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Job Title:  Advanced Mechanical Engineer

Req ID:  32226
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


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 Advanced Mechanical Engineer position will be a part of the Infection Prevention Technology (IPT) Department.  The nature of the position will be a part of the new product development of steam, vaporized hydrogen peroxide, and liquid chemical sterilizer technologies.  The product development process is carried out as a part of a cross-functional team per outlined project charter and product requirements, under the guidance of a Program Manager.  


  • Designs, develops, documents and executes mechanical and/or electromechanical solutions for sub-systems and components to meet project goals.
  • Hands on prototyping and idea evaluation of fluid systems.
  • Performs analyses and resolve issues using problem solving techniques to develop new and innovative solutions in the sterilization industry. 
  • Applies mechanical engineering principles of statics, machine design, thermodynamics, heat transfer, material selection and fabrication to develop design solutions for medical equipment.
  • Manages time and budget sensitive sub-system projects, which are a part of a larger product development initiative.
  • Uses 2D and 3D cad software to model concepts and designs throughout the development process.

Duties - cont'd

  • Applies Finite Element Analysis (ANSYS) and other engineering analysis software to aid in design development and validation. 
  • Performs routine engineering investigations involving calculations and/or tests in support of current products, new designs, methods, materials, or process studies. 
  • Prepares design sketches and assists with developing design layouts and drawings for a variety of components, sub-assemblies, processes, or equipment in support of projects. 
  • Defines subsystem design requirements and develops documentation in accordance to STERIS processes and procedures.
  • Interacts with vendors, suppliers, and consultant to assure compliance with requirements and specifications. 
  • Works as a collaborative team member in engineering projects.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Required Experience

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering required.  MS in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of Experience in product development or consulting
  • ANSYS FEA structural experience preferred
  • ANSYS Fluent CFD experience preferred
  • Understands manufacturing fabrication processes
  • Worked with vendors and suppliers, and understands the sourcing process

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in 3D CAD Modeling, Creo preferred
  • ASME Pressure vessel design experience preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication is required to facilitate collaboration and create documentation.  
  • Self-Motivated individual
  • Resourceful, strong communication with problem solving skills 
  • Exceptional team player 
  • Travel up to 10% including internationally.
  • Must have the ability to work in a lab environment & the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.



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:  32226
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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