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Job Title:  Electrical Engineering Co-op - Fall 2023

Req ID:  35327
Job Category:  Intern

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 Electrical Engineering Intern will gain experience in and provide support to the Surgical Solutions Group in executing design tasks and performing testing activities in accordance with predefined system requirements, test plans, data processing, and overall development of electrical engineering products. 

This position requires an understanding of the electrical products and physical phenomena being evaluated as part of the developmental campaign.  Sufficient mathematical and hands-on testing skills are required in order to appropriately operate equipment safely and accurately, as well as to properly collect and analyze data. The ideal candidate shall possess the technical aptitude necessary to perform the tasks and should be a team player that is detail oriented, communicates well, and follows through.


  • Assist Surgical Solutions Research and Development Group located in Mentor, Ohio with electrical/controls engineering activities including, but not limited to, the following: 
  • PC Board assembly-level design optimization and troubleshooting of board assemblies comprised of ARM-based processors and various circuit designs (e.g. digital Video signal distribution, Serial communication - RS-232/485, USB, Ethernet, LED control, PWM, miniature servo motor control, I/O interfaces, etc
  • Testing with Product/System Interfaces 
  • Building Simulators
  • Building R&D prototypes 
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data with LabView and other PC-based simulators/test systems
  • Assist with User Interface/GUI design
  • Assist with system architecture design/block diagrams

Required Experience

  • Junior or Senior level courses majoring in Electrical Engineering.
  • Coursework in Mathematics and Physics.
  • Coursework and Labs in Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
  • Experience/coursework with Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and CAD/Schematic Capture (i.e. Altium preferred or Zuken/AutoCAD/Visio/ePLAN etc).
  • Previous experience/coursework with electro-mechanical sensors and actuators (i.e. Temperature Devices – TC’s/RTD’s, Pressure Devices – Switches/Transducers, Solenoid Valves, Limit/Level Switches, Pneumatics, Motors, etc) is desirable but not required.
  • Previous experience/coursework with microprocessor interfacing / embedded design (i.e. ARM preferred or MCU//DSP/CPLD/FPGA/ASIC, DACs/A2Ds, JTAG preferred or I2C/SPI/UART, TI Code Composer Studio) is desirable but not required.
  • Previous experience/coursework with software/firmware programming languages (i.e. C/C++ preferred or misc Object-Oriented, VHDL) is desirable but not required.


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:  35327
Job Category:  Intern

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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