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Job Title:  Mechanical Engineering Co-Op - Spring & Summer 2022

Req ID:  24889
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

Co-Op: January 2022 through August 2022

The Mechanical Engineering Co-op will be part of a team involved in next generation product development for the surgical environment.  As part of a cross functional new product development team, the Co-op will be responsible for 3D CAD design tasks, 2D drawings, hands-on assembly and verification testing. There will also be exposure to processes and documentation required to successfully develop medical equipment and an opportunity to gain hands on experience with rapid prototyping methodology, troubleshooting, product testing, and interaction with other engineering disciplines. 


  • Assist with components and assembly design for products and test fixtures
  • Utilize Creo to create 3D models of the designs and detailed 2D drawings
  • Develop demonstrations of various new product concepts
  • Build and test functional prototypes to demonstrate product design concepts.
  • Develop test protocols then collect and analyze data
  • Develop mathematical models, applying statistics and equation describing physical phenomena
  • Follow medical and industry codes, standards, and regulations 
  • Take part in design reviews and verification activities
  • Research various technologies, manufacturing methods, and materials
  • Communication of designs and test results to engineering and cross functional teams
  • Maintain a safe working environment and follow all safety procedures.  

Required Experience

  • Student pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Completion of Sophomore year coursework by May 2021.  
  • Must have completed at least one 3D modeling course.
  • Must have experience working with basic hand tools.
  • Completion of a prior internship or technical/mechanical work experience preferred.
  • Experience using 3D CAD to model designs and then able to translate into 2D CAD drawings that can be used to produce prototypes.
  • Hands-on experience with various tools used in basic assembly or in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Requires organization, communication, problem solving, troubleshooting skills and a mature approach to cross functional working environments.
  • Lab based coursework as well as practical experience in designing, building and testing electro-mechanical prototypes is highly desired.  
  • Experience or interest in computer programming using applications such as Matlab and LabView is also desired.
  • General proficiency with Microsoft Office products.


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:  24889
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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