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Job Title:  Senior Controls Engineer

Req ID:  24984
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

Are you looking for a place to put your innovative ideas to work as a subject matter expert? Bring your talent and experience to STERIS’ VHP team where you will design, develop, and release software solutions for automated, networked, and decontamination devices. You will also take ownership of all software project deliverables (cost, performance, time, quality) from inception to delivery, analyzes product/system-level requirements and translates them into software specifications, and maintains and develops the skills and knowledge of the software development team members.  Other responsibilities include establishing and improving the procedures, standards, and tools.


  • Duties
    •             Develop program machine controls using PLC/ HMI solutions, primarily with Siemens, Allen Bradley, B&R, or other automated solutions.
    •             Daily programming in PLC controls programming languages such as: Ladder Logic, Structured Text, and Function Block.
    •             Work as a collaborative team member in engineering projects serving as the software leader on the project team.
    •             Collaborates with groups outside of direct responsibilities including other engineering groups, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, etc. for project planning, analysis of product requirements, and to outline proposed solutions.
    •             Document all software and hardware specifications.
    •             Assist in the writing of test procedures, execution of test, verification, and serve as a technical resource for the Test/Verification Engineering team.
    •             Participate in design reviews to identify issues and provide input to design recommendations.
    •             Serves as a contact point for outside vendors and consultants.
    •             Reviews software change requests and defects and assigns them to software project team members.
    •             Works independently with minimal supervision on routine activities. 
    •             Releases software for product.
    •             Travel up to 10% (including international)

Required Experience

  • •             Requires 5+ years of related engineering experience.
    •             Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering required.   (A degree in another Engineering discipline may be acceptable with proven software education and/or training and demonstrated software experience.)
    •             Advanced degree is desirable.
    •             Capable of solving complex engineering problems through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results.
    •             Strong troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills.
    •             Exceptional team player.
    •             Experience performing software requirement analysis and definition.  Proven skills in working with stakeholders to refine product requirements to be realized in software.
    •             Experience in the implementation of infrastructure and applications for Manufacturing, Installation, and Serviceability.
    •             Strong knowledge of PLC-based control systems and communication protocols.
    •             Experience working in a highly regulated environment is desirable.
    •             Previous experience in the medical device, bio-tech, life sciences, or pharma industries is desirable.

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 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:  24984
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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