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Job Title:  Maintenance Technician - HERE WE GROW AGAIN!

Req ID:  24228
Job Category:  Maintenance

Petaluma, CA, US, 94954


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 company where the work you do makes a difference!  We are One Team with One Goal.  At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), it’s our philosophy and our way of doing business.  Through a network of over 50 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 40 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves.

If you are looking to join a collaborative and innovative team in an essential industry, apply for our Maintenance Technician position today!


This position works a 3rd shift, including weekend shifts, upon completion of training, and offers overtime potential based on business needs. Annual merit bonus also offered.


What you will do with us:

1.    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.

2.    Optimizes processing and reduces downtime by performing predictive and preventative maintenance on all equipment, machinery and facility buildings; participating in the installation of new equipment as required; maintaining electrical system, including facility lighting by installing and repairing wiring and fixtures; and performing general maintenance tasks, including landscaping, painting, and carpentry.

3.    Contributes to maintaining a safe, secure and clean workplace by conducting the daily, weekly, quarterly and semi-annual safety/maintenance inspections according to pre-established guidelines and schedules; completes related paperwork in a timely and accurate manner to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, while adhering to all safety procedures, including Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO), following Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and complying with all environmental requirements for waste and disposal. 
4.    Contributes to production efficiency by completing shift work in a timely manner as well as responding to off shift maintenance calls on a 24hour rotating on-call responsibility as assigned. Maintaining a spare parts program, and either repairing or deferring action for immediate supervisor decision.

5.    Maintains building climate by installing, repairing, servicing, or performing preventative maintenance on HVAC (Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) systems.
6.    Strives for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations, monitoring production efficiency, incorporating staff recommendations into analysis, responds to audit activities in a constructive manner and uses findings to improve operations where possible.
7.    Continuously maintains mechanical and technical skills, knowledge, and abilities required for the position. by attending workshops, reviewing trade publications, participating in training and training others to conduct minor, basic repairs to equipment, machinery, etc.; completing necessary certification and re-certification requirements.
8.    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. 

How you will learn your role:

•    Review work instructions along with vital policies and procedures
•    Take part in on-the-job training, overseen by your Hiring Manager
•    Demonstrate ability to meet the requirements of the job

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required experience:

  1. Possess a minimum of 2 years of related experience in positions demonstrating knowledge of maintenance systems, mechanical processes and production output in a manufacturing/industrial/military environment.
  2. Demonsrate the ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  3. Deonstrate the ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  4. Demonsrate computer literacy to include word processing, spreadsheet, email, calendar, virtual platforms, computerized maintenance management systems and software capabilities.
  5. Requires effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.
  6. Average organizing, analyzing and a minimum of Level 2 math skills (ratios, basic algebra) to determine organizational Customer and regulatory problems to formulate corrective action plans.
  7. May require PLC/control experience.

Reasons you’ll love working here:

This is an opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people, whom take true pride in their work. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding employees for their hard work. We do this by providing competitive base salary plus bonus, comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid PTO and holidays, 401K with company match.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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:  24228
Job Category:  Maintenance

Petaluma, CA, US, 94954

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Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

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