Job Title:  Manager, Maintenance

Req ID:  35127
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

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

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining a successful maintenance program that includes maintenance, repair and improvement of facility equipment, machinery, buildings and related safety systems. This shall include the responsibility of establishing and maintaining the department’s CMMS (computerized maintenance management system). This position requires competency in problem solving, team building and decision making. Must be available for travel for company purposes for training, developing and other programs supported by STERIS. Responsible for the ongoing training and development of staff employees.


Operational Excellence (40%)

    1. Directs maintenance activities and support for 7/24/365 operations. Respond to emergency maintenance calls as needed and must be available for contact on troubleshooting or issues that cannot be resolved by Maintenance staff.
    1. Establishes and promotes the Preventive Maintenance Program for the facility, and reviews effectiveness. Analyzes unplanned downtime, develops corrective actions and establishes a proactive plan using the department’s CMMS to reduce or eliminate future occurrences and promote continuous improvement. Evaluates the effectiveness of, and makes necessary adjustments to, regularly scheduled preventative maintenance tasks. Plans and coordinates resources for any unplanned repairs of the equipment. Ensures all paperwork for planned and unplanned equipment maintenance is completed properly and entered into the department’s CMMS and filed as per audit requirements.


    1. 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 using predictive and preventive maintenance practices. Recommends skills improvement training for self and department staff that will provide the skill set needed to improve equipment performance.
    1. Ensure equipment remains operational in accordance with validated parameters. Includes documentation of scheduled and unscheduled work orders to include proper change control documentation and review as required.
    1. Responsible for maintenance of equipment, building, grounds, utilities, janitorial services and associated contracts.
    1. Responsible for developing sustainable operations and practices to include alternative energy processes and recycling programs.


People Leadership (25%)

    1. Maintains mechanical and technical skills knowledge and abilities by attending workshops, reviews trade publications and participates in training others to conduct minor, basic repairs to equipment, machinery, etc. Addresses any training deficiency as noted. Ensures that all federal, state and local regulations are adhered to and maintains the facility such that it may be inspected by any regulatory agency at any time.
    1. Develop and implement training programs to meet the needs of the Maintenance Technicians including but not limited to safety procedures, LOTO and electrical safety, equipment operation, applicable work instructions and procedures. Must be proficient in the requirements of the Senior Maintenance Technician, Project Technician and Maintenance Technician positions and shall be required to provide training to the technicians in these roles.

Duties - cont'd

    1. Determine the appropriate schedule for maintenance staff according to plant demands. Maintain this schedule to ensure appropriate 7/24/365 operation and emergency response coverage. Potentially acting as the emergency response coordinator.
    1. Selects, conduct interviews, orients, trains and evaluates new maintenance staff. Writes and conducts performance evaluations of existing staff and communicates opportunities for growth monthly, quarterly and annually. Build performance by implementing growth tasks for individual staff members and monitors progress. Be a mentor to staff members to build and develop crutial aspects of the job requirements to promote employee growth. Provides correctrive counseling as needed.


Delivering Results (25%)

    1. Promotes a team environment based on a successful Safety, Quality and Productivity program to meet the established goals set forth by the company. Actively engaged in management of site safety program. To include development and training on related safety procedures. Enforces safety practices such as Lockout/Tagout and proper use of PPE by all trained employees. Supply maintenance personal with all PPE required to achieve a safe work environment.
    1. Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions. Negotiates for the best terms possible with suppliers. Recommends and manages in the planning, justification and implementation of facility driven capital improvement projects and supports Engineering on major capital improvement projects to maintain asset value as needs arise. Plans and implements Equipment and/or safety related continuous improvement projects.


  1. c. Protects company confidential information by properly storing, retrieving and disseminating such information only to those authorized.
  2. d. Ensures compliance with local and federal regulations (OSHA, FDA, ISO, EPA, NRC, NEC). Establish and manage relationship with local emergency services (fire, local law enforcement, building security, corporate security). Must be able to achieve Radiation Safety Officer status (specific to gamma and E-beam facilities).
  3. e. 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.

Customer Relationships (10%)

  1. Works with facility leadership and maintenance staff to address audit findings.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • A minimum of four (4) years experience in an industrial maintenance environment including a working knowledge of pneumatics, welding, mechanics, hydraulics, electrical, PLCs and electronic applications.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory or management experience.
  • Ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  • Ability to work independently under general guidelines and supervision.
  • Requires computer literacy to include word processing, spreadsheet and software capabilities.
  • Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior management experience.


  • Above average organizing and analyzing skills and Level 2 math skills (four basic arithmetic functions in all units of measurement, decimals ratios, rates, percentages) to determine organizational, Customer and regulatory problems and formulate corrective action plans; attention to detail.
  • Able to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.
  • Able to influence people in opinions, attitude or judgments; to generalize, evaluate and make decisions in stressful situations.
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics.
  • Ability to supervise outside contractors.
  • Normal hearing range sufficient to hear alarms, bells, horns, etc.
  • Implement and support Lean practices and principles preferred


  1. Customer Focused
  2. Communication / Interpersonal Style
  3. Initiative
  4. Delivers and Executes Results
  5. Teamwork
  6. Leadership
  7. Talent Management & Development

Working Conditions

Manufacturing/Operations Center

Domestic travel required 5% of time


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 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:  35127
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

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