Machine Operator

Website STERIS

Machine Operator Job Highlights

Title Machine Operator
Type Full Time (2nd shift)
Experience 2 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Montgomery, AL, United States
Company STERIS

Company Profile

STERIS helps Customers to create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions. The company is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines, and biologics.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Machine Operator who will fabricate quality parts in a cost-effective manner which will be used in the production of surgical equipment and related items or contracted business.

Education Level

Work Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of sheet metal fabrication machine operator experience


  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and members of management.
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal or no supervision if needed.
  • Assist in training other employees in the fabrication department.
  • Complete any projects, assignments, and duties as directed and instructed.
  • Conform to all policies, procedures, and rules of conduct as communicated through the Employee Handbook and any other vehicle by which information is distributed by STERIS Management.
  • Effectively use calipers, micrometers, Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), steel rules, protractors, and tape measures to measure production parts.
  • Follow the 5S methodology to keep machines and work areas clean, neat, and orderly daily.
  • Perform basic, daily maintenance on fabrication equipment.
  • Program CNC press brakes and also adjust parameters within the CNC controls on the punch press and laser.
  • Read and interpret fabrication blueprints, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), shop orders/routings, and other working documents.
  • Remain safety conscious at all times, wearing all prescribed personal protective equipment and observing all safety rules stated in the Employee Handbook.
  • Set up and operate fabrication equipment: CNC punch press, CNC Laser, CNC press brakes, manual shear, mechanical presses and die sets, fabricator, plate roller, drills, and tapping heads.
  • Take responsibility for the quality of all parts by inspecting and immediately reporting any problems, discrepancies, or irregularities to the supervisor.
  • Work with computers to claim shop orders, and retrieve CNC programs and engineering blueprints and drawings.
  • Exhibit teamwork by working cohesively with the fabrication team to continuously improve.

Preferred Experience

  • Technical School Degree preferred.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and application of Lean Manufacturing tools, such as 5S, Kanban Inventory, Visual Management, Waste elimination, and Root Cause Problem Solving are preferred.


  • Ability to adapt to conditions as dictated by business requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and members of the leadership team.
  • Ability to understand and follow work instructions, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Assist with training other operators.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Must be able to use precision measuring instruments such as calipers and micrometers.
  • Strong math skills and the ability to apply them.
  • Willingness to work overtime, if required.


  • Healthcare
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401K Match
  • Quarterly Bonuses
  • PTO
  • Company Holidays

Employer’s Statement

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company ensures 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.

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