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Job Title:  Senior Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  2030
Job Category:  Maintenance
Country/Region:  US
State:  NJ
City:  South Plainfield
Zip:  07080

Our Mission:   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.                                                                                      

Who we are:  STERIS is a growing provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services through our family of wholly owned subsidiaries.


Position Summary

Assists with the maintenance, repair and improvement of facility equipment, machinery and buildings. In addition,

assists with the development of efficient parts inventory systems.


  • Ensures the integrity of the facility equipment calibration program through appropriate management consistent
  • with established procedures, as well as ensuring the program is upgraded or improved when necessary.
  • Ensures the efficient and cost effective management of facility/regional spare parts program through the review and development of inventory systems.
  • Responsible for the diagnosis of potential or actual equipment issues through observation, problem identification and analysis utilizing available information e.g., cycle printouts, blueprints, schematics followed by ensuring appropriate and efficient corrective action.
  • Responsible for the completion of directed project work through construction and/or installation of systems both electrical and mechanical.
  • Ensures appropriate work instructions are developed which will ensure less experienced technicians can perform tasks as they become routine in nature.
  • Assists in the design of maintenance solutions through ongoing verbal or written feedback to maintenance and facility managers.
  • Optimizes processing and reduces downtime by performing predictive and preventive maintenance on all equipment, machinery and facility buildings, as well as participating in the installation of new equipment as required.
  • 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.
  • Contributes to production efficiency by responding to maintenance calls on a 24/7 week basis; investigates reason for call in, and either repairs or defers action for immediate supervisor decision; maintaining a spare parts program.

Duties Continued

  • Maintains building climate by installing, repairing and servicing ventilating, heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Maintains facility lighting by installing and repairing wiring and fixtures.
  • Monitors production efficiency by maintaining and analyzing a production downtime record.
  • Ensures employee safety by adhering to all Lockouts, Tag-out procedures, as well as following MSDS safety procedures when using chemicals.
  • Strives for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations; incorporates staff recommendations into analysis; responds to audit activities in a constructive manner and uses findings to improve operations where possible.
  • Maintains mechanical and technical skills knowledge and abilities b attending workshops, reviewing trade publications and participating in training operators and material handlers to conduct minor, basic repairs to equipment, machinery, etc.
  • Contributes to team effort by performing according to the guidelines outlined in the STERIS Code of Business
  • Conduct, the GMP and other directives; supporting the directives and decisions of higher level management; accomplishing other duties as assigned.
  • Provides for personal protection by using personal protection and/or monitoring devices in hazard areas as required by safety rules.
  • Supports the Isomedix business imperatives of Growth, Operational Excellence, Leadership Excellence and Customer Focus, by acting with integrity, treating everyone with mutual respect, exhibiting a genuine commitment to the success of all employees, and delivering satisfaction to our Customers through teamwork, innovation and continuous improvement; this will be accomplished while acting safely and is defined as "The STERIS Way."
  • Exhibits a commitment to the Isomedix shared values of Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement through ensuring defect-free workmanship, assisting others to meet the customer’s needs, searching for efficient and effective ways to reduce waste, being active and accountable for customer satisfaction, and satisfying the customer’s needs with a sense of urgency.
  • Position requires sitting, standing, walking, stooping, climbing, walking grasping, pulling, pushing and talking in a processing and office environment. Nature of work requires depth perception, close and far vision, normal color distinction potential for eyestrain, and normal finger dexterity. The work environment includes working in proximity to contained controlled ionizing radiation and/or controlled and contained toxic flammable gas (ethylene oxide) and other treatment/process chemicals of which further information is available through the facility’s Hazardous Communication Standard (Right To Know). May require entering an enclosed vault or vessel. Limited potential to electrical current/voltage. Potential for exposure to sub-protected levels of noise, heat and humidity, moving parts, machinery and gears. Hours of work exceed normal business hours, is available on a 24/7 basis for emergency response. Will require use of personal protection items as needed

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • Requires a minimum of three to five years of related experience.
  • Requires ability to read, interpret and practically apply electrical ladder diagrams and mechanical blueprints.
  • Requires working knowledge of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) or other types of process control equipment.
  • Requires ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  • Requires ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  • Requires computer skills and word processing, spreadsheet and software capabilities.
  • Requires effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior experience.
  • Above average organizing, analyzing and a minimum of Level 3 math skills (ratios, proportions, basic algebra) to determine organizational Customer and regulatory problems to formulate corrective action plans.  
  • Able to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.
  • Requires normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.


STERIS plc is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 14,000 employees worldwide.  We are dedicated to providing our Customers with innovative infection prevention, decontamination, and health science technologies, products and services.

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. 

We assure you that your opportunity for employment depends solely on your qualifications. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation(s) to complete this application and/or during the interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources department at 440-392-7047.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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