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Job Title:  Lead Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  29531
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Rush, NY, US, 14543


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 is a lead technical role supporting automated and semi-automated projects based on company needs and opportunities to improve processes and equipment. The lead technician integrates comfortably into a highly dynamic production environment where priorities can change quickly. Continuously maintains positive interactions while working on equipment with operators and operations management.  The technician will design, troubleshoot, and repair all work on industrial controls, wiring and programming of PLC’s.  This role is responsible for preventive maintenance, electrical repairs and troubleshooting complex electromechanical issues.



  • Performs installation, building, testing, calibrating, and maintenance of electrical components of a variety of production assemblies and plant related equipment.
  • Perform preventive and corrective maintenance supporting production operations
  • Gives support to operations leadership to accomplish critical maintenance tasks
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots production equipment issues
  • Improve the performance of automated cells and equipment
  • Plans and wires electrical controls
  • Programs PLC’s and process and motor control equipment
  • Updates control circuits and systems
  • Maintains and updates equipment manuals, component software and parameter profiles
  • Maintains and updates Energy Control Plans
  • Use of general hand and power tools to perform general assembly tasks not related to electrical
  • Develop training programs for new and existing automation equipment
  • Identifies, specifies components or equipment based on automation requirements
  • Identify opportunities for maintenance and process improvements with supporting recommendations
  • Planning, supervising and working with outside contractors as needed to support product automation development and repair\upgrade older machines
  • Supports all company safety and quality programs

Education Degree


Required Experience

  • Plan and wire control circuits - 3+ years
  • Program & set parameters for PLC’s and process control equipment - 3+ years
  • Electromechanical troubleshooting - 5+ years
  • Electrical schematic reading - 5+ years


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:  29531
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Rush, NY, US, 14543

Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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