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Associate Engineering Manager

Req ID:  2676

Working Location: Minnesota, Maple Grove 

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

This position supports the Director of Technical Services by managing and executing the site s Manufacturing and Technology Engineering functions. The position is responsible for driving manufacturing and technology process creation and improvement for both new and existing products. Together with the Director and local boards coordinates resources required to meet the business requirements including sustaining engineering cost savings and new product launches.

Job Duties

* Manages the development and improvement of manufacturing processes for existing and new products, including new technology development and implementation, tooling, programming, machine set up, and process validation.


* Assists the Director with overseeing new product introductions including schedule and budget attainment validation and launch activities.


* Supports the Director with the local C2 Board to include: Prioritization of local resources to align with site metrics and business needs new product launch activities cost reduction alignment with corporate standardization communication and escalation to global C2 and project management activities. Active participation on appropriate Boards including CAPA to ensure standardization of local activities and procedures to align with entire organization.In conjunction with the Director oversees local ECO activities for alignment with site requirements and priorities.


* Reviews site Capital Equipment based on existing or new technologies. Sources and recommends new Capital Equipment as required to maintain or improve site performance or new product requirements including new technology introduction.


* Supports MRB Activities for disposition and root cause eliminationWorks with Suppliers to identify areas for cost reduction or quality improvement.


* Supports Sustaining Engineering functions to maintain new product or production schedules.


* AII other essential related duties as required.

Job Requirements


Bachelor's degree, or equivalent related business experience (emphasis in engineering or related fields preferred).


* Must possess a minimum of six 6 years related experience in engineering; preferably related to the medical device manufacturing industry.




Supervisory experience a plus. Must possess strong project management administrative and implementation skills.


* Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Must possess strong interpersonal skills.


* Must possess strong management and organizational skills. Must have ability to learn technical products and techniques.


* Must have ability to develop and execute department training programs.


* Proficiency in MS Office SAP or QAD and ACCESS preferred.

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 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) || Minnesota (US-MN) || Maple Grove || 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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