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Associate VHP Engineer

Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Barcelona, CT, ES, 08041

Company: Steris Corporation

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

The Life Sciences Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) Application Engineering group works with sales, marketing, manufacturing, engineering, and service to help secure orders and provide technical support and training to internal and external Customers. Associate VHP Application Engineers are learning the field of VHP technology and applications and work primarily with STERIS integrated and mobile VHP products that serve the pharmaceutical process and laboratory research segments of the Life Sciences market as well as the Food and Beverage market.


VHP Solutions (65%)

•    Works with approved OEM’s and end users for efficient integration of STERIS VHP products and technology. Typical OEM applications include isolators, safety cabinets, filling lines, modular rooms, HVAC integrators, and pass-through chambers. Typical end user integrations include modular VHP systems integrated to building HVAC, rooms, or pass-through chambers; and stand-alone vacuum and atmospheric VHP chambers.
•    Completes assigned training plan and maintains required technical proficiency through Customer project support and the attendance at scheduled training sessions and meetings.
•    Performs cycle development for VHP applications including pre-work, execution, and report with help from VHP Application Engineer or Senior VHP Application Engineer as required.
•    Assists VHP Application Engineer in managing project lifecycle for VHP projects and interacts with factory and service team as required-pre order, order, and cycle development. 
•    Provides updates and maintains VHP project backlog report and documenting KPI’s. Other reports as required by STERIS (expense, car mileage, safety, etc.)

Sales Team Support (20%)

•    Develops equipment options, exceptions and clarifications and special sales quotes (SSQ)
•    Works with Sales team to keep project report and forecast accurate and up to date.
•    Supports work with architect and engineering (A&E) firms, architects, planners, and end users to promote VHP project opportunities and influence project bid specifications with STERIS solutions. 

Develop Professional Community Relationships and Strategic marketing initiatives (15%) 
•    Conducts classes, webinars, and training seminars, educating the professional community and Customers, by serving in a consultative and supportive role.

Education Degree

  • in Engineering General

Required Experience

1.    1+ years proven industry experience in working with VHP applications in Life Sciences Industry or 3+ years technical application engineering experience with capital equipment.
2.    Bachelor’s degree preferred (Engineering or Technical discipline preferred)
3.    Strong communication and presentation skills with Customers
4.    Strong computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, CAD/Voloview)


1.    VHP Application Management – Ability to propose VHP solutions and help manage multiple VHP projects to profitable completion
2.    Technical Knowledge – Understands basic engineering practices and has technical expertise with ability to train others on STERIS VHP Solutions.
3.    Team Orientation- Builds constructive and effective relationships cross-functionally internally and externally and maintains them over time.
4.    Communication – Communicates effectively and efficiently with internal and external Customers. Ability to provide effective written and oral communication in large and small groups.  Ability to listen and flex style based on specific situations.

Working Conditions

Travel is expected from 50-70% as needed which may include domestic as well as international travel. Week-end and after-hours work is typical in this position.  Job will require working with 35-59% Hydrogen Peroxide and candidate should report any sensitivity issues with this chemical. 


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.