Job Title:  ORC Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  35470
Job Category:  Maintenance

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37410


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 Maintenance Technician will maintain all production equipment to support the requirements of Operations.  Support the installation, testing, and validation of new production equipment procured to meet the needs of the various production facilities.  Perform miscellaneous and routine maintenance on all facility systems, including structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing at STERIS facilities. May include service or repair work on plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, motors, pumps, electrical systems, lighting, flooring, window coverings, walls, and other systems. Experience maintaining vertical boilers, chillers, air handling units, and steam lines desired.  Maintain an orderly inventory of parts and tools.  Perform basic PLC troubleshooting. Performs periodic inspections of buildings and makes recommendations on needed repairs, installation, etc. Adhere to trade practices and codes.


  • Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of manual, semi-automated, and automated production equipment from blueprints, technical manuals, or vendor specifications.  Maintenance involves electrical, electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, and hydraulics systems.
  • Recognize and perform machine adjustments to the various machine systems, operational interlocks, sensors, energy systems isolations, and other ancillary inputs to machine controls according to Company safety procedures.  Keep others aware of safety issues in work area.
  • Determine corrective actions based on operational and trouble messages provided by Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) Display Monitors or other similar display panels.  Expanded PLC knowledge is preferred for growth.
  • Maintain certifications for calibrated equipment, maintenance documentation, machine history, and all other appropriate documentation for production equipment.
  • Assist the engineers with installation, testing, and validation of new production equipment.
  • Satisfy production work order requests with description of corrective action.

Duties - cont'd

  • Routine cleaning of facilities and grounds. Occasionally shoveling, applying salt, sweeping, raking, cleaning.
  • Moving, setup/takedown of furniture and office equipment. Rarely rearrange areas, as needed.
  • Conduct and record periodic inspections, as scheduled.
  • Perform minor carpentry, painting, electrical and mechanical tasks.
  • Work with vendors in a professional manner.
  • Analyze problems with equipment/systems and perform necessary actions to maintain production capabilities.
  • Prioritize work requests with assistance and consultation of supervisor to respond appropriately.
  • Other duties as assigned. This is a 2nd shift position, 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm with some on call required. 

Required Experience

  • Minimum three to five years relevant experience (i.e., automatic packaging equipment, instrumentation, electrical, mechanical, and electronics), OR one military enlistment in a related military specialty
  • Associates degree or Certificate in Applied Sciences (i.e., Electronic Engineering Technology, Industrial Computer Technology, Industrial Implementation, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or other relevant coursework) preferred.
  • Must be able to read/understand blueprints, equipment manuals, and industrial standards. 
  • Independent troubleshooting and evaluation of equipment failures necessary. 
  • Reading, writing, and basic math skills required.


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 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:  35470
Job Category:  Maintenance

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37410

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