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Senior R&D Technician

Req ID:  681


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 Technician maintains responsibility for supporting engineering projects and lab operations for both the New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering teams.   Specifically, the Senior Technician will be a collaborative partner with the engineering team and provide testing support, accurately report test data and observations, ensure traceability of test samples, and assist in the development of test methods as needed. To support lab operations, the Senior Technician will support in ensuring equipment is well maintained (e.g., calibration, scheduling maintenance, etc.), the lab (and lab practices) are safe, provide guidance and assistance to other technicians as needed, ensures the lab is compliant with applicable SOP’s and Policy’s and is clean/organized. As the Senior Technician will be integral to the testing efforts required to establish device quality and performance, it is critically important that the Senior Technician maintains an accurate Laboratory Notebook, is attentive to detail, complies with test methods and Standard Operating Procedures, and accurately records data & observations.

Job Duties

* Maintain responsiblity for executing all testing efforts on programs assigned. Maintains attentiveness for testing abnormalities, trends, and external influences.


* Partners with engineering staff on project needs (e.g., supports test method development, acquisition of test samples/testing equipment & supplies, maintains sample traceability, etc.).


* Records and communicates all test data and testing observations with a high accuracy to program technical leads and management as required.  


* Maintains a well-organized / accurate Laboratory Notebook in accordance with applicable SOP’s, and ensures compliance with testing protocols, test methods, and/or standards.


* Diligently advances their testing efforts / responsibilities while consistently seeking improvements to efficiency and quality.


* Supports lab operations, such as; maintenance of equipment, coordinating & scheduling calibration services, ordering supplies, quoting of test apparatus, as well as ensuring lab is a safe environment, kept clean / orderly, etc..


* Collaborates with other laboratory resources to ensure efficient use of testing equipment and alignment with project priorities.


* Plans their own time and advancing their testing efforts / responsibilities.


* Seeks improvements to test methods and practices.


* Reads and interprets industry test standards with high attention to detail.


* Works on a team with a willingness to help or support other efforts.


* Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* High school diploma or GED is required, college level studies highly preferred.


* Minimum 5 years experience with HS Degree/GED, minimum 3 years experience with an Associates degree.




* Medical Device development experience highly preferred.


* Evidence of technical skills will be considered a plus.


* Capable of operating testing equipment with strict adhesion to test methods required.


* Ability to observe tests in progress and ascertain if abnormalities with the test samples or issues / external influences are affecting the test results.  


* Capable of accurately logging testing observations in laboratory notebook and describe abnormalities to engineers and supervisor.


* Technical aptitude for operating testing equipment and the capability of envisioning / understanding product failure modes and technical causes & effects.


* Good physical dexterity to manipulate test samples.


* Capable of collaborating with engineering team to ensure a thorough understanding of the testing objectives and collaborating on the testing plan to support these objectives.


* Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and concisely.


* Capable of ideating / envisioning test methods and test systems which could be employed to gather desired test data.  


* Capable of working with and/or overseeing internal/external resources commissioned to build new testing fixtures and/or apparatus.

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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