Olympus America Inc. Principal Technician in Southborough, Massachusetts

Job Duties::

As a Principal Technician working on the Urology/Gynecology team, you will be empowered and inspired to do your best work. You will contribute to our mission by developing test systems, executing test methods, and taking a significant role in the planning, organization, and maintenance of the research labs and model shop. A typical day for you will include:  

*Working with engineering team members to develop reliable and repeatable test methods.  *Support the engineering department with procuring engineering parts and equipment, and with 3D modeling and drawings in Solidworks.

*Maintain and manage equipment calibration, test equipment, and lab work areas.

  • Maintain responsibility for the planning, execution, analysis and reporting of medical device testing.

  • Developing and writing test protocols and reports, directing and organizing other Technicians, as well as Engineering Co-op Students in testing and analysis activities.

  • Partnering with engineering staff in the development of test and assembly fixtures and recommend and use appropriate test equipment.

  • Training engineering staff in the use of test and assembly fixtures and test equipment.

  • Planning, organizing, training, and directing other Technicians and Co-Op Students in testing, analysis, building, and repair activities.

  • Specifying or recommending personnel requirements for testing, analysis, building and repair activities, participate in the interview process to obtain proper personnel for these activities.

  • Leading the planning and organization direction of R&D technicians and/or co-op students in design and build of new test or assembly fixtures and/or tooling and repair or upgrade of existing fixtures.

  • Assembling R&D mechanical prototypes to specification.

  • Performing testing, analyze data statistically, interpret results, and create reports.

  • Creating, reading, and taking direction from detailed design drawings, especially test and assembly fixtures.

  • Creating solid models for test fixtures, design fixtures, modify existing designs, and work with the machine shop or 3D printer to fabricate designs.

  • Planning and facilitating procurement of materials and tools necessary for test or build activities.

  • Taking precise measurements of components parts.

  • Providing design input on rework and modification of products.

  • Reworking/modifying products to achieve proper function.

  • Updating solid models and drawing with proposed changes.

  • Working with Model Shop, 3D Printer or outside vendor to create prototypes reflecting these modifications.

  • Managing lab infrastructure which may include calibration, safety, maintenance of equipment, cleaning services, and hazardous waste removal.

  • Performing other related duties as directed or as self-initiated based on perceived need.

Job Requirements::

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s Engineering Degree or equivalent is required; Bachelor's Degree is a plus.

  • Minimum of 9 years experience designing test, tool and assembly fixtures and complex electromechanical testing and assembly.

  • Ability to model and perform simple design work in SolidWorks.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Medical device experience is desired.

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Good manual dexterity and the ability to operate electromechanical measurement/test equipment and prototype tool/fixtures.

  • Ability to research, design and/or recommend electromechanical measurement/test equipment and prototype tool/fixtures.

  • Ability to create, read and properly interpret engineering drawings and take technical instruction from co-workers, supervisors and other professional personnel.

  • Ability to plan, schedule, train, recommend and direct peers and subordinate technical personnel in testing, assembly, repair and analysis of medical devices.

  • Ability to manage outside services to the lab and to coordinate equipment calibration efforts.

  • Ability to perform statistical analysis and interpret data in reports.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

About Us:

At Olympus, we put a lot of good back into the world, and what we do really matters. We are committed to making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling every day by crafting innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies, microscopy, industrial solutions, cameras, and audio recorders.

We view our relationship with and commitment to our employees with the same passion. Everything we do at Olympus is a reflection of our vision, and everyone here helps to make it a reality. We’re invested in our employees, great ideas, and how they impact the communities around us. We see the world through multiple lenses and come together to find the right answers; the best solutions.

THAT’S OLYMPUS.

TRUE TO YOU. TRUE TO SOCIETY. TRUE TO LIFE.

Olympus Surgical Technology America

Olympus embraces diversity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policies as well as our values prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification. EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Job Description:

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. We’re currently looking for a Principal Technician to join us in our Southborough, MA office.

Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

The R&D Electromechanical Principal Technician will work with minimal input from engineering staff to build prototypes, design test fixtures, conduct testing of medical devices, create protocols, train others in test methods and create reports. The incumbent will analyze test results, including performing statistical analysis on the data and interpreting the results in reports. He/She will also manage lab infrastructure which may include calibration, safety, maintenance of equipment, cleaning services and be responsible for the handling and disposal of hazardous/biological waste.

Company URL:

Olympus Surgical Technology America at http://www.olympus-osta.com/

Posting Locations:

Massachusetts, Southborough

Work Location:

Southborough GYR ACMI Inc

Posting Title:

Principal Technician

Job Family:

Engineering

Auto req ID:

3580BR

3580BR

Olympus is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification.