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Job Title:  Senior Maintenance Technician- $2,000 Sign-On Bonus

Req ID:  25824
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Libertyville, IL, US, 60048


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 position of Senior Maintenance Technician is a hands-on position, that provides technical expertise and oversees and participates in the maintenance, repair, and improvement of facility equipment in a validated cGMP environment. This equipment includes machinery, buildings, computer systems, control systems, safety and security systems (hereinafter referred to as Equipment).   He/She is also responsible for multiple highly complex major projects and processes requiring innovative original solutions. Additionally, this position includes responsibility for maintaining shop tools, inventory, and keeping the department’s CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) updated. The position must be proficient in the requirements of the Technician Maintenance and Project Technician positions and may be required to provide training to the technicians in these roles. The position shall support management including providing guidance to other maintenance staff and help promote a Lean team environment. This position will also be required to support after hours emergency response activities on an as needed basis.

What you will do with us:

  1. Performs technical troubleshooting on a variety of modalities, technologies, and locations. Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance on high volume, validated processing equipment. Reviews preventative maintenance tasks for effectiveness and frequency and recommends any continuous improvement changes or Lean practices for implementation to management.
  2. Plans and coordinates resources and materials for any planned and unplanned repairs of the Equipment and ensures all documentation for planned and unplanned Equipment maintenance is completed properly and entered the department’s Computerized Maintenance Management System. This will include initiating change control documentation for changes to validated processes.
  3. Adheres to, trains on, and enforces safety practices such as Lockout/Tagout and proper use of PPE by him/herself and by other technicians in the department.
  4. Recommends skills improvement training for his/herself and/or other technicians in the department that will improve the skill set needed to improve equipment performance and provides training to other team members as needed.
  5. As a member of the Lean facility team this person seeks ways to improve the company’s safety systems and applications, equipment performance and cost savings and works with management on implementation.
  6. Provides training, support, and guidance to other maintenance staff and directs outside contractors on facility maintenance tasks.
  7. Ensures Equipment calibrations are performed on time using established procedures, and promptly notifying management in the event an anomaly is discovered.

8. Can be available to respond to maintenance calls off shift if assistance is needed and must be available for overtime as needed.  Acts as a back-up in the absence of the Maintenance Manager.

  1. Contributes in a team effort by performing in accordance to all STERIS policies, GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher level management and performs other duties as assigned.

You will be a good fit if you have:

  1. Requires a minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
  2. Requires ability to read, interpret and practically apply electrical ladder diagrams and mechanical blueprints.
  3. Requires working knowledge of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) or other types of process control equipment.
  4. Requires ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  5. Requires ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  6. Requires computer skills and word processing, spreadsheet and software capabilities.
  7. Requires effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.
  8. Above average organizing, analyzing and a minimum of Level 3 math skills (ratios, proportions, basic algebra) to determine organizational Customer and regulatory problems to formulate corrective action plans.  
  9. Able to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.
  10. Requires normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.

Education Degree

  • Associate's Degree

Required for position:

  1. Ability to meet physical requirements of position, including physical capacity evaluation testing and annual physical, as appropriate.
  2. Ability to successfully complete Operator training (classroom and hands-on) to become certified Operator and successfully pass Operator re-certification test annually. 
  3. If required by the specific modality, this role is subject to passing Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) required background check.

Reasons you will love working here:

This is an opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people, whom take true pride in their work. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding employees for their hard work. We do this by providing competitive base salary plus bonus (as applicable), comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid PTO and holidays, 401K with company match.


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:  25824
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Libertyville, IL, US, 60048

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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