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Job Title:  Senior Maintenance Technician

Req ID:  33003
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. Provides guidance and leadership to lower level maintenance technicians. 



  • Provide expertise for manufacturing equipment repair and maintenance. Must have advanced 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 advanced skills to repair and maintain material handling equipment for liquid and powder materials. Complete 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 & develops 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.
  • Works with outside vendors/contractors for maintenance, repair, replacement and testing of equipment and systems, in collaboration with Maintenance Manager and Manufacturing Engineering staff.
  • Will provide training to other technicians.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • Preferred two years vocational college in automation and manufacturing equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Advanced PLC programming, robotics and electrical certifications are preferred.
  • 6 years of related work experience required.
  • Must have understanding and working knowledge of automated manufacturing equipment and related systems.
  • Must be able to read and understand blue prints, electrical diagrams, mechanical diagrams and schematics.
  • Knowledge and work experience in Lean production methodologies.
  • Works on assignments that are moderate to highly complex in nature, setting workload priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have flexibility in ability to occasionally work multiple shifts to provide coverage to meet production department demands.
  • Internal – Daily contact with production maintenance staff and a variety of manufacturing personnel.
  • External – Will have contact with vendors and contractors with a wide variety of responsibilities to include plumbing, electrical, and production equipment manufacturers
  • Ability to be self directed and work independently as well as in a team environment and set work priorities.
  • Must have advanced electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills and a thorough knowledge in the care and use of power equipment.  Shall possess a good electrical and mechanical aptitude, with knowledge in the operation of automated manufacturing equipment and electronic control systems.

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.

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:  33003
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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