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Job Title:  Production Planner I

Req ID:  18236
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  NJ
City:  Whippany
Zip:  07981

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

Prepares and schedules Customer product processing and shipping.   Prepares and schedules dose mapping process runs; calculates product and process bulk densities; determines optimal product loading configurations.  Coordinates with Customer regarding all stages of product scheduling, processing and shipping.  Assists in the preparation of processing documentation.

  • Determines processing priorities by maintaining a master database of Customer deliveries, Customer inventories, and Customer shipments; planning the most economical and optimal schedule considering the Customer requirements, quality standards, and current availability of equipment, materials and manpower.
  • Publishes processing schedule by identifying products, process sequences, tests, and completion times including all supporting documentation and instructions.
  • Contributes to accurate material handling and processing by maintaining the master inventory database and assisting in the preparation of process run documentation and Certificate of Processing documentation. Completes post process files including reading dosimeters, labeling strip chart, creating certificates, etc.  Completes daily dosimetry program verification.  Develops and revises product palletization specifications.
  • Assists in process discrepancy resolution and corrective action implementation.
  • Maintains process schedule continuity by monitoring processing runs and Customer inventory and revises schedule accordingly.
  • Resolves scheduling problems by maintaining open and professional lines of communication with Customers and internal production staff.
  • Coordinates with Customer by providing timely and accurate processing and shipping status information as required
  • Contributes to more accurate estimation of process cycle times and price quotations by maintaining historical process run database.
  • Drives safe working behavior by demonstrating and promoting safe work performance, ensuring effective communications and recognitions, as well as identifying and anticipating safety training needs, and counseling and training employees.
  • Communicates in an effective manner by utilizing accepted business practices in a courteous and professional manner to provide timely and accurate responses and service oriented offers of assistance.
Duties - cont'd
  • Maintains professional skills, knowledge and abilities by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional societies.
  • Protects company confidential information by properly storing, retrieving and disseminating such information to authorized individuals.
  • Contributes to maintaining a safe and clean working environment by reporting any unsafe conditions to facility management.
  • Exhibits a commitment to the AST shared values of Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement through ensuring defect-free workmanship, assisting others to meet the Customer’s needs, searching for efficient and effective ways to reduce waste, being active and accountable for Customer satisfaction, and satisfying the Customer’s needs with a sense of urgency.
  • Contributes in a team effort by performing according to the guidelines outlined in the STERIS Code of Business Conduct, the GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher level management and performs other duties as assigned. 
Education Degree
  • Associate's Degree
Required Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in sterilization operations. Previous experience in production planning preferred.  Will accept minimum of four (4) years experience in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English. 
  • Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.
  • Requires ability to navigate through defined computer screens.
  • Above average organizing and analyzing skills and Level 2 math skills (four basic arithmetic functions in all units of measurement, decimals ratios, rates, percentages) to determine organizational, Customer and regulatory problems and formulate corrective action plans; attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.
  • Able to influence people in opinions, attitude or judgments; to generalize, evaluate and make decisions in stressful situations.
  • Normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.


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.

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