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Job Title:  Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  23563
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

San Diego, CA, US, 92126


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 position of Maintenance Technician is a hands-on position, that provides technical expertise and participates in the maintenance, repair, and preventive maintenance of facility equipment to reduce downtime while increasing operational efficiency in a validated, cGMP environment. This equipment includes machinery, buildings, computer systems, control systems, safety, and security systems. Additionally, this position includes responsibility for maintaining shop tools, inventory, and keeping the department’s CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) updated all while adhering to Lean and 5S principles. This position will also be required to support after hours emergency response activities on an as needed basis. In addition, this position assists with the development and maintaining of parts inventory systems.  

The position will train on 1st shift, 6 AM-2:30 PM, then will transition to either 2nd or 3rd shift and be eligible for shift differential.


1.    Performs technical troubleshooting on a variety of modalities, technologies, and locations. Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance on high volume, validated processing equipment. Reviews preventative maintenance tasks for effectiveness and frequency and recommends any continuous improvement changes or Lean practices for implementation to management.

2.    Optimizes processing and reduces downtime by performing predictive and preventative maintenance on all equipment, machinery and facility buildings; participating in the installation of new equipment as required; maintaining electrical system, including facility lighting by installing and repairing wiring and fixtures; and performing general maintenance tasks, including landscaping, painting, and carpentry.

3.    Contributes to maintaining a safe, secure and clean workplace by conducting the daily, weekly, quarterly and semi-annual safety/maintenance inspections according to pre-established guidelines and schedules; completes related paperwork in a timely and accurate manner to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, while adhering to all safety procedures, including Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO), following Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and complying with all environmental requirements for waste and disposal. 
4.    Contributes to production efficiency by completing shift work in a timely manner as well as responding to off shift maintenance calls on a 24hour rotating on-call responsibility as assigned. Maintaining a spare parts program, and either repairing or deferring action for immediate supervisor decision.

5.    Maintains building climate by installing, repairing, servicing, or performing preventative maintenance on HVAC (Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) systems.
6.    Strives for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations, monitoring production efficiency, incorporating staff recommendations into analysis, responds to audit activities in a constructive manner and uses findings to improve operations where possible.
7.    Continuously maintains mechanical and technical skills, knowledge, and abilities required for the position. by attending workshops, reviewing trade publications, participating in training and training others to conduct minor, basic repairs to equipment, machinery, etc.; completing necessary certification and re-certification requirements.
8.    Contributes in a team effort by performing in accordance to all STERIS policies, GMP, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher level management and performs other duties as assigned. 

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  1. Minimum of 2 years of related experience in positions demonstrating knowledge of maintenance systems, mechanical processes and production output in a manufacturing/industrial/military environment.
  2. Ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  3. Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  4. Requires computer literacy to include word processing, spreadsheet, email, calendar, virtual platforms, computerized maintenance management systems and software capabilities.
  5. Requires effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.
  6. Average organizing, analyzing and a minimum of Level 2 math skills (ratios, basic algebra) to determine organizational Customer and regulatory problems to formulate corrective action plans.
  7. May require PLC/control experience.
  8. Able to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities and complete all other duties as assigned.
  9. Requires working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanics or electrical applications.
  10. Requires ability to read blueprints and schematics.
  11. Normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.

Preferred Experience

  1. Support Lean practices and principles


  1. Ability to meet physical requirements of position, including physical capacity evaluation testing and annual physical, as appropriate.
  2. Ability to successfully complete Operator training (classroom and hands-on) to become certified Operator and successfully pass Operator re-certification test annually. 
  3. If required by the specific modality, this role is subject to passing Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) required background check.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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:  23563
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

San Diego, CA, US, 92126

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