Job Title:  Senior Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  43067
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Chicago, IL, US, 60618


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

This position requires performing maintenance on both manufacturing equipment and building systems to support production operations and to maintain the facility. Provides support on various production related projects and activities. This role will also develop preventive maintenance schedules for manufacturing equipment. Provides guidance and leadership to other level maintenance technicians.

Job Details

Schedule: 1st Shift


6 am-2:30 pm



$1500 Sign on Bonus!

Healthcare, Vision, Dental, Quarterly Bonuses, 401K Match, PTO, Company Holidays


  1. Provides expertise for manufacturing equipment repair and maintenance.
  2. Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains the various production machines including punch presses, buffing, and grinding machines, laser marking equipment, automated assembly equipment, packaging equipment, CNC lathes/mills, and related equipment.
  3. Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains facility support systems including air compressors, chillers, heating and ventilating units, lighting systems, office equipment, security systems, and related building equipment.
  4. Performs preventive maintenance on production and building equipment as required by the Preventive Maintenance Program.
  5. Identifies, develops, and implements upgrades and improvements in equipment and systems to improve their reliability and maintainability.
  6. Works with outside vendors/contractors for maintenance, repair, replacement and testing of equipment and systems, in collaboration with Maintenance Manager.
  7. Maintains and updates energy control plans.
  8. Works and coordinates effectively with all employees (internal customers), including Engineering, Purchasing, and Production.



Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Vocational/Technical

Required Experience

Two years vocational education in automation/manufacturing technology

5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment maintaining automation equipment. 

  1. Working knowledge of electrical power circuits; electrical and electronic machine control circuits
  2.  Working knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems for equipment control and operation
  3. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics
  4. Must have advanced electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills and a thorough knowledge of and use of power equipment.  Shall possess a good electrical and mechanical aptitude, with knowledge in the operation of automated manufacturing equipment and electronic control systems
  5. Able to work with all fixed and portable equipment normally used in maintenance operations, including drill press, band saw, grinder, pipe threader. Must be able to use various diagnostic equipment for electrical trouble shooting such as Fluke meter, circuit tracer, megger, etc.

Preferred Experience

Industrial Automation Control training


Mechatronics Certification 

Working Conditions

Lifting, pulling, pushing up to 50lbs

Hand Dexterity

Standing for long periods of time 


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:  43067
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Chicago, IL, US, 60618

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Maintenance, Facilities, Electrical, CNC, Infection Control, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, Healthcare