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Job Title:  Senior Maintenance Technician - $1500 Sign on Bonus

Req ID:  23927
Job Category:  Maintenance

South Plainfield, NJ, US, 07080


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

Join a company where the work you do makes a difference!  We are One Team with One Goal.  At STERIS Applied Sterilization Technologies (AST), it’s our philosophy and our way of doing business.  Through a network of over 50 facilities globally, STERIS AST has been committed to providing contract sterilization services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, consumer, and industrial communities for over 40 years.  Our sterilization services ensure the safety of those who use these products, including our families, our friends, and ourselves.


You will be assisting with the maintenance, repair and improvement of facility equipment, machinery and buildings. In addition, you will assist with the development of efficient parts inventory systems.


If you are looking to join a collaborative and innovative team in an essential industry, apply for our Senior Maintenance Technician position today!

What you will do with us:

  • 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.

How you will learn your role:

  • Review work instructions along with vital policies and procedures
  • Take part in on-the-job training, overseen by your Hiring Manager
  • Demonstrate ability to meet the requirements of the job

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

You will be a great fit if you can:

  • Minimum of three to five years of related experience.
  • Ability to read, interpret and practically apply electrical ladder diagrams and mechanical blueprints.
  • Working knowledge of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) or other types of process control equipment.
  • Ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  • Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  • Computer skills and word processing, spreadsheet and software capabilities.
  • 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.
  • Normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.

Reasons you’ll love working here:

This is an opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people, whom take true pride in their work. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding employees for their hard work. We do this by providing competitive base salary,  comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid PTO and holidays, 401K with company match.


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:  23927
Job Category:  Maintenance

South Plainfield, NJ, US, 07080

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

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