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Job Title:  Mechanical Engineer

Req ID:  24190
Job Category:  Engineering

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.

Position Summary

Performs various engineering assignments with a focus on complete mechanical systems.  


Design mechanical parts and processes for use in new product development and the repair of surgical devices.  

Measure and document mechanical parts considering complete mechanical systems.  

Conduct research that tests and analyzes the fit, form, and function of new components and the feasibility, design, operation and performance of existing equipment, components, systems and processes.  

Create solid models and engineering drawings with a focus on manufacturability.  

Develop, source and evaluate prototype designs.  

Conduct failure analysis and identify critical components.  

Specify system components that conform to engineering design and performance specifications.   

Design tooling, jigs and fixtures.  

Perform first article and prototype inspections.  

Conduct technical presentations to medical professionals and IMS employees.  

Coordinate with purchasing and the production floor to find suppliers and vendors.  

Create part numbers for components and assemblies for purchasing, inventory control, and factory use.  

Operate effectively in a team setting.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

Must have up to 3-5 years of experience with the following in a regulated industry (medical preferred): 

Materials engineering, metallography, and working with polymers, and plastics. Must have the ability to build prototypes as well as reverse engineer mechanical parts.  

Machining processes and techniques, ability to solder and handle small delicate parts is essential.  

Parametric modeling. 

Schematic capture, PCB layout and CIS/DE-HDL, library tools.   

Understanding of mechanical systems and interaction with overall electrical sub-systems 

Working with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. 

Production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 

Translating voice of customer input into specific design requirements 

Design control methods, including verification/validation testing techniques. 

Project management.



Computer Skills - Must be proficient with all Microsoft Office applications; previous experience with Oracle preferred.  

Parametric modeling (SolidWorks strongly preferred).   

Mechanical design experience (medical device industry strongly preferred).   

Aptitude for hands-on tasks and broad understanding of machining techniques.  

Ability to prepare and present complex engineering designs to other engineering disciplines, projects teams, customers, and senior management.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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:  24190
Job Category:  Engineering

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222

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