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Director, Advanced Technologies (Advanced Materials/Additive Manufacturing)

Company: Steris Corporation
Location: Mentor
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

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

As STERIS continues to evolve and grow, the need for new and innovative materials and manufacturing solutions are at the forefront of Continuous Improvement.You will serve as the transformational leader responsible for determination, development and execution of projects involving Advanced materials and the use of 3D printing to improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost. You will combine continuous improvement and these advanced technologies to drive the evolution and implementation of short and long-term technical strategies across the enterprise while serving as a key liaison between operations, engineering, field technical, and service business leaders. You will be responsible for standardization of platforms of Advanced Materials/Additive Manufacturing introduced across the corporation.

What you will do

* Build a vision, strategy, and multi-year roadmap for Advanced Materials/3D Printing with an objective of creating scalable and sustainable business solutions that support improving quality, effectiveness, efficiency, safety/ergonomics, design flexibility, competencies, capabilities for products, processes, and people. Technology platforms will be selected that are most beneficial for the corporation as a whole. * Lead and develop a culture of innovation and operational excellence with a focus on continuous improvement in all areas of Advanced Materials/3D Printing and business performance. * Utilize well defined lean processes to implement technologies. * Assist in the development of Capital Expenditure plans to maximize return on investment. * Manage the cross-functional, cross-business design and development plans on-time and to budget. * Define actionable items for roadmap and execution in order of priority and potential positive impact to the business while considering available resources, Customer requirements, and other business factors. * Maintain key Advanced Materials/3D Printing vendor relationships and leverage those relationships to reduce costs and improve lead time of projects. * Develop lean implementation tools for Advanced Materials/3D Printing. * In collaboration with business partners and team members, implement roadmaps for Advanced Materials/3D Printing with a focus on integrating and in support of Lean/Continuous Improvement methodologies, techniques, and processes. * Research and identify prospective internal or external technology partners who would be accountable for deliverables. * Facilitate cross-functional communications across business networks for shared technology needs, practices, and solutions. * Collaborate with product, process, and service design teams to ensure considerations are included in design development. * Oversee the implementation, establish maintenance, service, and qualification protocols of technology systems. Ensure thorough and compliant documentation practices are established. * Develop and implement methods to monitor and measure effectiveness of implementations; lead corrective actions as applicable. * Lead the evaluation and budgeting of new technologies, platforms, methods, and systems that align with company priorities such as quality, capacity targets, productivity enhancements, and efficiency. * Prepare or assist businesses with preparation of capital requests necessary for implementation. Plan and prepare annual budget. * Remain current on technical advancements in technology solutions that could impact the business. * Attract, retain, and develop strong talent. Mentor, coach, develop team members, develop, and retain key technical and leadership skills, foster strong team performance to deliver on the roadmap and meet Customer / business requirements.



* Bachelor's Degree - Engineering (Mechanical, Electronics/Electrical, Mechatronics or related engineering/technical field). Master's Degree preferred.

Required Experience

* Minimum of 10+ years of experience in process improvement via Advanced Materials/Additive Manufacturing in a Lean environment, including at least 5 years in a leadership role managing a technical project. * Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of Advanced Technology applications including the use of advanced materials, additive manufacturing and 3D printing. * 5 years project management and reporting experience. * Demonstrated positive impact to the business that translated to clear, bottom line results by implementing step-function changes. * Experience with and demonstrated skills in analyzing business needs, determining appropriate solutions and/or opportunities, developing lean implementation strategies, and deploying them. * Successful experience with effectiveness across multi-functional/multi-organizational areas. * Excellent knowledge and proficiency in Advanced Materials/3D Printing methods, techniques, and strategies. * Demonstrated skills in analyzing business needs, determining appropriate solutions and/or opportunities, developing implementation strategies, and deploying them.

Preferred Experience

* Experience working in a regulated environment, medical device experience, a plus. * 3+ years of Advanced Materials/Additive Materials/3D printing experience using lean methodologies. * Experience working in a lean company with first-hand knowledge of their practices and policies regarding automation utilized in their operations.

What STERIS Offers

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn't be where it is today without our incredible people. That's why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans. Join us and help write our next chapter.


STERIS is a $3B, 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.

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.

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