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Senior Machinist

Req ID:  3288

Working Location: WASHINGTON, REDMOND 

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 Sr. Machinist manages the development and fabrication of prototype devices, test equipment, assembly tools and fixtures and the materials, tools & equipment used within the shop.

Job Duties

* Design, fabricate and document tooling and equipment for production and engineering.


* Support engineering in regards to manufacturability.


*Program, machine, and assemble prototype devices according to verbal and/or written specifications.


* Complete projects in a manner consistent with corporate objectives.


* Proactively communicate delays in project completion to management.


* Actively coordinate with others to maximize machine usage.


* Lead evaluation and selection of machine shop equipment and software.


* Work with outside vendors in obtaining price quotes, purchase of equipment and supplies, and developing designs and specifications for devices.


* Purchase and maintain small tools, equipment, and machine shop supplies.


* Maintain accurate records/documentation related to quality, working processes, test results, measurements, labor (e.g. timecards) and special projects.


* Actively work to minimize scrap and waste.


* Adhere to general safety rules, manufacturing procedures, company policies and procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, and FDA regulations


* Be familiar with the use of basic computer programs, CAD/CAE/CAM, and the operation of machines, equipment, and tools related to the production of engineering prototypes, manufacturing, and assembly processes.

Job Requirements


* High School Diploma or Equivalent required; Associate's degree in technical field optimal.


* Minimum of 7 years related experience with prototyping and tooling required.


* Minimum of 3 years of experience in the medical device industry optimal.



* Skilled with selection of appropriate plastics and metals, including aluminum, stainless steels, alloy steel, and their associated machining and processing requirements.


* Manual and CNC mills and lathes, and other common machine shop tools.


* Math skills, including trigonometry, algebra.


* CAD/CAE/CAM software.


* Operating and maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment Production of very small, close tolerance parts.


* Reading and working from engineering drawings, written procedures and verbal instruction.


* Inspection of prototypes and tooling with appropriate equipment.


* Maintains and communicates realistic schedules and meets or beats deadlines.


* Service oriented approach, flexible and proactive towards changing needs.


* Exceptionally team focused and actively contributes to a positive and innovative work environment.


* Works precisely according to procedures, rules and regulations, has a passion for continuous improvement and quality.


* High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint strongly desired. Visio skills would be a bonus.


* Solid writing, composition, English grammar skills a must.


* Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, actively promotes trust, respect and integrity in all dealings both inside and outside the Company.

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) || Washington (US-WA) || Redmond || 

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Engineer, Electrical, CAD, Drafting, Machinist, Engineering, Manufacturing

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