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Job Title:  Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift ($3,000 sign on bonus)

Req ID:  33102
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

plymouth, MN, US, 55447


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 Technician will provide the Manufacturing departments and Manufacturing Engineering departments with support on various production related projects and activities. This role will also develop preventive maintenance job plans for manufacturing equipment, and maintain manufacturing equipment to a high level of quality to produce products according to schedule.


  • Provide necessary skills for manufacturing equipment repair and maintenance. Must have the basic skills to repair automated manufacturing equipment for liquid and powder dispensing machines, cappers, fluid and powder material handling systems, bag forming, labeling, printing, case erection, taping, stacking, robotics, heat sealing and conveyors.
  • Must have the basic skills to repair and maintain material handling equipment for liquid and powder materials. Basic knowledge of pumps, motors, gear boxes/transmissions, compressed air systems and other related equipment.
  • Must have the computer skills to efficiently work within Word, Excel, email systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives (VFD) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Must have the skills to read and understand the English language, schematics, electrical and pneumatic diagrams.

Duties - cont'd

  • Maintains records in a CMMS for equipment maintenance and operation to satisfy FDA, ISO, OSAHA, ADA, NFPA and IBC standards. Will use the Mainsaver computerized maintenance management system and other programs to maintain documentation to meet these requirements.
  • From time to time will schedule and direct vendors/contractors on an occasional basis for maintenance, repair, replacement and testing of equipment and systems, under the supervision of other Production Equipment Maintenance Technicians, the Facilities & Maintenance Manager and Manufacturing Engineering staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • Must have understanding and basic working knowledge of automated manufacturing equipment and related systems.
  • Must be able to read and understand blue prints, electrical diagrams, mechanical diagrams and schematics.
  • Must have basic electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills and basic knowledge in the care and use of power equipment.  Should possess a good electrical and mechanical aptitude, with knowledge in the operation of automated manufacturing equipment and electronic control systems.
  • Knowledge of basic machine designs, process equipment, polymer pumps, and heating systems.  Electrical controls including design, panel building, electrical controls, and elementary diagrams.
  • Must have the basic knowledge of test equipment used in troubleshooting production equipment, such as volt ohm meters, clamp on amp probes and other related test equipment.
  • Must have basic knowledge in machine tools to safely setup and operate equipment.
  • Must have basic knowledge in materials used in the manufacture of machines used for medical device manufacturing process.
  • Must be familiar with and use of safety practices for equipment lock-out/tag-out and use of personnel protection equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to us a personal computer and be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Will be working with computerized maintenance management system, Mainsaver.
  • Will be working with programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives (VFD), AC/DC drives and other electronically controlled equipment.

Preferred Experience



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.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  33102
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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