Job Title:  Senior Controls Engineer

Req ID:  38282
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.

The Role


The Senior Controls Engineer is responsible for defining the controls and systems integration strategy serving Steris’ Consumable operations in our Plymouth, MN location.  This position will assess current operational controls systems technologies, as well as business systems, developing a strategy to support and upgrade current and new operations. The Senior Controls Engineer will develop the controls strategy, roadmaps, and define action plans needed to execute. In addition, the Senior Controls Engineer is expected to assess and manage the external supply base, identify suitable partners, and develop key relationships with controls technology suppliers.  S/he will manage the long-term controls program for key operational areas and drive the completion of projects contributing to the overall strategy across the defined operational footprint in North America.

What You Will Do


  • Assess the site controls systems footprint, to identify needs/opportunities to sustain and upgrade the variety of currently used controls technologies.
  • Upon completion of the assessment, develop and communicate the long-term implementation strategy, including prioritization of highest leverage opportunities, timing, projected costs, targeted technology partners and internal resource requirements.
  • Develop standard ways of working internally and externally for program management of controls technology projects and programs.
  • Oversee the specification development process, establish maintenance, service, and qualification protocols of technology systems. Ensure thorough and compliant documentation is available.
  • Lead the vendor selection and capital appropriation request processes.
  • Lead all engineering, purchase, fabrication, installation and factory acceptance phases of the project implementation process.
  • Identify the skills necessary and develop the training programs required to acquire and develop operators and technicians capable running and maintaining installed equipment.
  • Develop and implement methods to monitor and measure effectiveness of implementations; lead corrective actions as applicable.
  • Collaborate with the corporate advanced engineering function to facilitate alignment and synergy with the advanced engineering strategy being deployed across STERIS. 

What You Will Need to be Successful


  • Bachelor’s degree Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Controls Engineering.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in advanced engineering areas, including PLC/DCS controls interaction and/or automation of manufacturing lines, conveyance systems, machine interface, and software solutions.
  • Minimum 3 years of project management and reporting experience required; 5 years of related experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated positive impact to the business that translated to clear, bottom line results by implementing step-function changes.
  • Experience with and demonstrated skills in analyzing business needs, determining appropriate solutions and/or opportunities, developing lean implementation strategies, and deploying them.
  • Experience with deploying new technology.
  • Successful experience with effectiveness across multi-site operations
  • Experience managing internal and external partners on significant capital programs ($1M+)

What STERIS Will 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 salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  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:  38282
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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