Olympus America Inc. Senior R&D Technician in Southborough, Massachusetts

Job Duties::

  • Troubleshooting problems on existing product lines.

  • Designing, building, testing, and/or evaluating test fixtures to specification.

  • Executing test methods and produce test reports or technical memos.

  • Assembling component parts according to specifications (Optical, Mechanical & Electrical).

  • Precision assembly of small parts under microscope.

  • Testing and rework of products for correct functioning.

  • Performing product testing and generating reports.

  • Engaging in design reviews and providing feedback for improvements.

  • Collaborating with other functional groups Design Assurance, Marketing, etc.

  • Supporting procurement of lab and project materials and supplies.

  • Maintaining responsibility for managing a department purchasing card for supporting procurement of lab supplies and department expenses.

  • Conducting testing of devices on animal tissue.

  • Participating in animal studies.

  • Supporting department with administrative tasks such as Agile, Oracle, and procurement requisitions.

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

  • Maintaining training in the use of model shop equipment to support in- house prototyping efforts.

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

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

  • Troubleshooting problems on existing product lines.

  • Designing, building, testing, and/or evaluating test fixtures to specification.

  • Executing test methods and produce test reports or technical memos.

  • Assembling component parts according to specifications (Optical, Mechanical & Electrical).

  • Precision assembly of small parts under microscope.

  • Testing and rework of products for correct functioning.

  • Performing product testing and generating reports.

  • Engaging in design reviews and providing feedback for improvements.

  • Collaborating with other functional groups Design Assurance, Marketing, etc.

  • Supporting procurement of lab and project materials and supplies.

  • Maintaining responsibility for managing a department purchasing card for supporting procurement of lab supplies and department expenses.

  • Conducting testing of devices on animal tissue.

  • Participating in animal studies.

  • Supporting department with administrative tasks such as Agile, Oracle, and procurement requisitions.

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

  • Maintaining training in the use of model shop equipment to support in-house prototyping efforts.

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

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

Job Requirements::

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate's Degree in Technology or Engineering or equivalent work experience is required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; medical device experience is preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Good manual dexterity and the ability to operate model shop equipment.

  • 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.

  • Written and verbal communication skills must be sufficient to read and understand documentation and communicate with, and take technical instruction from coworkers, supervisors and other professional personnel.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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 Senior R&D Technician to join us in our Southborough, MA office.

Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

The Senior R&D Technician will work with input from engineering staff to build prototypes, design test fixtures, conduct testing of medical devices, create protocols, train others in test methods, and create technical memos and draft reports. The incumbent will work with engineering staff to analyze test results, including 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:

Senior R&D Technician

Job Family:

Engineering

Auto req ID:

3930BR

3930BR

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.