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Job Title:  Principal Manufacturing Engineer- Rush, NY (Rochester, NY)

Req ID:  29948
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.

The Role

As the Principal (Specialist) Manufacturing Engineer at the HuFriedyGroup, a STERIS company, you are a leader within the Manufacturing Engineering team supporting dental product manufacturing. In this role you will provide technical expertise in advanced engineering, process development, design and development of manufacturing systems, and equipment; and provide engineering and technical support for complex production equipment and processes for our Dental Products business segment. This role reports to the Director of Engineering and will provide mentorship to other engineers, and work to improve the Manufacturing Engineering team’s process development and capabilities. 

What you will do

  • Develops and improves manufacturing processes.
  • Leads and participates in the development of equipment and/or process enhancements to improve efficiency, product yield, and equipment reliability.
  • Provides expertise in troubleshooting and resolving equipment, systems, and process problems to prevent the occurrence of product and process nonconformities.
  • Determine capital equipment appropriations required for new process implementation and controls expenditures to ensure compliance with timing and budget requirements.
  • Provides technical leadership across functional teams on many different process improvements.
  • Ensures that process and material quality objectives are met during product launch and are congruent with production requirements.
  • Identifies and solves basic and complex problems, including the development of new design experiments and protocols, without assistance.
  • Devises new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles.
  • Responsible for managing project budget(s), as required.
  • Serves as project leader guiding the work of more junior engineers.
  • Acts as a project manager directing the work of multi-disciplined team, as required.
  • As deemed relevant the development and periodic review of standard operating procedures and specifications, testing procedures and specifications, documentation revision control, non-conformance reports, failure investigations, change orders, and corrective action/preventive action documentation is expected.

What you need to be successful

  • B.S. Engineering (Mechanical or Industrial is preferred) with a minimum of 10 years related experience, or M.S. with minimum of 4 years related experience. With a Ph.D., minimum 2 years related experience
  • Experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. SAP, preferred.
  • Knowledge and maintenance of pertinent standards including but not limited to 21 CFR, Part 820, ISO9001, Medical Device Directive, ISO13485, Canadian Medical  
  • Project management skills. Six Sigma Green Belt, preferred
  • Strong time management skills: ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Ability to manage Quality Systems/Compliance plans and multiple projects without assistance. This includes constructing detailed, accurate project schedules, interfacing with development groups and technical support groups in solving project problems and having the ability to prioritize multiple projects and tasks.
  • Ability to conduct analysis of written procedures and submit procedural changes to meet corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and influence others through written and verbal methods.
  • Possess the ability to convince management on best course of action using evidence and cost/benefit analysis.
  • Effectively operate within cross-functional teams.

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 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:  29948
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Rush, NY, US, 14543

Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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