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Job Title:  Sr Design Engineer

Req ID:  30582
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

STERIS is seeking a highly driven Sr Design Engineer for our Endoscopy business unit. Sr Design Engineers at STERIS Endoscopy are responsible for the design, development, and release of innovative products to better diagnose, prevent, and treat disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Sr Design Engineers work within cross-functional teams, with physicians, vendors, and other outside resources to turn user needs into viable solutions. Design Engineers are responsible for concept development, product design, testing, integrating feedback, and delivering on major milestones.


A STERIS Endoscopy Senior Design Engineer:

  • Leads the clear definition of user needs, development of concepts, prototyping, feasibility testing, iteration of prototypes, final product design, design transfer, and qualification of the design for full market release. Delivers creative and viable solutions to challenging problems.
  • Works with clinicians, physicians, and product managers to obtain feedback on design ideas and prototypes early and often. Analyzes and troubleshoots product performance during labs and clinical use for potential design improvements.
  • Integrates input from customers, clinical, marketing, quality, regulatory, manufacturing, and other engineers. Clearly articulates trade-offs and creates solutions with associated design and compliance documentation.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, especially regarding timely matters that impact others or the business. Presents project updates to technical and non-technical audiences effectively (meetings, presentations, etc.).

Duties - cont'd

  • Works effectively with others in a cross-functional team environment. Builds trust with team members and within the organization.
  • Supports a high-performance culture built on trust, respect, community, and a continuous improvement spirit. Identifies areas for improvement and offers potential solutions.
  • Effectively manages multiple projects and/or responsibilities concurrently, while adapting to changing needs and priorities. Prioritizes tasks appropriately and delivers on project deliverables and milestones. Maintains a sense of urgency.
  • Builds technical knowledge or skills in areas such as materials, plastics, molding, welding, component assembly, and manufacturing methods to effectively support the needs of the organization.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Other

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of industry engineering experience (or 2+ years with relevant co-op experiences)
  • Proficient with 3D CAD software, preferably SolidWorks
  • Effective communication skills with confidence to present before groups of customers, vendors, peers, and leadership
  • Experience with product design, prototyping, manufacturing processes, process qualification, and design for manufacturing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office with ability to write clear reports and correspondence
  • Proficiency developing test plans, test methods, test protocols, and test reports
  • Strong ability to work in cross-functional teams and communicate effectively and in an timely manner
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to observe clinical usage, attend conferences, and participate in animal or bench tests.
  • A positive attitude

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with medical device product development: user needs definition, design, prototyping, analysis, testing, design controls, risk management, regulatory submissions, clinical evaluation, manufacturing processes, process qualification, verification and validation activities, and commercialization.
  • Previous experience working in a regulated environment, preferably medical device regulations
  • Understanding of medical device regulations and quality management systems
  • Experience with Human Factors and Usability Engineering


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:  30582
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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