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Associate Engineer

Req ID:  552

Working Location: CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE 

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 Engineer provides engineering support for introduction of new products and alternate repair activities. He/ she functions as Project Coordinator by providing technical information to other project participants recommending cost effective procedures tracking and maintaining implementation dates and documenting completed projects. The incumbent works with ES staff to solve technical facilities and quality problems. He/ she assists with continuous improvement of overall endoscope service business.

Job Duties

In a typical day, you will:


* Function as Project Coordinator either singly on less complicated projects or with more experienced Engineers to implement new product introduction or alternate repair activities.


* Analyze project prior to implementation by benchmarking against completed projects.


* Plan and organize projects for successful implementation.


* Review needs of each department (e. g. Marketing Operations Finance) and incorporate them into project documents.


* Develop Engineering project check sheet to identify start and finish dates and measure progress.


* Provide progress report to Engineering Manager and to other project participants.


* Review & resolve facilities and ergonomic issues related to project implementation prepare schematics wiring diagrams technical manuals reports documentation and other related materials for use in facilities and workstation redesign.


* Establish and implement methods for controlling process costs.


* Review costs with other project members and initiate steps to control costs as needed.


* Identify parts and supplies needed to support product or process implementation and ensure they are available according to project schedules.


* Provide technical guidance to the Change Control Board educate members on technical issues associated with assigned projects.


*  Train Technicians Supervisors and other employees on use of new products or processes.


* Validate and document projects file completed packages for use as benchmarks in subsequent projects.


* Support continuous improvement measures by providing technical information and reviewing processes as they are revised.


* Address Change Notices (CNs) in a timely manner to maintain project schedules and/or achieve acceptable levels of compliance.


*  Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* Requires a Bachelors Degree in Engineering or an Associate's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and/or ‘two years' related service experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.




* Strong statistical analytical and decision-making sense of urgency skills.


* Experience in coordinating activities among departments or groups.


* Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.


* Strong knowledge of development methodologies and problem solving skills.


* Must possess a high degree of personal organization and excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.


* CAD desirable.


* Able to perform required duties with minimum supervision.


* Knowledge of FDA regulations desirable.

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) || California (US-CA) || San Jose || 

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