Reliability Engineer

Steris Applied Sterilization Technologies

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 Reliability Engineer develops the reliability requirements for both new products in development and existing product platforms; implements reliability program; and performs appropriate analyses and tasks to ensure that products meet all requirements. This role is responsible for analyzing preliminary engineering-design concepts for new and existing product in order to recommend design or test methods for attaining specified product operational reliability requirements. The Reliability Engineer advises to determine/predict critical component and/or sub-assembly performance to ensure excellent reliability and extended operating life.  This role develops, reviews and oversees execution of all reliability test plans/protocols to achieve system reliability and meet specific acceptance criteria. This individual analyzes failure data and proposes design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements.


Work closely with R&D and/or Mfg Engineering to determine/predict critical electro-mechanical component/sub-assembly reliability and operating life.

Develop/review reliability test plans/protocols to achieve system reliability and meet acceptance criteria (company, GMP, GLP procedures as appropriate).

Test the reliability of critical components, sub-assemblies and products prior to production phases and implementation.

Assess and determine acceleration factors (usage rate or stress factors) of critical assemblies.

Determine the failure rate (or MTBF) of critical components that correlate with field failure experience.

Monitor and analyze failure data and furnish reliability test reports; conduct failure investigation, root cause analysis and propose solutions.

Support sustaining activities as they relate to ongoing reliability planning and testing.

Serve as a dedicated resource to drive improvement efforts and support engineering projects.

Test, troubleshoot, and repair complex electromechanical equipment, fixtures, and instrument systems.

 Participate in the implementation and operation of a reliability program.

Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering General

Education, Job Knowledge, Skills, Experience

3 to 5 years of experience in Reliability Engineering and testing is required. Medical Device design, testing or manufacturing experience is preferred.

CRE (Certified Reliability Engineer) certification through ASQ (American Society of Quality) desired.

Ability to interpret, analyzes, and present technical information using practical judgment.

Capable of functioning effectively in a team environment.

Proficient in Excel pivot tables and charting.

Proficient with ReliaSoft or similar reliability software packages.

Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Demonstrated problem solving skills.

Ability to organize and manage concurrent activities.

Knowledge of advanced data gathering and analysis techniques, including statistical analysis.

Knowledge of standard quality and reliability tools such as FMEA (Failure Modes Effect Analysis), Root Cause Analysis, DOE and Statistics.

Proven ability to communicate effectively and manage relationships at all levels of the organization as well as cross-functionally to achieve reliability goals

Software testing / validation experience a plus.

Experience with Six Sigma methodology.

Experience in one or more related engineering areas: design, test, manufacturing, or quality.  

Experience in use of statistical tools and techniques for reliability management.

Understanding of product reliability goals, reliability growth, and reliability prediction

Knowledge in the use of schematics, computers, and test equipment: multi-meters, oscilloscopes, digital thermometers, pressure meters, data loggers, etc.


STERIS is a $2B+, 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.

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Mid-level industry position


North America

Mentor , United States


United States



Mid-level industry position