Job Title:  Senior Electrical Engineer

Req ID:  39459
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

The Senior Electrical Sustaining Engineer will lead product improvement initiatives, cost reduction efforts and resolution of electrical component availability due to obsolescence and/or availability. This person will collaborate with cross functional team members and external suppliers to identify and execute sustaining projects. 

The sustaining engineer will apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria to accomplish assigned engineering tasks, such as component selection and analysis, printed circuit board re-design and cable/harness design.  This person will assist manufacturing and service to resolve problems.


Specifies, designs, develops and verifies electronic and electrical designs.

Evaluates and tests for EMC and Safety compliance for medical device electronic equipment.

Evaluates and qualifies alternate source electronic components.  Updates designs as necessary.

Troubleshoots production and field issues.

Leads design related quality improvement and cost reduction projects.

Participates in technical design reviews of products and design requirements documents.

Performs engineering analysis, including simulation and tolerance analysis to ensure product functionality.

Develops test protocols and reports to validate changes and ensure product reliability.

Assesses impact of changes to standards (including 60601-1, 61010-1-101) on existing products.

Performs additional testing and design changes as necessary.

Works directly with contract manufacturers and STERIS sourcing to support production.

Manages interactions with vendors, suppliers and consultants to assure engineering models and prototype parts comply with designs and specifications.

Supports design, development and maintenance of functional testers at the contract manufacturer sites.

Generates and manages Engineering Change Requests/Notices.

Supports Design Transfer activities from R&D to Sustaining Engineering.

Duties - cont'd

Required Experience

Requires a minimum of 5+ years of related engineering experience.

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree required. 

Working knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals including, analog/digital design, sensors, optoelectronics, embedded microcontrollers, and EMC.

Experience with design and application of various sensor technologies, such as pressure transducers and thermal couples/RTDs, etc.

Experience with safety and EMC standards, including IEC/EN61010-1, 61326-1, 60601-1.

Experience with lab test equipment, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, power analyzers, function generators, etc.

Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and capable of working across multiple assigned projects.

Experience with developing design verification protocols, execution, and report generation (V&V).

Experience working with vendors and contract manufacturers.

Self-motivated and innovative.

Familiarity with user interface technologies, such as touch-screen displays, printers and other HMI accessories.

Understanding of machine communication protocols and data acquisition.

Experience with electrical engineering design tools, including schematic capture and layout is beneficial.  Experience with Altium is preferred.

Experience in analog, digital and mixed circuit simulation and modeling, such as LTspice and tolerance stackups is beneficial.

Lean Six Sigma / (DFMA) Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, Serviceability is beneficial.

Familiarity with Programmable Logic Controls (PLC’s) and/or NI DAQ equipment and LabVIEW is a plus. #LI-KS1


Travel up to 10% including internationally.

Preferred Experience



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.

Req ID:  39459
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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