Job Title:  Manager, Sustaining Engineering

Req ID:  43235
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

Join the STERIS Infection Prevention Technology business having responsibility for managing the sustaining engineering department to deliver reliable, timely, cost-effective, high performance, scalable product solutions within the sterilizer portfolio.  You will drive processes, technology roadmaps, and provide strategic direction this engineering team. This is a well-rounded leadership role with responsibility for managing a team of engineers, process development, functional competency development, and overall execution control of all sustaining engineering activities. You will work closely with quality and adhere to systems and controls to ensure compliance. This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with cross functional teams to prioritize, track and execute sustaining engineering projects.

*This position is located onsite in Mentor, Ohio with the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule. 


•    Leading projects that involve feature additions, design improvements, cost reductions, regulatory updates & new country approvals, language translations, risk management support, resolving quality, safety & manufacturing issues, customer support (remote & onsite), obsolete component replacement & qualifications, support ISO & Quality Audits 
•    Drives culture of High-Performance teams in the department through strategic initiatives (functional competencies, performance management, talent management, process improvements).  
•    Guides program interfaces in the sustaining team to prepare plans, estimates for new projects and other related activities. Delivers critical, timely communications to the program leadership on product updates and delivery. Identifies critical dependencies, risks and contingency plans.  Proactively monitors progress, anticipating the effect of dependencies on schedule, cost, etc. 
•    Identifies and implements continuous improvements for the sustaining department on multiple axes (Products, Technologies, Processes, Tools, Methods, and Functional Competencies). Assess and develop associate training and education plans. 
•    Demonstrates a commitment to product quality & safety by maintaining compliance with all Quality Systems requirements. Fully adhere to all applicable FDA regulations, international guidelines and company policies at all times. Establish and promote a work environment among co-workers and direct reports that supports compliance with the Quality System and company policy. 
•    Responsible for managing the team budget, and operating plans. 
•    Manages interactions with vendors, suppliers, and consultants to assure engineering programs comply with designs and specifications. Supports established relationships with key third party engineering service firms, and professional organizations to promote inorganic development. 

*Approximately 10% domestic and international travel.

Required Experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Discipline (i.e. Mechanical, Electrical)
•    9+ years experience in a Regulated Engineering Environment  
•    Minimum 7 Years Electro-Mechanical Capital Equipment Experience (Defense, Aerospace, Medical Devices, Aviation, Appliances) 
•    At least three years of experience managing engineers. 
•    Experience in functional management of an engineering group who are engaged in product development on projects from initial concept, through development and verification / validation testing, and into Manufacturing. Ability to balance multiple programs and platform technologies to provide optimum service to the business 
•    Demonstrated proficiency in driving continuous improvement for performance, quality, time and cost; strong planning and organization skills required 
•    Experience working in a highly regulated environment 
•    Ability to lead and collaborate within a team-based matrixed organization at the management level in all business functions, levels and cultures. 
•    Demonstrated ability to make sound data driven business decisions; Understand, track, drill down and question activities and issues in all functional area. Strong attention to detail, follow-through skills 
•    Sets the standard for timeliness, work ethic, and personal integrity 
•    Must have excellent leadership, interpersonal and influencing skills and have a demonstrated ability to lead global, technical teams. Demonstrated leadership skills including conflict resolution, assertiveness and negotiation skills required.  

Preferred Experience

•    Six Sigma Experience 
•    Experience in LEAN Methodologies 
•    Direct experience regulations & standards (i.e. ASME, CRN, PED, UL, ISO, FDA, MDR, CE)
•    Experience in Mechanical Analysis and Design Packages (ANSYS, CREO)

What STERIS Offers
The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.



STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 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:  43235
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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