Job Title:  Engineering Technician

Req ID:  35664
Job Category:  Engineering

Saint Louis, MO, US, 63133


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 Engineering Technician is a technical role that supports R&D design and Insourcing initiatives. The primary focus of this role will be supporting the integration into manufacturing for the chemical manufacturing processes, packaging component design, general manufacturing processes, and  designing of packaging processes of New Product Development and insourcing projects. The Engineering Technician must have a strong foundation of working knowledge of mechanical concepts. 


  • Assist with the design, development, building and qualifying of manufacturing equipment.
  • Use of Autocad for purposes of P&ID’s, conceptual drawings, Line layouts, Component Drawings and other engineering based drawing.
  • Execute tests using test equipment that measures temperature, electricity, light, flow, pressure, strain, force, distance, time, noise, weight etc.
  • Collect and analyze test data/results, document results, outcomes and write reports.  Provide analysis of results to Engineering and R&D teammembers. 
  • Support the design packaging line layouts, Equipment P&ID’s, and packaging Component Data.
  • Analyze equipment failures prior to manufacturing turnover and factory work stoppage problems and provide solutions.
  • Execute technical judgement and decision making.


Duties - cont'd

  • Procure equipment and supplies for labs and engineering hardware.
  • Coordinate with Metrologist effectively to maintain calibrated equipment.
  • Maintains detailed and up to date test data in laboratory note book and active test logs.
  • Support Customer escalations, when needed.
  • Support manufacturing ramp up, and design transfer during product development.
  • Maintain facility in a safe, clean and orderly manner at all times in compliance with OSHA VPP standards and STERIS SOPs.
  • Coordinate Test with outside laboratories.
  • Assist with DOT Hazmat shipping.
  • Assist with documentation supporting the manufacturing and packaging of new and insourced products.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree plus 1 year of hands-on mechanical experience. 
    • OR Vocational/Technical Training or Two-year Associate Degree or equivalent, apprenticeship or comparable specialized study in mechanical engineering. PLUS 3 years of hands-on mechanical experience.
    • OR High School Diploma plus 5 years of hands-on mechanical experience in lieu of degree.
  • Must have broad base of knowledge with understanding and skills in the following areas: Mechanical and CAD Design.

Work Schedule

  • This is an onsite position based in St Louis, MO.
  • The schedule is M-F dayshift hours.


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:  35664
Job Category:  Engineering

Saint Louis, MO, US, 63133

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