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Engineer II

Req ID:  7967

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 time studies as needed, and training for new and existing machines and processes.
  • Assist in the preparation of preventative maintenance documentation and plans, in identifying equipment needs and evaluate internal/external options for sourcing such equipment, and with facilities layout including equipment layout and workplace design.
  • Has basic understanding of device nomenclature, repair, and refurbishment processes 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 NRI projects.
  • All other essential duties as directed.

Job Qualifications


  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical or closely related field) and a minimum of two years Engineering experience, or an Associate’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.
  • Minimum of 5 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, time management 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.
  • High level of flexibility and adaptability
  • Experience managing projects.

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

The anticipated base pay range for this full-time position working at this location is $82,500.00 - $111,374.00 / year, plus potential for annual bonus (subject to plan eligibility and other requirements). Olympus considers a variety of factors when determining actual compensation for this position including: level of experience, working location, and relevant education and certifications. 

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.

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.

Applicants with Disabilities: As a Federal Contractor, Olympus is committed to ensuring our hiring process is accessible to everyone. If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application or hiring process, please contact Olympus via email at If your disability impairs your ability to email, you may call our HR Compliance Manager at 1-888-Olympus (1-888-659-6787).


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

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

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

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