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Quality Assurance Technician III

Req ID:  5024

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

This position is responsible for supporting the Quality department and promoting quality improvements through activities that may include but not necessarily limited to (1) Support Quality Engineers with coordinating and implementing projects. (2) Install and maintain shop floor workstations and equipment. (3) Recommend cost effective process procedures. (4) Execute test / validation protocols. (5) Collaborate with value stream and/or engineering staff to solve technical facilities and quality issues.

Job Duties

* Performing daily inspection and testing of medical instruments sub assemblies and parts. 


* Support QA systems and promote quality improvements by capturing quality data and analyze by PC and other means using established QA techniques. 


* Provide training as needed to enhance product knowledge and awareness of QA systems. 


* Investigate and determine final disposition involving quality discrepancies relating to finished goods and claims functions. 


* Work closely with production staff in preventive and corrective action activities and provide feedback concerning quality discrepancies and effectiveness of process improvements. 


* May recommend changes in work instructions and standards to improve process efficiency and effectiveness. 


* Work closely with inspection auditing and document control functions to maintain product and process standards. 


* Work closely with production and engineering departments to support new product introductions.  


* Will perform periodic and routine investigations and failure analysis of customer returned product. 


* Compile and maintain daily weekly and monthly data collection and reports. 


* Will support Quality Engineers. 


* Performs incoming or first article inspection.


* Perform all other duties as directed

Job Requirements



* High School Diploma or equivalent is required. A two (2) year Associate or Technical Degree is preferred.  


* A minimum 4 years of experience in a Quality Assurance.


* Basic understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) 


* Basic understanding of 5S and other forms of waste in the Production environment 


* Basic knowledge of Datasweep 




* Able to perform basic mathematical calculations 


* Effective written and verbal communication skills. 


* Able to multitask well organized analytical logical practical. 


* Computer literate with experience in Microsoft Office.



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 requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


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 || 

Job Segment: QA, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Inspector, Document Control, Technology, Quality, Manufacturing, Administrative

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