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Job Title:  Quality Engineer

Req ID:  20645
Job Category:  Quality
Country/Region:  GB
State:  HRT
City:  Bishop's Stortford
Zip:  CM23 5GZ

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 Quality Engineer is responsible for developing, maintaining and improving the quality system in accordance with the requirements of, as appropriate, the following standards: IS0 9001, ISO 13485, MDSAP and FDA 21 CFR Part 820.  This role supports complaint/CAPA investigations, supplier quality improvement, operations production and process controls, and product and service quality improvement with the use of statistical techniques and other accepted quality principles.  This role plans and executes activities concerned with the development, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of STERIS quality systems.

  1. Participate on cross-functional new product development teams with focus on product/ service quality and Quality System compliance. 
  2. Develop and implement statistically valid sampling plans, designed experiments, capability studies, SPC and trend analysis. 
  3. Initiate and/or participate in process and product corrective actions and problem-solving activities. 
  4. Update/establish documented work instructions as needed. 
  5. Review collected data to perform statistical analysis and recommend process/product changes to improve quality.
  6. Monitor and report on performance metrics. 
  7. Instruct other STERIS employees in quality principles, effective corrective actions, and valid statistical techniques. 
Duties - cont'd

8. Collaborate with other departments and facilities within the company on quality related issues. 

9. Maintain product integrity and quality through support of evaluation and disposition of nonconforming materials. 

10. Perform quality system audits and provide guidance on corrective actions.

11. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Education Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering General
Required Experience
  1. Working experience of combined Manufacturing/Quality Engineering and/or Quality Systems experience.
  2. Working experience with medical device or other regulated industries preferred.
  3. Experience working in an ISO certified environment required.
  4. ASQ, QSR or familiarity with QSR/GMP regulations preferred.
Preferred Experience

Experience with statistical analysis software and Visio preferred.

  1. Excellent problem-solving skills
  2. Focus on identification of potential issues and continuous improvement.
  3. Experience working on cross-functional teams and on own initiative.
  4. Demonstrated excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills.
  5. Must have PC experience, as well as working familiarity of desktop applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.




STERIS plc is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.