Job Title:  Senior Controls Engineer - North Carolina

Req ID:  38111
Job Category:  Engineering

Charlotte, NC, US, 28278


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


Join a company where the work you do makes a difference!  We are One Team with One Goal.  At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), it’s our philosophy and our way of doing business.  Through a network of over 50 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 40 years.  Our irradiation and gas sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves. 


The Senior Controls Engineer will assess current operational controls systems technologies, as well as business systems, developing a strategy to support and upgrade current and new operations. The Senior Control Engineer reports to a Senior Manager of Facilities Engineering and will develop the controls strategy, facility roadmaps, and define action plans needed to execute the long-term controls program for key STERIS operational areas. In this role, the Senior Controls Engineer will travel to STERIS AST sites and utilize consultative troubleshooting and project management skills to identify gaps and recommend controls technologies strategies.  



Req# /Job Title:   # 37260 Senior Controls Engineer

Location:   Home-based near a major airport or STERIS location:  Preferably  Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Charlotte NC, or Spartanburg,SC

What You Will Do


Strategy Development


  • Assess the AST Americas controls systems footprint, to identify needs/opportunities to sustain and upgrade the variety of currently used controls technologies.
  • Upon completion of the assessment, develop and communicate the long-term implementation strategy, including prioritization of highest leverage opportunities, timing, projected costs, targeted technology partners and internal resource requirements.


Implement the Controls Technology Strategy:

  • Oversee the specification development process, establish maintenance, service, and qualification protocols of technology systems. Ensure thorough and compliant documentation is available.
  • Lead the vendor selection and capital appropriation request processes.
  • Lead all engineering, purchase, fabrication, installation, and factory acceptance phases of the project implementation process.
  • Identify the skills necessary and develop the training programs required to acquire and develop operators and technicians capable running and maintaining installed equipment.
  • Develop and implement methods to monitor and measure effectiveness of implementations; lead corrective actions, as applicable.


What You Will Need to Be Sucessful


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Electrical Engineering, required.   
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in advanced engineering areas, including PLC/DCS controls interaction and/or automation of manufacturing lines, conveyance systems, machine interface, and software solutions, required; 15 years of related experience preferred. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of project management and reporting experience, required; 5 years of related experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated positive impact to the business that translated to clear, bottom-line results by implementing step-function changes.
  • Experience with and demonstrated skills in analyzing business needs, determining appropriate solutions and/or opportunities, developing lean implementation strategies, and deploying them.
  • Experience with deploying new technology.
  • Successful experience with effectiveness across multi-site operations.
  • Experience managing internal and external partners on significant capital programs ($1M+).
  • Strong analytical, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate ideas, goals and results.


What STERIS Will Offer 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.


  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit bonus and incentive plans
  • Medical, vision, prescription, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Onsite parking
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement



Compensation Data

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $125,000. 


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:  38111
Job Category:  Engineering

Charlotte, NC, US, 28278

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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