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Job Title:  Material Finishing Operator

Req ID:  32974
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

montgomery, AL, US, 36109


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

To produce quality components for sub-assemblies through processes of grinding and polishing to obtain required finish.


  1. Operate pneumatic grinding/polishing hand tools and stroke sanders.
  2. Read and interpret shop travelers and engineering blueprints and other working documents.
  3. Record activity (number of parts and elapse times) on the Shop Floor Control System.
  4. Produce quality components that meet all finish requirements as determined by Engineering.
  5. Remain safety conscious at all times, wearing all prescribed safety equipment, including dust mask while performing job and observing all safety rules stated in the Employee Handbook.
  6. Immediately report to your Supervisor any problems, discrepancies and/or irregularities related to job assignment.
  7. Keep machine and work area clean, neat and orderly on an ongoing and daily basis.
  8. Complete any and all projects, assignments and duties as directed and instructed.
  9. Conform to all policies, procedures and rules of conduct as communicated through the Employee handbook, Bulletin Boards, Newsletters and any other vehicle by which information is distributed by STERIS Leadership.
  10. Meet pulmonary standards; pass annual testing requirements.

Preferred Experience

  1. High school education or GED required.
  2. Lift and carry up to 40 lbs of materials periodically (4-7 times) during the shift.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and members of the leadership team and to show initiative to

              communicate and take action on problem issues.

  1. Assist with training other operators.
  2. Ability to make decisions and stay quality focused
  3. Ability to understand and follow work instructions, both written and oral.
  4. Ability to adapt to conditions as dictated by business requirements.
  5. Ability to work with others.
  6. Willingness to work overtime, if required.
  7. Knowledge, understanding and application of Lean Manufacturing tools, such as, 5S, Kanban Inventory, Visual Management, Waste elimination, and Root Cause Problem Solving are preferred.


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:  32974
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

montgomery, AL, US, 36109

Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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