Job Title:  Repair Technician I

Req ID:  41220
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Northampton, NTH, GB, NN6 9AA


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

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.

The Role: Device Repair Technician - Northampton


If you're wanting and willing to learn a new skillset that will launch you into a long-term, stable career, WE WILL TRAIN YOU! 


As a STERIS IMS Repair Technician, we will train you to service, restore, and repair surgical devices and instruments that are used in various medical settings. As a Surgical Device Repair Technician, you will be working at our main device repair facility located in Northampton. You will primarily work on the repair, refurbishment, and restoration of Endoscopes.


Job Summary

  • Salary:  flexible depending on previous experience
  • Will be trained/educated in all Hospital instruments uses, functionality, specifications & how to repair.
  • Ensures repair quality meets requirements and specifications of each instrument.
  • Fosters a spirit of empowered work teams and unity among department members to effectively identify and implement continuous improvement measures.
  • Assists in resolving issues, investigating faults, and improving repair processes.


Duties - cont'd

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Undertakes training on all models of hospital instrument.
  • Learns essential form & functionality on all instruments and basic repair techniques, with a view to expand into more complex repairs once minor repairs are established.
  • Accurately examine, test and troubleshoot equipment/tools for defects and other issues. 
  • Determine the best course of service or repair to renew and get said device / instrument back to working order.
  • Work with equipment and small machinery such as microscopes, grinders, sanders, soldering irons, and sharpeners/polishers.
  • Repair casings, flex tubing, circuitry, electronics, camera lens, and various machined parts. 
  • Abides by and ensures health & safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ensures conformance to ISO goals and objectives and supports ISO requirements in the assigned repair lab area(s).
  • Supports and actively participates in company’s lean philosophy of continuous improvement.


Required Experience

What skills, experience, and abilities will make you successful in this role?


We recognize that this is not a common role, nor are there many other companies that do what we do. For this reason, we know that there are many different jobs, trades, and transferrable skills that you can bring to the table that will allow you to be successful here at STERIS IMS!


Preferred Experience

Generally, successful candidates and employes have the following general skills, experience, and abilities:

  • English language proficiency
  • Minimum 1 year of overall work experience
  • Good hand/eye coordination with the ability to handle small, often very small parts and equipment.
  • Precision use of your hands with a full range of hand manipulation or dexterity.
  • Amazing attention to detail. (You can notice things others usually don't!)
  • Comfortability doing work that is often repetitive in nature. (Doing the same thing/work multiple times.)
  • Able to read, and understand detailed schematics, instructions, and diagrams. 
  • Comfortable sitting, standing, and bending frequently or for extended periods of time. 
  • Most importantly, you can follow instructions and stick to strict procedures and processes.
  • Desire and willingness to spend time ensuring quality work is carried out.


What will help you stand out as a candidate?

  • Experience in a similar role or environment utilizing power and hand tools/equipment such as grinders, sanders, soldering irons, and polishers.
  • Prior work experience in a role in which you were required to manipulate, bend, adjust and or intricate assembly work. 


Even if you don't have the exact experience listed, you may have transferable skills found in other industries/roles! Our team members come from various backgrounds, and prior career paths such as:

  • Mobile/Electronics/Appliance Repair - You're used to working with small parts and pieces and enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together.
  • Nail Technicians - Yes, you read that correctly! Fast, but detailed and intricate work, and you've likely used filling tools and sharpeners!
  • Mechanic work - Car, Machinery, etc. you're curious by nature and enjoying troubleshooting until everything is back in working order.
  • Assemblers - Comfortable with repetition, used to following detailed instructions and diagrams.
  • Others include: Jewelry Repair, Dental Lab Technicians, and Craft Hobbyist


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.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  41220
Job Category:  Processing Operations

Northampton, NTH, GB, NN6 9AA

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