R&D Prototyper / Tester Jobs in Bishop’s Stortford HRT

Full-time @Steris in Electrical , in Engineering , in Manufacturing , in Operations , in R&D , in Research , in Supply Chain , in Technology , in Testing , in Welding
  • Bishop's Stortford, HRT, GB, Cm23 5GZ View on Map
  • Apply Before : March 7, 2023

Job Description

Join Steris as R&D Prototyper / Tester in Bishop’s Stortford . At the Steris you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply Steris Research & Development/Scientific careers in Bishop’s Stortford HRT.


Position : R&D Prototyper / Tester

Job Category: Research & Development/Scientific

Work location : Bishop’s Stortford,

Job Segment : R&D, Testing, Supply Chain, Welding, Electrical, Research, Technology, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering



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 prototyper / tester will support New Product Development and sustainability projects through review, repair, assembly and testing of prototypes and existing equipment. This will include electromechanical and wire harness assembly, functional testing and performance testing.


Assemble, repair, improve and build mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment. Provide services necessary to perform tests.
Work from print, drawings, verbal and written instructions and be able to understand specifications.
Review mechanical and electrical drawings, diagrams and build instructions.
Plan the use of test benches according to projects, technical changes or other mandates requiring their use.
Operate test equipment to measure temperature, electricity, flow, pressure, voltage, distance, time, noise and weight.
Work with data acquisition systems,  recordings and drawings with provided training on said systems.
Enter the data, in a detailed manner, of the tests carried out in the laboratory notebook (paper or electronic), prepare a summary of the results and perform basic computer calculations and analyses when applicable.
Participate in events to prepare production for new products.
Suggest ways, procedures and methods to improve the quality of products and the achievement of project objectives.
Provide assistance in the analysis of equipment breakdowns (service assemblies), fault finding, and preventative maintenance.

Duties – cont’d

Participate in the analysis of technical problems and proposal of solutions.
Maintain R&D equipment and perform preventative maintenance.
Apply spot/stud welding to equipment.
Demonstrate ease of working in a machine shop. Be able to use metal working tools, such as a lathe, mill, drill press and band saw.
Ensure that work areas are kept clean and tidy. Participate in health and safety policies.
Use internal company software such as Oracle and PLM (Training will be given).
Confirm compliance of components to relevant standards.
Participate in obsolescence management and sourcing to support the supply chain.
Any other duties as required.

Education Degree
Required Experience

Diploma of professional studies in welding / assembly and / or in-house training
A minimum of one year of work experience in a product development or product enhancement environment is required or a minimum of two years of work experience as a device tester in production.

Preferred Experience
Experience in using equipment and measuring tools for electrical, hydraulic and electronic tests would be preferable.

Precision and attention to detail
Mechanical and electrical understanding and other disciplines such as plumbing
Concentration and sustained attention
Assessment and work planning
Easy to communicate and work in a team
Open to new challenges
Autonomy and resourcefulness
Analytical mind
Ability to adapt
Physical force
Ability to manage confidential information
Prioritise multiple projects
To be diplomatic and tactful towards both internal and external customers
Proficient in verbal and written communication within a manufacturing environment
Possess a proactive style and positive attitude
To be able to discuss / communicate rationally and professionally
Logical and systematic approach to problem solving
MS office windows computer literate (Word, excel, outlook)
To work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks

Ability to lift up to 20Kg

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.

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