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Job Title:  Operator I

Req ID:  24514
Job Category:  Processing Operations

South Plainfield, NJ, US, 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.

$2,000 sign and stay bonus

About us:

 At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), We are One Team with One Goal.  Through a network of nearly 60 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to patient safety by providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 50 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves. 


Annual merit bonus and incentive plans are offeredCome enjoy a shortened work week and save on commuting costs by working a 12 hour shift! This position works Wednesday midnight - 6am and Thursday - Saturday 6pm - 6am and offers overtime potential based on business needs. 

What you will do with us:

  • Safely and accurately handle and process Customer product in a highly regulated FDA, ISO and GMP industrial sterilization environment
  • Complete hard copy and electronic documentation
  • Operate, monitor, and assist with minor maintenance of processing equipment

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

  • High School Diploma or GED

You will be a great fit if you can:

  • Pass a background check and drug screen
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow safety rules and be safety aware at all times
  • Demonstrate the desire to learn, be productive and contribute to the team
  • Demonstrate reliability and dependability
  • Show a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a warehousing/manufacturing environment (preferred)
  • Pass the company Operator training program and maintain certification
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. - due to the physical nature of the job, requiring strength and endurance.

You will be a great fit if you can cont'd:

  • Show certification to operate material handling equipment including forklifts
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate computer literacy
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of sterilization principles
  • Be a collaborative team player
  • Be attentive to detail


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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:  24514
Job Category:  Processing Operations

South Plainfield, NJ, US, 07080

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

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