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Job Title:  Forklift Operator

Req ID:  19681
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  MO
City:  St. Louis
Zip:  63133

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.

Job Description

1.    Must be capable of operating forklift trucks and other material handling equipment for the loading and unloading of railroad cars and trucks. 

2.    Is responsible for the delivery of the proper material on time to the various areas of the plant or Distribution Center according to the requisitions or instructions given to him/her.

3.    Prepares finished goods for transportation to or from the Distribution Center.  Loads and offloads trailers and stores finished and unfinished products in the proper place.

4.    Counts and verifies by proper item and lot number, all materials during palletization, loading and unloading and stores all materials in the proper place.

5.    Assembles, weighs and stages raw materials and packaging components needed for production and maintains proper documentation.

6.    Must be capable of occasionally performing proper palletization of finished or unfinished products and storing them in the proper place as designated.


Job Description Cont.

7.    Must be capable of refueling or electrically recharging material handling equipment and responsible for the daily maintenance such as cleaning the equipment, checking the oil, water, battery and lubrication of the equipment.

8.    Must exercise extreme caution in order to not damage other material or property while operating moving equipment and must at all times exercise extreme caution for the safety of other employees.

9.    Must maintain written and/or electronic records as required by management (i.e. cGMP or ISO procedures).

10.   Is responsible for keeping equipment and surrounding work area clean at all times.

11.   Under the direction and monitoring of department supervisor is responsible for the training of a replacement Forklift Operator.

12.   Is responsible for moving and loading hazardous wastes, as directed by the supervisor. 

13.  Performs other duties as directed by supervisor.

Specific Job Requirements

Motor driven Forklift, other material handling equipment, primemover.

Move and arrange drums on pallet from floor.  Weigh drums and bags of raw materials, calculate usage required and containers as needed.


Previous Forklift experience desirable.

Performs necessary quality and inventory control data gathering and input in either written or electronic formats.

Ability to work with minimal supervision, ability to organize and maintain organization.

               Maintenance of personal hygiene.

Education Degree
  • High School Diploma or GED
Working Conditions
Lifting 50 - 100 lbs
Pulling 50 - 100 lbs
Pushing 50 - 100 lbs
Compensation Data

$18.10 per hour


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.