Job Title:  Manager, Engineering

Req ID:  41139
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

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


This position leads and directs all aspects of site engineering and facility maintenance activities. Ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with established policies and objectives. Responsible for the prioritization, design, development, installation, and overall realization of engineering projects for the Plymouth site.  Provides backup support to the value stream for equipment support.  Responsible for people management within the Engineering department and functional competency development.  Responsible for the continuous improvement of engineering processes and overall execution of engineering activities.  Responsible for the validation compliance for all internal operations.


What you will do


  • Responsible for effective leadership of the engineering and facility maintenance departments.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision, performance, training, counseling, and development of engineering and facility maintenance staff.
  • Supports the Site Capital Plan with input from the Value Streams, Quality, R&D, Purchasing, and Engineering T&D. Executes plant layout improvements and plant optimization projects. 
  • Helps prepare, monitor, and control engineering department budgets based on volume, headcount, and expenses. Responsible for cost improvement projects related to the engineering discipline.
  • Oversees site facility maintenance, site renovation, Site Security, environmental monitoring and reporting, and hazardous waste handling. Maintains plant and office facilities in functional operating condition.
  • Supports the Labeling Team including cost savings project designed to increase manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Direct the activities of the Engineering and Maintenance Teams. 
  • Oversees validation of equipment and critical systems to assure that the facility is maintained in a state of control with current regulations.
  • Directs process development efforts of all drug and medical device products manufactured in-house. Ensure identification and implementation of larger process improvement projects not managed by the Value Streams.
  • Provides secondary support for various functions - Materials, Planning, Marketing, Sales, and Manufacturing - in resolving engineering problems related to products. 
  • Provides secondary support and oversite on investigations and improvements partnering with operations, quality, supply chain, EH&S and other functions.  
  • Oversees Engineering Change Authorization process for site. 
  • Responsible for the Equipment change control process and ensures adherence through the Values streams. 
  • Manages Engineering involvement in Product Quality Meetings, including participation in meetings, investigation of complaints, and resolution of engineering and manufacturing problems identified.
  • Identifies and implements technological and managerial improvements for engineering group being managed.
  • Responsible for evaluations and recommendations for supplier's capacities and capabilities for new capital projects.
  • Promotes and emphasizes to all plant personnel adherence to industry regulations.  Considers impact of EPA, OSHA, FDA, and MDSAP on daily operations as well as proposed projects.
  • Provides secondary support to the Engineering T&D team during turnover of new product development and insourcing projects including scaleup, installation, and training.

What you will need to be successful



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 8+ years' experience in engineering with progressively more responsibility.    
  • 3+ years of engineering leadership experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams: manufacturing, and project engineering areas.   
  • Experience with Capital Improvement projects.
  • Experience with regulations and compliance with EPA, OSHA, FDA, and MDSAP.
  • Desired postgraduate studies in Engineering or Business Administration, due to the interaction with the areas of sales, marketing, finance, and regulatory. 
  • General office environment.  
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and meet broad objectives.  
  • Ability to identify and facilitate complex solutions in the area of expertise.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and obtain the cooperation of others.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, organizational, teambuilding, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively with little supervision
  • Requires the ability to speak and communicate effectively with others.


What we offer you


The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing: 


  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit bonus and incentive plans
  • Medical, vision, prescription, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement


Join us and help write our next chapter.






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:  41139
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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