Job Title:  Senior Mechanical Engineer

Req ID:  37019
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

Plymouth, MN, US, 55441


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

Joining STERIS will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing your work will impact the lives of clinicians and patients within hospitals across the world. The team in Plymouth, MN is engineering an array of Endoscope Reprocessors. As the Senior Mechanical Engineer you will perform verification and validation, lead testing on new product development for Endoscope Reprocessors and the accessories. You will work with other team members on the feasibility, design, and development of new and innovative products and solutions for our Customers.

*This role is onsite in Plymouth, MN with the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule. 


  • Performs analyses, resolves issues using problem solving techniques to develop new and innovative solutions for our Customers.
  • Designs testing, set up test protocols, lead testing in collaboration with test technicians, provide analyses and documentation of test results. 
  • Provides alternative design solutions to fellow engineers. Works in collaboration with multiple teams/team member.  
  • Uses mechanical engineering principles of statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and hydraulics and material science to develop design solutions for medical devices.
  • Solves complex mechanical engineering problems by applying a broad knowledge of engineering or scientific principles.
  • Determines technical feasibility of new product concepts.
  • Collaborates w/ Marketing, Q&R, Manufacturing, Service, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs, Vendors, Suppliers and Consultants.
  • Demonstrates ability to translate technical information to non-technical associates.
  • Subsystem level oversight.
  • Leads activities of technicians and designers in support of project assignments and goals.
  • Uses 2D and 3D cad software as well as other analysis software.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree required
  • Five (5) or more years of Mechanical engineering experience with electro-mechanical, capital equipment
  • Experience with testing, statistical data analysis, root cause analysis, design controls (process) in a highly regulated industry
  • Must have familiarity with calibration devices, pressure sensors, flow sensors and other measurement devices. 
  • Prototype development and/or test fixture development preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of materials, technologies and manufacturing methods, such as:
    •  Metals, plastics, rubber composites
    •  Bearings, hydraulics, seals, optics
    •  Welding, machining, forming, casting, molding
  • Expertise in 3D CAD Modeling (PRO/E preferred)
  • Experience solving complex engineering problems through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results
  • Experience writing and maintaining clear documentation

What STERIS Offers
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 global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 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:  37019
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

Plymouth, MN, US, 55441

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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