Job Title:  Senior Mechanical Designer

Req ID:  43866
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, Ohio


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 Infection Prevention Technology (IPT) business develops sterilizers used in hospitals throughout the world. This highly complex equipment ensures physicians can safely perform surgeries everyday. Join a highly collaborative team that impacts the research and development of this critical equipment. 

The Senior Designer is responsible for design, detail drafting, documentation and presentation. You will develop components design specifications and assist in resolving design problems in support of new product development and sustaining engineering.

*This position is onsite in Mentor, Ohio.


•    Reliably produces high quality designs and documentation that are first time right.
•    Develops complex product designs and associated engineering documentation with limited guidance from engineers of lead designers.
•    Solves problems independently utilizing problem solving techniques, referencing historical designs, referencing standards and other resources.
•    Effectively utilizes design tools (e.g. CREO, AutoCAD, Altium, SVN) within STERIS Product Lifecycle Management systems to control and release designs.
•    Provides accurate effort estimates and then executes design efforts on-time.
•    Plans, develops and executes engineering and verification test protocols using good lab practices and good documentation practices. Completes testing reports.
•    Leads communication with vendors, sourcing, manufacturing, service and other functions to realize designs.
Initiates ECNs to implement simple to moderately complex design changes, following the corporate change process, while works with appropriate subject matter owners.


•    7+  years of progressive experience in Mechanical Design
•    Technical Associates degree, drafting certification, vocational training preferred.
•    Proficiency with advanced functions of technical software design packages (CREO, AutoCAD, Altium).
•    Proficient in advanced/complex technical design documentation (drafting, schematics, layouts, symbols)
•    Expert in product lifecycle management through release and change management documentation.
•    Experienced designing in multiple manufacturing methods within the technical function (machining, injection molding, cable harnesses, PCBAs, etc.)
•    Hand-on aptitude within the technical area of expertise (oscilloscopes, calipers, hand tools, multimeters).
•    Proficient in Microsoft products; Excel, Word, Project, and Power Point.
Effective written and verbal communication.

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:  43866
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, Ohio

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