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Job Title:  Repair Technician

Req ID:  23427
Job Category:  Service/Technical Services

Boston, MA, US, 02114


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

*You DO NOT have to have surgical instrument repair experience to be considered for this position*


Individuals with experience working in HVAC repair, general maintenance and installation, jewelry repair, welding, automotive, residential home repair, plumbing, electrical, small engine repair, computer repair, equipment repair, diesel repair, machine repair, aviation repair, hospital sterile processing, etc.  often have transferable skills into this position. 


The primary role of the Repair Technician is to perform repairs on medical instrumentation.  Technicians will be trained to become familiar with various types of surgical instruments and understand how to best maintain and repair them.  Repairs are completed on a repair truck onsite at a hospital or surgery center.  In addition to repair work, Technicians may work with a team including Sales Representatives and RCs (Repair Consultants/Managers) to identify and capitalize on revenue opportunities.   Travel requirements may vary by location. 


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  • Identifies surgical instruments by various type, use and functionality. Inspects instruments to determine what type of repair and/or adjustment is required.
  • Disassembles malfunctioning medical instruments, troubleshoots and uses standardized testing procedures and examines/ tests mechanisms for defects.
  • Replaces or repairs defective parts; may require modification or manufacturing replacement components. Reassembles medical instruments or equipment and tests assembly for conformance to specifications.
  • Adjusts calibration to ensure functioning within specified standards.
  • Works with RC to manage and balance workload to minimize Customer disruption.
  • Exercises mechanical skills for precision, alignment, sharpening and repair of surgical instruments.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork (i.e., logging instruments and completed repairs).

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Good hand/eye coordination (manual dexterity), basic organizational and troubleshooting/problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to listen and learn, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willing to work overtime and hours outside normal business hours as needed, based on Customer needs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Customers, peers and management.
  • Mechanical aptitude required.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT medical exam.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be at least 21 years old to meet the FMCSA age requirement for commercial interstate driving.

Preferred Experience

  • Preferred Surgical Technician experience or experience working is a Central Sterile Department in a hospital
  • Alternatively, experience working in a medical instrument/device instrument very desirable



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:  23427
Job Category:  Service/Technical Services

Boston, MA, US, 02114

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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