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Production Co-ordinator

Date: 22-Nov-2022

Location: Sheffield, SHF, GB, S9 4WU

Company: Steris Corporation

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

At STERIS Instrument Management Services (IMS) we are the trusted experts in surgical instrument sterilisation, offering reliable instrument maintenance solutions, ensuring our Customers’ reusable inventory can and is used reliably time and time again. Our teams ensure that we consistently provide the best quality services and products to our customers.

This role is to manage the re-processing production of the site and to be responsible for all production and logistics staff within the team on a shift basis. Contributing to the management of a busy Sterile Services Unit, managing the workflow and the team of sterile services personnel on a day to day basis. Providing leadership through personal example, promoting sound departmental communication and fostering good interpersonal relationships. Promoting continuous improvement within the department.


  • To ensure that all plant and machines are maintained and repaired to enable the provision of the service. 
  • To effectively and efficiently coordinate the processing of (the preparation of linen) instruments and equipment through the process of cleaning, inspection, assembly, packing, sterilisation and despatch within predefined deadlines.
  • To participate as an integral member of the sterile processing team and to actively contribute to suggestions of innovation, continuous improvement and best practice.
  • To safely operate and monitor machines and equipment (driers, washers, sterilisers) effectively and efficiently and to monitor/report/record all machine downtime.
  • To oversee that repairs and missing instruments or equipment are recorded and logged on the Tracking and Traceability computer system.
  • To oversee that repaired instruments or equipment are returned to stock or the appropriate coded sets.
  • To ensure that instruments not recorded on the computer system and supplementary instruments not identified by the hospital are correctly tagged and labelled and logged into the system.
  • To proactively monitor, evaluate and ensure that operational activities fully comply with required Health and Safety procedures and guidelines.
  • To ensure that all designated staff are kept informed and trained on individual and team health and safety procedures in the workplace.
  • To ensure that designated staff are aware of the fire safety procedures and to act as designated area Fire Officer.
  • To monitor and ensure that all production processed by designated team conforms to Synergy Health Hospital Sterilisation Services quality guidelines and ensuring complete contamination control.
  • To effectively control the use of materials, equipment and consumables within the teamwork location reporting re-occurring faults and informing the Production Manager of any other requirements.
  • To actively assist and support the Production Manager or Operations Manager in the planning and operational process.
  • To actively monitor absence levels, maintaining accurate records and liaising with team members in the management of absence.
  • To coach, support and guide team members in line with the principles of Performance Management, setting and reviewing goals, acting as a mentor to the team and identifying training and development needs.
  • To ensure effective communication between senior management and production teams.
  • To identify and disseminate best practice (knowledge).
  • To undertake any other duties or tasks as reasonably required.

Essential Experience

  • Educated to a good general standard with demonstrable verbal and numerical abilities.
  • End-user IT skills to operate track and traceability IT system.

Desirable Experience

  • TVQ or NVQ Level 2 in Decontamination or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in Sterile Services and/or health-related products in a supervisory role.


  • Flexibility
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Working under pressure
  • Accountability
  • Attention to detail

For more information about us, please visit our STERIS IMS website:


STERIS plc is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.