Job Title:  Lead Industrial Maintenance Mechanic- 1st Shift

Req ID:  37159
Job Category:  Skilled Trades

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133


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

1. Employee will possess all knowledge, qualifications and ability specified for Maintenance Mechanic-A. He/she must be able to schedule, instruct, direct and follow-up for proper performance and activities of all maintenance mechanics.

2. Must be qualified to plan and make estimates for minor repair and alteration jobs.

3. As directed, sets up a system of checklists for electrical and mechanical preventative maintenance programs, and shall carry out the program or assign personnel to perform this work.

4. Shall be capable of carrying out maintenance of all equipment as well as installing and/or constructing new equipment in the plant or on the premises (including electrical equipment).

5. Shall have a current Stationary Engineer's License and post such when requested by the Company.

6. Is responsible for keeping shop area, equipment, and surrounding work area clean at all times.

7. When required for maintenance or repair activities, is responsible for removing accumulated hazardous wastes from affected area and for transporting such wastes to the hazardous waste storage area.

8. Performs other duties as directed by supervisor.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Vocational/Technical

Required Experience

Must have a current stationary engineer’s license. High School Graduate or equivalent. 

Three years of industrial plant maintenance experience desirable – either from trade school training or experience.


Ability to read and comprehend written instructions, safety warning labels, machine instruction manuals and schematics.


Basic math, writing and data entry skills. Demonstrated proficiency in performing advanced maintenance functions in a safe manner, including but not limited to: industrial electronics, welding, pipe fitting, carpentry, shop machine operation, small engine repair, HVAC. May be either from education or experience.

Required Competencies

Ability to access all parts of all production equipment, including, but not limited to the following: confined spaces; ceiling mounted equipment; equipment in pits, machines that must be climbed, crawled under, or otherwise entered with limited access. Good hand/eye coordination. May be expected to move, carry and lift at least 70 pounds. May be expected to climb heights of approximately 30 feet. Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment, as required. Equipment listed below (Specific Job Requirements) may be used, as needed, to assist in these Required Competencies.

Specific Job Requirements

Boiler, forklift, scissor lift, all shop equipment, power tools, various welders, hoists. Must be able to perform basic rescue and life-saving functions when serving as safety backup. Stock all maintenance inventory and supplies, as directed by supervisor. Ability to climb ladders and narrow stairs safely.


Position held by most senior employee who has the qualifications and desire to hold the position. Performs necessary quality and inventory control data gathering and input in either written or electronic formats. Reliable, good communication skills. Must be able to communicate and coordinate efforts with people from all levels of the organization. Able to work with minimal direct supervision. Maintenance of personal hygiene.

Working Conditions

Manufacturing and Facility Maintenance


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:  37159
Job Category:  Skilled Trades

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

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