Job Title:  Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Req ID:  32801
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

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will provide manufacturing engineering support to operations through line support, continuous improvement, capacity improvements and new product transfers. You will help 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. 

What You Will Do

Line Support
•    Provide general oversight and monitoring of machinery – including project coordination for maintenance, upgrades, and repair when needed
•    Help with troubleshooting of problems within the manufacturing process
•    Identify and implement GMP (good manufacturing practices) that apply to specific production area(s).
•    Provide training as needed to ensure that the production team understands and follows GMP. 
•    Lead/own CAPA (corrective and preventative actions) to resolve production and customer issues. 
•    Lead formal failure analysis and issue resolution activities to ensure preventative action is accomplished. 
•    Provide work direction to Product or Process technicians as required. 
•    Create written documents, test plans and reports that demonstrate technical rationale for associated decisions(s) (e.g. qualifications, risk assessments, and work instructions).
•    Provide hands-on manufacturing equipment and process trouble shooting.
•    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.
•    Initiate and lead lean transformations on manufacturing lines as well as within supporting areas. 
•    Identify process improvement opportunities and provide technical solutions via analysis and hands-on interaction with designated processes, including troubleshooting of manufacturing issues when they occur.

What You Will Do - cont'd

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.
•    Specify tooling, fixtures and equipment required to meet manufacturing capacity requirements.
•    Coordinate efforts associated with planning, procuring, installing and qualifying tooling, fixtures and equipment.
•    Train operations personnel on new processes.

What Will Help You Be Successful

•    BS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.
•    Minimum of 5 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience, preferably within the medical device manufacturing industry.
•    CAD experience is a plus, preferably SolidWorks
•    Familiarity with ISO 13485, FDA Design Control, CAPA, SCAR, and audit procedures. 
•    Experience in structured problem solving and use of statistical tools.
•    Training and experience in Lean and Six Sigma, or equivalent.
•    Experience in Design for Manufacturing, DFMEA, PFMEA, DOE, and Validations 


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 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 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:  32801
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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