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Job Title:  Material Handler I

Req ID:  35057
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 7B1


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

Responsible for the safe movement of Customer product. Safely and accurately process routine and moderately complex Customer products according to established specifications and procedures within FDA, ISO and GMP guidelines using work instructions and operating system knowledge. May perform the duties of Material Handler II, Warehouse or Warehouse Assistant as needed. Depending on the modality in which this role operates (i.e. Gamma), this is a highly physical role – requiring strength and endurance.


Operational Excellence (100%)

1. Transfers product from unprocessed storage area to processing area, loads, and unloads processed product, conducts pre-shipping preparation and stages product in processed area. Reviews product / process documents and customer provided special instructions to ensure accurate processing.

2. Maximizes processing and minimizes downtime by monitoring equipment used for product movement and transfer; conducts and performs minor repairs, referring major malfunctions and / or unsafe conditions to management or Maintenance Department; maintains a clean orderly work area, performs Material Handling, production functions as needed.

3. May assist in maintaining product inventory by receiving, identifying, labeling if appropriate, and storing product within the Shipping and Receiving area in accordance with established procedure and any applicable Customer provided special instructions.

4. Contributes to accuracy of processing and product accountability by maintaining product documentation; implements appropriate corrective action as needed; places, retrieves and analyzes product monitoring devices per processing specifications. 

5. Contributes to a team effort by performing in accordance with all STERIS policies, GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher-level management and performs other duties as assigned.

Duties - cont'd

1. Subject to passing Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) required background check.
2. Ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate.
3. Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
4. Requires ability to navigate through defined computer screens.
5. Above average organizing, analyzing and a minimum of Level 1 math skills (add and subtract 2-digit numbers.
Multiply and divide 10’s and 100’s by 2,3,4,5, ability to use the four arithmetic functions of add, subtract,
multiply and divide with money, measurements, e.g. cup, pint, inch, foot, lbs. etc.).
6. Requires effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.
7. Able to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.
8. Normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.

A minimum of two (2) years of warehousing / manufacturing environment or experience (preferred) 

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

Professional Certification- operate manual and motorized material handling equipment, including, but not limited to, forklifts, pallet jacks, elevators, conveyors, etc.

Preferred Experience



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  35057
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 7B1

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