Job Title:  Device Repair Technician - Training Provided!

Req ID:  38881
Job Category:  Service/Technical Services

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222


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.

The Role: Device Repair Technician - Birmingham, AL


If you're wanting and willing to learn a new skillset that will launch you into a long-term, stable career, WE WILL TRAIN YOU! 


As a STERIS IMS Repair Technician, we will train you to service, restore, and repair surgical devices and instruments that are used in various medical settings. As a Surgical Device Repair Technician, you will be working at our main device repair facility located in Birmingham, AL. You will primarily work on the repair, refurbishment, and restoration of Endoscopes.


The general responsibilities of Device Repair Technician are as follows:


  • Our technicians work in comfortable, bright, lab like environments. 
  • Typical working hours are 6am-2:30pm (Additional mandatory overtime during the week and Saturdays may be required.)
  • Currently this team is working 10 hour daily shifts due to a high volume of business demand. 
  • Service, repair and restore surgical devices (Endoscopes) to original specifications, appearance, and use. 
  • Accurately examine, test and troubleshoot equipment/tools for defects and other issues. 
  • Determine the best course of service or repair to renew and get said device / instrument back to working order.
  • Work with equipment and small machinery such as microscopes, grinders, sanders, soldering irons, and sharpeners/polishers.
  • Repair casings, flex tubing, circuitry, electronics, camera lens, and various machined parts. 
  • To accomplish the repair process, you will follow highly detailed instructions and follow strict procedures to ensure uniformity, safety and overall medical device compliance. Remember, these devices and instruments are being used in surgical/hospital settings and require the utmost care, and attention to detail to ensure the safety of patients! 
  • Please review the following video to get a better understanding of the role and work environment! Join Our Team! Surgical Device Repair Technician | Video | STERIS IMS

What skills, experience, and abilities will make you successful in this role?


We recognize that this is not a common role, nor are there many other companies that do what we do. For this reason, we know that there are many different jobs, trades, and transferrable skills that you can bring to the table that will allow you to be successful here at STERIS IMS!


Generally, successful candidates and employes have the following general skills, experience, and abilities:


  • A Highschool Diploma or GED is required
  • English language proficiency
  • Minimum 1 year of overall work experience
  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends (Saturdays) as required depending on business needs/customer demand.
  • Good hand/eye coordination with the ability to handle small, often very small parts and equipment.
  • Precision use of your hands with a full range of hand manipulation or dexterity.
  • Amazing attention to detail. (You can notice things others usually don't!)
  • Comfortability doing work that is often repetitive in nature. (Doing the same thing/work multiple times.)
  • Able to read, and understand detailed schematics, instructions, and diagrams. 
  • Comfortable sitting, standing, and bending frequently or for extended periods of time. 
  • Most importantly, you can follow instructions and stick to strict procedures and processes.

What will help you stand out as a candidate?


  • Experience in a similar role or environment utilizing power and hand tools/equipment such as grinders, sanders, soldering irons, and polishers.
  • Prior work experience in a role in which you were required to manipulate, bend, adjust and or intricate assembly work. 


Even if you don't have the exact experience listed, you may have transferable skills found in other industries/roles! Our team members come from various backgrounds, and prior career paths such as:


  • Cellphone/Electronics/Appliance Repair - You're used to working with small parts and pieces and enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together.
  • Nail Technicians - Yes, you read that correctly! Fast, but detailed and intricate work, and you've likely used filling tools and sharpeners!
  • Mechanic work - Car, Machinery, etc. you're curious by nature and enjoying troubleshooting until everything is back in working order.
  • Assemblers - Comfortable with repetition, used to following detailed instructions and diagrams.
  • Others include: Jewelry Repair, Dental Lab Technicians, and Craft Hobbyist

Where can you learn more about STERIS IMS?


What are our STERIS Benefits?


At Steris, we invest in our employees and their families! Here is just a brief overview of what we offer:


  • Biweekly pay at $17.50/hr with the potential opportunity of overtime
  • Excellent healthcare, dental, and vision benefits with low deductibles/premiums
  • Long/Short term disability coverage
  • Parental Leave
  • Extensive Paid Time Off policy and added Holidays.
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Additional add-on benefits/discounts for programs such as Pet Insurance
  • Continued training and educations programs
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement in a stable long-term career


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers 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.

Req ID:  38881
Job Category:  Service/Technical Services

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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