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Job Title:  Plant Manager

Req ID:  21224
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  SC
City:  Spartanburg, SC
Zip:  29301

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

STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies provides contract sterilization, laboratory testing, and product and packaging testing services to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

In an environment where safety, quality, and customer satisfaction is high priority, the Plant Manager will ensure positive employee relations and a safe working environment, as well as monitoring financial performance of the processing facility. 

You will be responsible for all phases of plant operation, including supporting sales, production, distribution, and Customer service; in addition to adherence to regulatory agency, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, and Quality System policies and procedures.  


•    Leads facility organizational staff by coaching, counseling, motivating, and disciplining as needed; plans, monitors and appraises job results; directs and maintains activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale; fosters intra- and inter-department cooperation.
•    Strives for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations; incorporates staff suggestions into analysis by responding to audit activities in a constructive manner and use findings to improve operations where possible.
•    Establishes an organizational structure by assigning responsibilities, delegating authority and selecting, orienting and training direct reports. 
•    Achieves financial objectives by preparing operating budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, compiling, and studying costs and initiating corrective actions; requesting assistance from internal financial support as needed. 
•    Ensures a safe, clean and secure working environment by establishing and enforcing procedures, rules and regulations; by initiating fixed capital requests; monitors all production related safety and security systems and procedures on a regular basis; chairs plant safety meetings that evaluate plant machinery, equipment and working conditions.
•    Meets processing requirements by managing production staff in the most effective manner; monitors predetermined preventative maintenance measures designed to minimize equipment related downtime; ensures development of adequate plan for cobalt and/or ethylene oxide requirements in the most economical manner. 
•    Ensures compliance with Corporate QSRC and GMP procedures by initiating and monitoring related training programs. 
•    Ensures compliance with all pertinent corporate, federal, state and local regulations and licensing requirements by keeping abreast of current and developing requirements; instituting and monitoring internal compliance programs and procedures; ensures that plant tours for visiting external regulators are properly conducted.
•    Maintains professional skills, knowledge and abilities by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional societies.
•    Directs and administers current and new business activities by developing plans and strategies to meet Customer requirements and maximize profit; provides current or prospective Customers tours of the facility; leads internal, regulatory or Customer audits.
•    Meets Customer requirements by managing plant operations according to established company policy; directs and coordinates all activities within the plant; coordinates requirements with Director of Plant Operations, sales, engineering, procurement, production, shipping/receiving, maintenance, quality functions and technology centers. 
•    Monitors implementation of plans and strategies by collecting, analyzing and preparing reports for review by appropriate company management. 
•    Provides Customer support by maintaining liaison with local and Divisional QSRC staff, and facility staff to investigate and resolve Customer issues. 
•    Promotes and protects the company reputation by participating in and representing the company in local community activities.  

Education Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
Required Experience

•    A minimum of ten (10) years of managerial experience in an ISO and/or GMP related industry with strong Customer focus. Experience within a chemical manufacturing facility is highly preferred. 

•    Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
•    Requires computer literacy to include proficiency in Microsoft Office
•    Above average organizing, analyzing and math skills (ratios, proportions, basic algebra) to determine organizational Customer and regulatory problems to formulate corrective action plans.   
•    Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior management experience.
•    Experience working in a fast paced, regulated production facility.

What STERIS Offers

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.



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.