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Assembler II

Req ID:  2565


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 Assembler II supports Manufacturing Operations by assembling high-quality, small format medical devices in accordance with established procedures and in support of the production schedule.  An Assembler II is also expected to assist with training less experienced assemblers.

Job Duties

* Interacts, primarily, with varying levels of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Research team members. 


* May interact with external customer contacts including participating in tours by visitors, including VIPs, and may be questioned and/or observed during audits.

* Assembles components into medical devices in accordance with approved manufacturing procedures.


* Assembly may be in clean rooms, and may involve assembly of miniature components under a microscope.

* Performs in-process quality checks on sub-assemblies and finished product. 


* Utilizes small hand tools, calibrated instruments, measurement equipment, microscopes, and custom fixtures, tools and assembly aids.

* Participates in meetings as required.

* Works collaboratively with engineers and technicians to resolve process issues and suggests improvements on an ongoing basis.

* Maintains clean room integrity by using proper attire and adherence to clean room environment practices and procedures.

* Maintains accurate and timely records/documentation related to quality, work in progress, test results, labor (e.g. timecards) and special projects.

* Strictly adheres to general safety rules, manufacturing procedures, company policies and procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, and FDA regulations.

* Fulfills assembly requests for prototypes against verbal or written instructions as required.

* Performs other miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned.

* Train other assemblers on a wide range of tasks.

Job Requirements



* High School diploma or equivalent preferred.


* Minimum 3+ years related experience in the assembly of small format medical devices or equivalent experience in a regulated environment with an aerospace or military contractor working on small-format products required.


* Experience in operating and maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment.

* Familiar with the operation of basic computer programs, including ability to electronically enter and format data.

* Basic math skills required.

* High level attention to details and willingness to learn

* Knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes required.

* Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity required.

* Must have good verbal and written communication skills: Ability to read, write, and comprehend English required.

* Proven ability to read and work from engineering drawings, written procedures and verbal instructions.

* Familiarity with lab notebooks and keeping accurate records.

* Ability to work productively in a collaborative, team environment.

* Easily adapts to dynamic, challenging job responsibilities.

* A proven record of consistently following through on commitments.


* Maintains and communicates realistic schedules and meets or beats deadlines.

* Service oriented approach, flexible and proactive towards changing needs.


* Exceptionally team focused and actively contributes to a positive and innovative work environment.

* Ability to work overtime, including evenings and weekends on occasion.   

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 has manufactured microscopes since the company’s founding in 1919. Today, Olympus is a leading manufacturer of optical and digital microscope systems for life science solutions. Olympus’ Life Sciences division supplies microscope systems for biological use in clinical, research, and educational 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) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || State College || 

Nearest Major Market: State College

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