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Job Title:  Associate Manufacturing Engineer

Req ID:  27394
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

Provide Manufacturing Engineering support to Operations through line support, continuous improvement, capacity improvements and new product transfers.  Improve the overall efficiency of the manufacturing operation while optimizing human work factors, quality control, material flow, etc. by identifying areas for improvement through use of statistics and root cause analysis tools. 


Line Support

  • Provide general oversight and monitoring of machinery, including project coordination for maintenance, upgrades, and repair
  • Help with troubleshooting of problems within the manufacturing process
  • Identify and implement GMP that apply to specific production area(s)
  • Lead formal failure analysis and issue resolution activities to ensure preventative action is accomplished.
  • Create written documents, test plans, and reports
  • Provide operations department with effective technical support to meet manufacturing quality and quantity objectives. 

Continuous Improvement

  • Utilize project management skills to drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize yield, quality, cycle time, and/or ergonomics.
  • Own and execute cost-down initiatives on manufacturing lines.

Additional Duties

Capacity Improvement

  • Assess and monitor manufacturing capacity capabilities and reconcile with demand.  Propose capacity improvement recommendations accordingly.
  • Specify tooling, fixtures, and equipment required to meet manufacturing capacity requirements.
  • Coordinate efforts associated with planning, procuring, installing, and qualifying tooling, fixtures, and equipment.

New Product Transfers

  • Work with product development engineering to drive back lessons learned as new products are being developed.
  • Evaluate and provide input to product development teams to help ensure the introduction of a capable and efficient operation.
  • Create/evaluate and release process documentation for new processes.
  • Train operations personnel on new processes.


Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering General

Required Experience

  • BS in Engineering, preferably Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and/or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • CAD experience is a plus, preferably SolidWorks
  • Familiarity with ISO 13485, FDA Design Control, CAPA, SCAR, and audit procedures preferred
  • Experience in structured problem solving and use of statistical tools preferred
  • Training and experience in Lean and Six Sigma, or equivalent preferred
  • Experience in Design for Manufacturing, DFMEA, PFMEA, DOE, and Validations preferred




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.

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:  27394
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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