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Job Title:  Material Handler I

Req ID:  19379
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management
Country/Region:  US
State:  NJ
City:  South Plainfield
Zip:  07080

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

Join a company where the work you do makes a difference!  We are One Team with One Goal.  At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), it’s our philosophy and our way of doing business.  Through a network of over 50 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 40 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves.

If you are looking to join a collaborative and innovative team in an essential industry, apply for our Material Handler position today!


This position works a 12 hour night shift and offers overtime potential based on business needs.  The hourly pay rate is $18, plus $0.75 shift differential (as applicable).

What you will do with us:

  • Safely and accurately process Customer products according to established procedures within FDA, ISO, and GMP guidelines.
  • Utilize handling equipment, such as forklifts and pallet jacks, to transfer Customer product through the sterilization process
  • Load and unload Customer product manually or using automated equipment into the validated sterilization process
  • Place and retrieve monitoring devices on product to ensure proper sterilization levels
  • Comply with all health and safety requirements to work within facilities that utilize various industrial sterilization modalities; complete training and annual certification to use personal protective equipment (e.g., safety glasses, safety shoes, respiratory protection equipment (SCBA))
  • Ensure safety and quality in all aspects of the job

How you will learn your role:

  • Review work instructions along with vital policies and procedures
  • Take part in on-the-job training, overseen by your Hiring Manager
  • Demonstrate ability to meet the requirements of the job

Education Degree

    You will be a great fit if you can:

    • Pass a drug test and criminal background check
    • Be dependable and on time
    • Be a team player
    • Pay attention to detail
    • Work while seated or standing, using your hands
    • Utilize basic computer and math skills
    • Lift up to 50lbs


    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.  

    Nearest Major Market: New York City
    Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

    Job Segment: Medical, Respiratory, Pharmaceutical, Night, Supply, Healthcare, Science, Operations