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Supervisor, R&D Shared Services

Req ID:  6205


Workplace Flexibility: Onsite

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.


Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.


Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View


We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

The Supervisor, R&D Shared Services will lead our R&D technician team at the Brooklyn Park facility. This includes ownership of our test labs and to ensure our labs are compliant to applicable policies and procedures. The Supervisor is responsible to assign technicians to projects, monitor performance and to continually develop the technicians.

Job Duties

* Owns the test labs and acts as R&D’s main point of contact for labs.


* Ensure labs are complying to applicable SOPs/policies and is audit ready.


* Oversees equipment calibration, preventative maintenance, and repair.


* Assigns projects to staff as appropriate with input from R&D leadership regarding priority.


* Ensures that all staff are trained accordingly, and safety measures are in place where applicable.


* Ensures all team members employ Good Documentation Practices for data handling / integrity, testing observations, and lab notebooks.


* Works with R&D to ensure all test methods are appropriately developed & validated.


* Builds a network of external service providers to support the routine needs of R&D.


* Mentors and empowers staff, while also providing continuous performance feedback and yearly reviews.


* Reports teams efforts to R&D leadership as required.


* Performs all related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* Associate Degree in a Technical Field or 7 years relevant industry experience is required.


* Experienced in product development, test method development (including fixture design & development), product testing, and Good Documentation Practices.


* Solidworks working knowledge and experience in developing efficient / manufacturable designs. Proficient in the creation and critical review of engineering drawings (appropriate tolerances) and tolerance analysis.


* Knowledge of common manufacturing methodologies, technologies, and materials employed in medical devices.


* Experience in the practical application of statistics and working knowledge of a statistical analysis package (Minitab).


* Experienced in solving challenging and/or ambiguous engineering problems with scientific logic and problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and concisely.




* The following experience criteria are preferred. Exceptions to the criteria may be allowed for candidates that meet combinations of criteria or have additional exceptional skill sets.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of industry experience in a medical device development environment.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a project lead.
  • Experience partnering with external suppliers to support the routine needs of R&D projects.


* Effective communication skills in both written and verbal form.


* Capable of building strong relationships with internal customers, maintain awareness of their needs, responds promptly to customer requests, and appropriately manages customer expectations.


* Must be capable of effectively managing internal and external resources considering varying priorities and responsibilities.


* Must be capable to drive efficiency, results, and continuous improvement.


* Proficient in Microsoft Windows Office applications including MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, etc.



Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks
  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center**

*US Only

**Limited locations


We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at

About us:

Our 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 costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America.  For more information, visit


Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.


Let’s realize your potential, together.

Olympus requires all US 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.


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) || Minnesota (US-MN) || Brooklyn Park || 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, Engineer, Manager, Engineering, Management

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