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Job Title:  Senior Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  32970
Job Category:  Maintenance

Ontario, CA, US, 91761


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 position of Senior Maintenance Technician is a hands-on position, that provides technical expertise and oversees and participates in the maintenance, repair, and improvement of facility equipment in a validated cGMP environment. This equipment includes machinery, buildings, computer systems, control systems, safety and security systems (hereinafter referred to as Equipment).  He/She is also responsible for multiple highly complex major projects and processes requiring innovative original solutions. Additionally, this position includes responsibility for maintaining shop tools, inventory, and keeping the department’s CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) updated. The position must be proficient in the requirements of the Technician Maintenance and Project Technician positions and may be required to provide training to the technicians in these roles. The position shall support management including providing guidance to other maintenance staff and help promote a Lean team environment. This position will also be required to support after hours emergency response activities on an as needed basis.


What you will do with us:

  • Performs technical troubleshooting on a variety of modalities, technologies, and locations. Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance on high volume, validated processing equipment. Reviews preventative maintenance tasks for effectiveness and frequency and recommends any continuous improvement changes or Lean practices for implementation to management.
  • Plans and coordinates resources and materials for any planned and unplanned repairs of the Equipment and ensures all documentation for planned and unplanned Equipment maintenance is completed properly and entered the department’s Computerized Maintenance Management System. This will include initiating change control documentation for changes to validated processes.
  • Adheres to, trains on, and enforces safety practices such as Lockout/Tagout and proper use of PPE by him/herself and by other technicians in the department.
  • Recommends skills improvement training for his/herself and/or other technicians in the department that will improve the skill set needed to improve equipment performance and provides training to other team members as needed.
  • As a member of the Lean facility team this person seeks ways to improve the company’s safety systems and applications, equipment performance and cost savings and works with management on implementation.

Duties - cont'd

  • Provides training, support, and guidance to other maintenance staff and directs outside contractors on facility maintenance tasks.
  • Ensures Equipment calibrations are performed on time using established procedures, and promptly notifying management in the event an anomaly is discovered.
  • Can be available to respond to maintenance calls off shift if assistance is needed and must be available for overtime as needed. Acts as a back-up in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Contributes in a team effort by performing in accordance to all STERIS policies, GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher level management and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Respond to off-shift maintenance calls on a rotating on-call schedule

Education Degree

  • Associate's Degree

Required Experience

Associate degree with 5 years of solid experience or

High School Diploma or GED with 9 years’ work experience in maintenance. 

Preferred Experience

You will be a great fit if you can:

  • Ability to meet physical requirements of position, including physical capacity evaluation testing and annual physical, as appropriate.
  • Ability to successfully complete Operator training (classroom and hands-on) to become certified Operator and successfully pass Operator re-certification test annually.
  • If required by the specific modality, this role is subject to passing Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) required background check.


Strongly preferred:

  • Work experience with electrical work. License a huge plus
  • Technical Skills and high level of expertise working with conveyors
  • Intermediate Fabrication skills to include MIG/TIG/ARC and gas welding on Ferrous and Non-Ferrous materials.



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.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  32970
Job Category:  Maintenance

Ontario, CA, US, 91761

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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