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Job Title:  Senior Reliability Engineer

Req ID:  30964
Job Category:  Quality

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447-4822

Description: 

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 Reliability Engineer develops the reliability requirements for the product, and performs appropriate analyses and tasks to ensure the product does meet its quality and reliability requirements. The Sr. reliability engineer will support the company commitment to high product quality to exceed customer expectations.

Analyzes preliminary engineering-design concepts for new and existing product, to recommend design or test methods for attaining specified product operational reliability, using knowledge of reliability engineering and other technologies. Advises and confers with engineers in design review meetings to give reliability findings and recommendations. Determines testing requirements and specifies number of samples to obtain statistically valid data. Proposes design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance metrics. Monitors failure data to ascertain potential requirement for product improvement, conduct failure investigation, determine root cause and propose and implement solutions.

Utilize design for reliability in new products development, meet quality and reliability metrics during product introduction and post launch phases and define reliability requirements to New Product Introduction teams.

Duties

  • Work closely with R&D and/or Mfg Engineering to determine/predict critical electro-mechanical component/sub-assembly reliability and operating life.
  • Develop/review reliability test plans/protocols to achieve system reliability and meet acceptance criteria.
  • Test the reliability of critical components, sub-assemblies and products prior to production phases and implementation.
  • Assess and determine acceleration factors (usage rate or stress factors) of critical assemblies.
  • Determine the failure rate (or MTBF) of critical components that correlate with field failure experience.
  • Monitor and analyze failure data and furnish reliability test reports; conduct failure investigation, root cause analysis and propose solutions.
  • Support sustaining activities as they relate to ongoing reliability planning and testing.
  • Serve as a dedicated resource to drive improvement efforts and support engineering projects.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and repair complex electromechanical equipment, fixtures, and instrument systems.
  • Implement the reliability program.

 

Duties - cont'd

  • Execute Design for Reliability process for New Product and provides feedback to New Product Introduction teams to improve metrics and customer experience.
  • Introduce reliability requirements at the earliest design stage to reduce post launch issues on identified platforms/products.
  • Create and communicate project plans, tasks, and deliverables to meet project deadlines.
  • Participate in the development and operation of a reliability improvement program.
  • Serve as a dedicated resource to determine areas with potential for improvement in quality and warranty performance and support engineering projects.
  • Analyze specific portions of a design for potential reliability issues.
  • Determine inherent reliability of new designs, manage product reliability tests, analyze test data.
  • Monitors failure data to ascertain potential requirement for product improvement, conduct failure investigation, determine root cause and propose and implement solutions.
  • Assist in design and build of test fixtures, and instrumentation systems.

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Required Experience

  

 

  • 7+ years of proven experience in Reliability Engineering and design and development of complex electromechanical system. Medical Device design, testing or manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Provide technical leadership for reliability initiatives on products with substantial complexity and scope.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and present technical information using practical judgment.
  • Knowledge of advanced data gathering and analysis techniques, including statistical analysis.
  • Experience with Design for Reliability (DFR) guidelines.
  • Experience with FDA regulated environment and/or medical device/healthcare applications.

Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree

 

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:  30964
Job Category:  Quality

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447-4822


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