cleaning tanks and hoses, filter systems, connecting hoses, and what the top off marks are on the tanks).
  • Performs pH, hydrogen peroxide, and particulate analysis.
  • Brings pre-dispense samples to QC lab for testing
  • Assists on the packaging/fill lines as needed.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • 3- 5 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 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 Conditions

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 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:  34714
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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