Job Title:  Senior Facilities Reliability Engineer (Remote)

Req ID:  42867
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.

The Role


The Senior Facilities Reliability Engineer is home based in Birmingham, AL and will travel to other STERIS U.S. sites to ensure the reliability and compliance of STERIS’s facility mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and utility systems within a regulated environment. This role involves the strategic implementation and continuous improvement of maintenance practices to uphold ISO9001, ISO13485, OSHA and local Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) regulations. By collaborating with the Facilities, Quality, Regulatory, Operations, and HSE teams and utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), the Senior Facilities Reliability Engineer aims to enhance operational efficiency, reduce downtime, bolster safety, and ensure compliance with defined standards and regulations.


The Senior Facilities Reliability Engineer’s contribution spans multiple STERIS U.S. locations. This role is considered a key contributor to the operational excellence and regulatory adherence of the organization and demands a combination of technical expertise, strategic planning, and a detailed understanding of regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate will approach maintenance and reliability challenges with innovative solutions, contributing to the organization's goals of maintaining high operational standards and compliance with industry and local regulations.


Home based in Birmingham, AL (near a major airport).


Travel up to 20% to our U.S. locations is required.

What You Will Do


  • Optimize maintenance management systems (25%) – Refine and utilize a CMMS (eMaint) to streamline facilities operations and maintenance and improve reliability.
  • Develop and refine facilities, maintenance, and reliability standards (20%) - Lead the creation of safe, efficient protocols that ensure equipment reliability and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Create and maintain SOPs and maintenance documentation (20%) - Develop detailed procedures and standard work to guide effective, compliant, and safe maintenance operations across all designated STERIS locations.
  • Conduct reliability and compliance audits (15%) - Perform regular assessments to ensure maintenance activities meet or exceed regulatory and operational standards. Generate reports and provide information as needed to support business objectives and internal and external audits.
  • Design and implement Facilities training programs (10%) - Provide training to enhance the skills and knowledge of Facilities personnel in safety, reliability, and compliance.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and resolving complex facilities issues (10%) - Offer expert advice and hands-on support at any STERIS location for critical facilities tasks.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned to ensure business success.

What You Will Need to Be Successful



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Engineering, Facility Management, or Related field. 
  • 4+ years of experience with Facilities Management and MEP Systems including Hands-on management of MEP systems, including maintenance, troubleshooting, and optimization for reliability and efficiency.
  • 4+ years of experience with Preventive Maintenance Programs including the development and management of preventive maintenance programs using CMMS (preferably eMaintenance).
  • 3 + years of experience with Regulated Industry Compliance working in regulated industries (healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, aeronautics, automotive, etc.), focusing on operational and maintenance compliance.
  • 3 + years of experience with SOPs and Training Development. Experience authoring SOPs, task lists, work instructions, standard work, and developing training plans for maintenance staff in line with regulatory standards.

Preferred Skills and Experience


  • 1+ years of experience with Audit and Compliance. Experience conducting audits for maintenance operations compliance, identifying gaps, and implementing corrective actions, preferred.
  • Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) or Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) certifications, preferred.

What STERIS Will Do For You


The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter. 


 Pay range for this opportunity is $94,000 to $104,000. This position is eligible for bonus  participation. 


Minimum pay rates offered will comply with county/city minimums, if higher than range listed.  Pay rates are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to local labor market costs, years of relevant experience, education, professional certifications, foreign language fluency, etc.


Employees (and their families) may enroll in our company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, health savings account, voluntary benefits, supplemental life/AD&D plans and the company’s 401k plan. Employees are covered by an employee assistance program (also available to household members) and long-term disability. Full-Time Employees are also eligible for short-term disability.  Full-time Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service and paid Holidays. Part-time employees working 20 or more hours receive a pro-ration of the full-time PTO allocation and paid Holidays based on their standard hourly work week. Full-Time employees are eligible for four weeks of paid parental leave. Part-time employees also receive paid parental leave, pro-rated based on their standard hourly work week.


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:  42867
Job Category:  Engineering

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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