Job Title:  Design and Sustainability Engineer

Req ID:  44619
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


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

As a Design and Sustainability Engineer you will play a crucial role in supporting our Field Service Organization ensuring the sustainability and reliability of our equipment and the success of our Customers. You will be a subject matter expert when it comes to the electro-mechanical workings of our STERIS products while acting as a liaison between our Field Service Technicians, Technical Support, and R&D teams. You will be involved in the 3D modeling, Design Controls Documentation, Design Verification Testing, and Hands-on prototyping while developing new and innovative solutions for our Service organization.Using your expertise you will problem solve using techniques and engineering principles such as statics, dynamics, material science and thermodynamics to address design challenges. 


Due to the nature of the work, this role requires in-person / onsite work 5 days per week at our Plymouth Minnesota office.

What will you do as a D/S Engineer?


On a daily basis your primary responsibilities include; serviceability and reliability reviews, service documentation development, high-level troubleshooting/technical support on a focused product line, NPD support and initial product training to technical support personnel and service trainers. In addition but not limited to this you will:


  • Provide technical and part identification support to STERIS internal Field Service Technicians, R&D, Sales and other service operations on various models of STERIS products, past and present.

  • Troubleshoot STERIS products and documents critical failures on corporation quality reporting system, initiates corrective action, and escalates issue to appropriate team.

  • Assist with design, development, testing and reports on engineering projects.

  • Problem solve using techniques and engineering principles such as statics, dynamics, material science and thermodynamics to address design challenges.

  • Prepare design sketches and assists with developing design layouts  and drawings for a variety of components, assemblies, processes or equipment in support of various projects. 

  • Provide initial product training to Technical Support, Service Trainers, and Field Technicians as needed.

  • Coordinate the transition of training responsibilities to the Training Department and the transition of product support responsibility to the Technical Support group.

  • Independently conduct design reviews for serviceability and reliability, generate service plans for products and processes, develop service documentation and procedures, define service parts, outline service training and tracking equipment performance. 

  • Initiate the service bulletin process and/or write drafts to inform the service organization of product changes, part substitutions, and maintenance modifications.

  • Maintain product knowledge efficiencies on products as well as participate in qualification and serviceability of legacy and current STERIS products

  • Assist with review and recommends to appropriate engineering associate’s changes to maintenance manuals, engineering drawings, and other service support reference guides/documentation.

  • Escalate reported technical, quality, and safety related product complaints to appropriate engineering and management associates for corrective action.

  • Provide periodic product specific and technical skill training to department associates as required.

  • Component / Sub Assembly level oversight. 

  • Act as an escalation point for resolution of complex technical issues. 

The Experience, Skills, and Abilities needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.

  • 2 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer or Similar working in a a highly regulated industry such as medical device. 

  • Experience and working knowledge of a variety of materials, technologies and manufacturing methods is desirable (Metals, plastics, welding, machining, forming,casting, molding)

  • Experience with PLM software such as WindChill (Preferred), Enovia, or similar PLM systems.

  • Experience using Creo (Preferred), PRO/E, Solidworks, AutoCad, Inventor, CATIA, or similar CAD software. 

  • Demonstrated computer knowledge to include word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail computer skills.

  • Demonstrated mechanical troubleshooting skills.

  • Knowledge of STERIS Healthcare and Life Science product lines, past and present is a plus.

  • Ability to effectively resolve and communicate technical issues via telephone.

  • Knowledge of engineering drawing, drafting work, wiring schematic practices preferred.

  • Knowledge of Surgical related products and or clinical protocols preferred.


What STERIS Offers:

At Steris, we invest in our employees and their families for the long term! STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. We share our success together with you by rewarding you for your hard work and achievements.


Here is just a brief overview of what we offer:


  • Competitive Pay

  • Extensive Paid Time Off  and (9) added Holidays.

  • Excellent healthcare, dental, and vision benefits

  • 401(k) with a company match

  • Long/Short term disability coverage

  • Parental Leave

  • Additional add-on benefits/discounts for programs such as Pet Insurance

  • Continued training and educations programs

  • Excellent opportunities for advancement in a stable long-term career





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.

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:  44619
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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