Job Title:  Lead Engineering Test Technician

Req ID:  39137
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

Provides technical leadership in large projects supporting testing, fixtures development & building/testing prototypes. Influences lab activities and acts as the technical expert in infection prevention product lines, primary lab safety contact and maintenance. 


•    Execute tests and collect data using test equipment that measures temperature, electricity, light, flow, pressure, strain, force, distance, time, noise, weight etc.
•    Assists in analyzing equipment failures and factory work stoppage problems.
•    Design, Develop, Build, qualify test fixtures when needed.
•    Maintain facility in a safe, clean, and orderly manner always in compliance with OSHA VPP standards.
•    Fabricates, repairs, improves designs and constructs mechanical and electromechanical equipment.
•    Maintains detailed and up to date test data in laboratory notebook and active test logs. 
•    Support Customer escalations, when needed.
•    Support manufacturing ramp up, and design transfer during product development
•    Assists engineers in determining test methods and test design
•    Assumes complex project assignment responsibility 
•    Ability to operate, set up and program Data Acquisition Systems and associated software
•    Supports highly visible business critical escalations from Customers / Operations when needed

Required Experience

1.    Two-year Associate Degree or equivalent, apprenticeship or comparable specialized study in mechanical and/or electrical engineering, beyond high school level.
2.    10+ years experience in electrical/mechanical and mechanical assemblies
3.    Demonstrated technical leadership presence
4.    Travel to Customers and operations sites, including up to 20% internationally 


1.    Skilled in the set-up and operation of electrical and mechanical test equipment and measuring tools necessary. Must be able to use drill press, band saw, metal working tools role modeling excellent machine shop practices.
2.    Able to operate test equipment that measures temperature, electricity, light, flow, pressure, strain, force, distance, time, noise and weight.
3.    Works from prints, sketches, written and verbal instructions and is capable of interpreting specifications.
4.    Demonstrated proficiency in reading and reviewing for accuracy wiring/electrical schematics, plumbing schematics and engineering drawings.  
5.    Design, assembly and troubleshooting of complex plumbing assemblies and systems necessary.
6.    Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an integral part of a team and independently as necessary.
7.    Skilled in planning, organizing, and controlling assigned activities and group activities
8.    Proficient in computer use and applications and familiarity with Data Acquisition systems 
9.    Self-motivated
10.    Excellent communication skills
11.    Excellent problem-solving skills


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:  39137
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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