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Engineer II

Req ID:  7691

Working Location: CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE 

 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

This position supports production objectives to improve quality, cost, and delivery.  Will work closely with Production and Operations to evaluate, recommend and implement shop floor process improvement activities. This position will function as a team member on more complicated projects as defined by the Engineering Manager, and will provide technical information to other project participants/cross functional teams, recommend cost-effective procedures, track and maintain implementation dates. This position will assist with the continuous improvement of the endoscope service business as a whole.

Job Duties

  • Interact with production teams to provide product support, including but not limited to implementing process improvements, troubleshooting equipment, addressing process questions, setting up KanBans and aiding capacity planning. 
  • Ability to lead routine projects without assistance.
  • Mentor junior engineers.
  • Process change orders (CO).
  • Verify/create bill of materials, routers, and labor codes.
  • Assist in addressing Corrective Actions (CA).
  • Execute process and equipment validations (IQ/OQ/PQ).
  • Perform line audits to assure that manufacturing processes and related documentation follow established policies and procedures.   
  • Review manuals for new and existing products.
  • Own manufacturing procedures to ensure control of product/process design.
  • Participate in discussions to resolve technical issues or process/product improvements
  • Coordinate cost reduction initiatives.
  • Assist in the justification for capital expenditures.
  • Develop and modify repair and refurbishment processes, tooling, and fixtures utilizing best practice tools that result in sufficient capacity to meet customer demand while promoting product quality, process efficiency and control, and operator safety.  
  • Perform training for new and existing machines and processes.
  • Assist in the preparation of preventative maintenance documentation and plans.
  • Assist in identifying equipment needs and evaluate internal/external options for sourcing such equipment.
  • Assist with facilities layout including equipment layout and workplace design.
  • Apply Lean tools such as value stream map, Takt time, Ishikawa cause and effect, line balancing, Poka-yoke, identifying muda.
  • Participate in and help coordinate NPI and NPR projects.
  • All other essential duties as directed.

Job Qualification


  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and a minimum of two years Engineering experience, or
  • Associate degree in engineering or engineering technology and five years related service experience, or
  • the equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Utilize analytical tools, including statistic methodology, to identify design, process, and production problems.
  • Quality and customer oriented. 
  • Experience in coordinating activities among departments or groups.
  • Possess a high degree of personal organization and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office. 
  • Able to perform required duties with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations is desirable.

Why join Olympus?


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

  • Competitive salaries and annual bonus program
  • Comprehensive medical benefits and pension plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks


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.

Olympus Canada Inc. (OCI)—a subsidiary of Olympus Corporation of the Americas—manages the Company’s operations and workforce throughout Canada in roles such as sales, marketing, service, and support functions. Based in Richmond Hill, ON,  OCI is committed to developing our employees and supporting our local communities. For more information, visit and

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 embraces diversity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policies as well as our values prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, provincial or local protected classification.  EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || California (US-CA) || San Jose || Manufacturing & Repair 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Business Process, Engineering, Management

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