Job Title:  Senior Mechanical Engineer

Req ID:  39442
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 Mechanical Engineer performs analyses, resolves issues using problem solving techniques to execute mechanical or electromechanical solutions for components, and supports the feasibility, design, and development of new and innovative products or solutions for our Customers. This role is responsible for the new product development and sustaining of electro-mechanical medical devices and healthcare equipment for sterility assurance and workflow automation solutions.


  • Performs analyses, resolves issues using problem solving techniques to develop new and innovative solutions for our Customers.
  • Must have solid knowledge of optical system, optical design, and optical material.
  • Familiarity with FDA regulations including design controls, design history files, regulatory approval methods, and overall medical device industry knowledge
  • May represent R&D as NPD core team member.
  • Designs, develops, documents and executes mechanical and/or electromechanical solutions for components, assemblies to meet company or department goals.
  • Performs full range of engineering duties and project assignments based on general instructions and guidance from supervisor or lead engineers.
  • Uses mechanical engineering principles of statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and hydraulics and material science to develop design solutions for medical devices.
  • Uses 2D and 3D cad software as well as other analysis software.
  • Solves complex mechanical engineering problems by applying a broad knowledge of engineering or scientific principles.
  • Determines technical feasibility of new product concepts.
  • Demonstrates success in design and development necessary to commercialize complex electromechanical products as part of an engineering team.
  • Incorporates new technologies (state of the art) / innovations in certain disciplines.
  • Tier 3 OEM Customer responder.
  • Collaborates w/ Marketing, Q&R, Manufacturing, Service, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs, Vendors, Suppliers and Consultants.
  • Demonstrates ability to translate technical information to non-technical.
  • Subsystem level oversight.
  • Leads activities of technicians and designers in support of project assignments and goals.
  • Designs, develops, and implements activities required to support both new product development, and/or solve problems on current products, by applying skills in one or several branches of science and engineering.
  • Applies code/standards guidelines and requirements to product design.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

    Required Experience

    • A minimum of 5-10 years of related engineering experience.
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree or Biomedical Engineering
    • Experience with design controls (process) in a highly regulated industry
    • Demonstrated experience in a variety of materials, technologies and manufacturing methods, such as:
      •  Metals, plastics, rubber composites
      •  Bearings, hydraulics, seals, optics
      •  Welding, machining, forming, casting, molding
    • Expertise in 3D CAD Modeling (PRO/E preferred)
    • Experience solving complex engineering problems through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results
    • Strong communication 
    • Prior experience working in a team


    Preferred Experience

    • Graduate coursework desirable
    • Experience with Lean Six Sigma / (DFMA) Design for Manufacturing, Assembly, Serviceability is desirable
    • Experience with design controls (process) in a highly regulated industry; medical preferred #LI-KS1



    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:  39442
    Job Category:  Engineering

    Mentor, OH, US, 44060

    Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
    Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

    Job Segment: Mechanical Engineer, Medical Device, Biomedical Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Medical Device Engineer, Engineering, Healthcare