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Job Title:  Systems Engineering Co-op

Req ID:  35328
Job Category:  Intern

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

Join a dynamic engineering team developing innovative products for the Surgical Solutions business at STERIS. This team develops surgical tables, lights, equipment management systems and other complementary products and accessories for use in hospitals and ambulatory surgery sites. The Systems Engineer Co-op is a technical role that will support new product development initiatives. The co-op will be involved in a broad array of engineering activities including subsystem design, integration activities, hands-on troubleshooting and system verification.  They will work cross functionally with Mechanical, Electrical, and Software Engineers to maintain continuity throughout the design and development process.


  • Performs hands-on work including installation of components such as PCBAs, power supplies, sensors and wiring harnesses.  Software installation through J-Link or service applications.
  • Troubleshoots development issues using tools such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, software log files, calipers, etc.
  • Develops test protocols based on design inputs and specification, executes testing, analyze data and write reports.
  • Assists in designing, developing and documenting electrical/control solutions for sub-systems.
  • Communicates with all engineering functions and cross functional team members (manufacturing, service, quality) through informal communications and presentations.
  • Researches and evaluates new hardware technologies for potential integration into products.
  • Follows FDA regulation and compliance standards (ISO, IEC, etc.)

Required Experience

  • Requires a fundamental understanding and application of engineering principles.
  • Organizational, communication, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Sufficient mathematical and hands-on testing skills are required in order to appropriately operate equipment safely and accurately, as well as to properly collect and analyze data.
  • Must have the technical aptitude necessary to perform the tasks and engage as a team player that is detail oriented, communicates well, and follows through.
  • Previous experience/coursework with microprocessor interfacing / embedded design (e.g. MCU/FPGA, DACs/A2Ds, JTAG, I2C/UART/CAN) is desirable but not required 
  • Previous experience/coursework with software/firmware programming languages (e.g. C/C++ preferred) is desirable but not required
  • Minimum Educational Requirement: Successful completion of Sophomore level coursework or above by May 2023 with a Major in Electrical/Computer Science/Software/Systems Engineering and GPA 3.0 or above. 


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:  35328
Job Category:  Intern

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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