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Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Req ID:  814


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 Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager has responsibility for the engineering group; leading new product development initiatives and/or legacy production management activities.  The Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager develops and improves processes as required by the business, meeting project and product cost and delivery targets.  The Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager maintains responsibility for the proactive development and introduction of manufacturing engineering practices in accordance with regulatory requirements and the business strategy of the Company as well as provides leadership to assigned staff towards achieving department, site & corporate objectives.

Job Duties

* Direct supervisory responsibility for Manager, Engineers, Technicians and contract staff.


* Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements.

* Conduct regular department and one-on-one meetings with staff to resolve issues, maintain engagement/focus, and share updates on project and activities.

* Develop skill sets of assigned staff to meet functional objectives, OSTA business objectives and employees’ professional goals.


* Coordinate with leadership colleagues across various functions to foresee/understand critical project activities and to enable them to manage team resources and tasks to avoid critical path slippage.

* Drive TPS/Lean Manufacturing efforts on new and legacy product lines.

* Update senior management on operational performance of the manufacturing processes developed as part of a new product team.

* Maintain responsibility for the development and validation of capable production processes that meet operational objectives.

* Drive DFM discussions with R&D and Production Technology on all new products.


* Evaluate all available internal and external technologies including manufacturing equipment, and Materials.

* Works with other engineering managers and cross-functionally to standardize, leverage and implement engineering tools and establish best-demonstrated practices

* Develop and control the validation and verification strategy for legacy products as new equipment is acquired or as process improvements are implemented.

* Ensure effective Engineering input to MRB activity.

* Member of Site Leadership Team responsible for overall budget and Site performance.

* Work with cross site engineering leadership in developing and standardizing best engineering tools and practices

* Perform all other duties as directed.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology discipline


* Minimum 10 years professional experience in the medical devices field.


* Minimum 8 years of functional management in the medical field.


* Minimum 10 years of manufacturing related experience (DFM, GD&T, process development, equipment spec, assembly, automation, molding, etc.)




* Demonstrated strong business acumen


* Graduate degree preferred, (MBA, MSA, EMBA, etc.)


* Certified Six Sigma Black Belt preferred


* Demonstrated success in leadership of people.


* Good team leader and manager, wide technical knowledge base, with above average problem analysis skills .


* Ability to think both logically and creatively and possess sound reporting abilities


* Working knowledge of core engineering tools.  For example:  6-sigma, FMEA, Risk Analysis, Process Mapping, Standard Work Instructions, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Work Instruction Creation, DOE methods, DFM, Process Characterization, Verification & Validation activities 


* Demonstrated project management techniques and approaches


* Efficient Knowledge of basic software, including MS Office, Visio and Solidworks

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) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Southborough || 

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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