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Job Title:  Senior Advanced Engineering Manager

Req ID:  22424
Job Category:  Engineering

Raleigh, NC, US, 27608


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

*This is a remote position. You can work from anywhere in the continental U.S. There will be 50%-75% travel within the U.S. and Ottawa, Canada.

The Senior Manager, Advanced Engineering is responsible for defining the automation and systems integration strategy for the Global Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST) business.  STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies is a global leading provider of  contract sterilization, laboratory testing, and product and packaging testing services to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.You will assess current operations process flow as well as business system and human resources interactions for opportunities to automate or reduce manual input and interaction using robotic, conveyance, 3D printing and software and virtual reality technologies.  You will also develop the automation strategy, including actions, timing, technology partners and resources needed to execute. This role requires experience evaluating current process, recommending automation options for otherwise manual processes and managing the implementation of those automated processes. 


  • Strategy development
  • Assess the global AST operations footprint, including differences driven by sterilization modalities to identify opportunities to streamline flow and reduce human interaction (lifting, motion, data recording) to simplify, reduce processing time, reduce ergonomic and safety risk, and improve performance across a number of operational and financial metrics. 
  • Upon completion of the assessment, develop and communicate the long-term implementation strategy, including priortizaiton of highest leverage opportunities, timing, projected costs, targeted technology partners and internal resource requirements. 
  • Implement the automation strategy through a variety of activities:
    • Oversee the specification development process, establish maintenance, service, and qualification protocols of technology systems. Ensure thorough and compliant documentation is available. 
    • Lead the vendor selection and capital appropriation request processes.
    • Lead all engineering, purchase, fabrication, installation and factory acceptance phases of the project implementation process. 
    • Identify the skills necessary and develop the training programs required to acquire and develop operators and technicians capable running and maintaining installed equipment. 
  • Develop and implement methods to monitor and measure effectiveness of implementations; lead corrective actions as applicable. 
  • Collaborate with the corporate advanced engineering function to facilitate alignment and synergy with the advanced engineering strategy being deployed across STERIS.  

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Enginneering, or related technical degree.
  • 15 years of experience in Advanced Engineering areas, including robotics, automation of manufacturing lines, conveyance systems, PLC/machine interface and software solutions.
  • 5 years project management and reporting experience.
  • Demonstrated positive impact to the business that translated to clear, bottom line results by implementing step-function changes.
  • Experience with and demonstrated skills in analyzing business needs, determining appropriate solutions and/or opportunities, developing lean implementation strategies, and deploying them.
  • Successful experience with effectiveness across multi-site operations with a preference for Global operations. 

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 $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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:  22424
Job Category:  Engineering

Raleigh, NC, US, 27608

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