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Senior Quality Engineer

Req ID:  2607

Working Location: MISSOURI, ST. LOUIS 

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 Sr. Quality Engineer supports the development and manufacture of Olympus products during all phases of design, development, production, and distribution.

Job Duties

* Acting as the Quality Representative on Product Development project teams.


* Working cross-functionally to generate and maintain product Risk Management file(s).


* Reviewing QMS and product Design Changes.


* Defining Inspection and test methods and systems.


* Complaint handling and product investigations of device returns.


* Support continuous improvement opportunities.


* Preparing and maintaining Quality Metrics


* Maintenance of Quality Management System by ensuring compliance to U.S. and international regulatory requirements for medical devices including supporting internal and external audits, creating/revising SOPs and work instructions, and coordinating training assignments.


* Serves as a mentor for the Quality team, when necessary, to assist in developing Quality Engineering skills.


* Support design and development projects including but not limited to risk analysis activities (design and process FMEAs), verification and validation activities, acceptance criteria and inspection methods, product labeling and specifications, and review of Design History File.


* Support and maintain device production and distribution activities.


* Support and participate in Corrective and Preventive Action activities.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in an engineering or life science discipline is preferred.


* Minimum of 3 years working in an FDA regulated environment optimal (Minimum of 1 year required).


* Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience operating as a Quality Engineer in a highly regulated manufacturing environment or equivalent experience required.


* Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills, including previous experience in procedure, protocol and report writing required.


* Some travel will be required (less than 5%)


* Some extended workdays may be required.




* Knowledge of ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820, 93/42/EEC Medical Devices Directive, EU Regulation 2017/745, SOR 98/282, Canadian Medical Device Regulations, 21 CFR Part 11, ISO 14971, ISO 11135, ISO 10993-1, ISO 11607 and other medical device industry US and international standards.


* Experience with risk analysis and reliability engineering techniques.  


* Ensure compliance to standards, regulations, and Company procedures.


* Identify and facilitate process and SOP improvements within the Quality System, embracing a culture of continuous improvement.


 * Advanced Microsoft software skills including sophisticated Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills preferred.  Access, Visio, database and statistical analysis software experience optimal.


* ASQ CQA and/or CQE a plus.

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) || Missouri (US-MO) || St. Louis || 

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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