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Senior Technician

Req ID:  684


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 R&D Technician will work with input from engineering staff to build prototypes, design test fixtures, conduct testing of medical devices, create protocols, train others in test methods, and create technical memos and draft reports. They will work with engineering staff to analyze test results, including interpreting the results in reports.They will also manage lab infrastructure which may include calibration, safety, maintenance of equipment, cleaning services and be responsible for the andling and disposal of hazardous/biological waste.

Job Duties

* Troubleshooting problems on existing product lines.


* Designing, building, testing, and/or evaluating test fixtures to specification.

* Executing test methods and produce test reports or technical memos.


* Assembling component parts according to specifications (Optical, Mechanical & Electrical)


* Precision assembly of small parts under microscope.


* Testing and rework of products for correct functioning.


* Performing product testing and generating reports.


* Engaging in design reviews and providing feedback for improvements.


* Collaborating with other functional groups Design Assurance, Marketing, etc..


* Supporting procurement of lab and project materials and supplies.


* Maintain responsibilty for managing a department purchasing card for supporting procurement of lab supplies and department expenses.


* Conduct testing of devices on animal tissue.


* Participate in animal studies.


* Support department with administrative tasks such as Agile, Oracle, and procurement requisitions.


* Create solid models for test fixtures, design fixtures, modify existing designs, and work with the machine shop or 3D printer to fabricate designs.


* Maintain training in the use of model shop equipment to support inhouse prototyping efforts.


* Plan and facilitate procurement of materials and tools necessary for test or build activities.


* Perform other related duties as directed or as self-initiated based on perceived need.

Job Requirements



* Associates Degree in Technology or Engineering or equivalent work experience.


* Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.




* Medical device experience is preferred.


* Strong technical writing skills.


* Good manual dexterity and the ability to operate model shop equipment.

* Strong technical writing skills.


* Good manual dexterity and the ability to operate electromechanical measurement/test equipment and prototype tool/fixtures.


* Ability to research, design and/or recommend electromechanical measurement/test equipment and prototype tool/fixtures.


* Ability to create, read and properly interpret engineering drawings and take technical instruction from co-workers, supervisors and other professional personnel.


* Written and verbal communication skills must be sufficient to read and understand documentation and communicate with, and take technical instruction from coworkers, supervisors and other professional personnel.


* Proficiency using Microsoft Office software suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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 || 

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