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Job Title:  Industrial Engineer

Req ID:  30279
Job Category:  Engineering

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60018


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 will be primarily responsible for Industrial Engineering activities in support of the STERIS/HuFriedy Group Assembly and Distribution department but could also include support of other Manufacturing sites within the Dental division.   


1.    Collect and analyze statistical data for volatility and standard deviation norms in relation to productivity performance, capabilities, production load charts, etc.*
2.    Improve means of material handling and storage to increase throughput and ergonomics - simple vs. tech*
3.    Conduct time studies, develop cost analysis, develop/implement, and maintain standard work documentation*
4.    Identify, initiate, lead, participate and provide training required to effectively complete continuous improvement efforts tied to safety, quality, delivery, and cost*
5.    Recommend capital equipment additions and develop appropriate justifications. Effectively manage the implementation and commissioning of such additions.*
6.    Support operations team in reviewing KPI misses to determine root cause and support development and execution of countermeasures
7.    Assist in layout design and department moves
8.    Draft and design layout for equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency of staff and facility utilization*
9.    Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and equipment
10.  Design the overall process flow and conceptual layout for future *
11.  Develop value stream mapping for process flows, identify opportunities to reduce/eliminate non-value-add activity/time, and initiate continuous improvement strategies.*
12.  Support the manufacturing engineering team in the development and execution of process validations, process capability studies, and PFMEAs.
13.  Other duties as assigned.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

1    Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related engineering discipline.
2    2-5 years of related engineering experience.
3    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
4    Advanced knowledge of production machinery, processes and standards
5    Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
6    Troubleshooting expertise and attention to detail



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:  30279
Job Category:  Engineering

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60018

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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