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Associate Production Manager

Req ID:  5149

Working Location: TENNESSEE, BARTLETT 


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. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Associate Manager, Production is responsible for supervising endoscope technicians and their work processes to achieve production/repair plans quality and delivery targets and documentation of production activities while improving safety ergonomics and processes. This position will manage and train production technicians to meet safety quality production and cost goals and will provide guidance to less experienced Supervisors either informally or as part of their department. This position will support projects and provide leadership that involves other supervisors as defined by production management.

Job Duties

* Provide leadership to customer product repair lines by directing technicians in prioritizing activities and achieving daily output goals.


* Monitor the flow of work through the repair line(s) and take necessary steps to resolve repair problems.


* Take the responsibility for work continuity and the results between lines and/or shifts.


* Support effective communications throughout teams.


* Function as a project coordinator on projects assigned by production management to improve QCD (Quality Cost Delivery).


* Review the work environment; consult with Engineering Environmental Health and Safety and Quality about perceived problems and implement measures to assure safe working conditions.


* Assure the attainment of quality cost and production targets as measured by time schedules and work outputs.


* Ensure repair staff is adequately trained in all areas of the repair process in order to support business plans. Identify training needs and effect remediation.


* Deal swiftly with customer issues/ complaints by identifying the cause of the problem and resolving outstanding issues.


* Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* Minimum of five years' experience in assembly of precision instruments or related field required.


* Minimum two years' previous supervisory experience required.


* Knowledge of quality theory and Electro mechanical production required.


* Experience in a customer service environment required.




* Compliance experience QSR (Quality System Regulation) familiarity desired.


* Familiarity with current production and repair processes.


* Effective written and verbal communication skills.


* Strong math skills required.


* Strong analytical and decision-making skills.

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.


Olympus requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.


Olympus’ Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit


Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Tennessee (US-TN) || Bartlett || 

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