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Machine Operator

Req ID:  1980

Working Location: Massachusetts, Boston 

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 Machinist's work includes assignment planning, layout, set up, operating and making tool adjustments for various types of manual machine shop equipment. They work from blueprints process sheets and sketches to perform production tasks which may include the cutting and shaping of metals and plastics to precision dimensions. The successful candidate may communicate directly with engineers to understand the purpose of a part assembly. They check and inspect machining operations against specified tolerances. The Machinest may identify and repair minor machine malfunctions.


On the job training is available.  We are willing to train candidates with limited experience. Olympus has Excellent Benefits and Bonus Opportunities! 

Job Duties

* Acquire all established health and safety rules.


* Acquire job skills and learn company policies and procedures to complete assigned tasks and adherence to production plan schedules while producing high quality products to standards.


* Act as a champion of the company's Lean and Continuous Improvement programs.


* Complete work orders on schedule to ensure a constant flow of finished product to support customer service levels.


* Advise management of adverse manufacturing and/or equipment conditions and issues that are affecting production and /or safety.


* Operate machinery and precision measurement equipment to manufacture molded parts and materials used in the production of ultrasound transducers.


* Identify overdue or potentially overdue work orders and alert managers. Adhere to all established health and safety rules. Notify manager of all NCM (non-conforming material).


* Constantly review current manufacturing processes to identify opportunities for improvement.


* Recommend changes to eliminate waste and to promote cost reductions without sacrificing quality.


* Identify and report all adverse conditions of the facility to management.


* This position will act as a liaison to Manufacturing Operations Evaluation of performance will be based on ability to: Produce quality products in accordance to standards.


* Meet established standard times for standard operations.



* Follow work order activities established via manufacturing reports.


* Accurately record labor time to all work order operations into the MRP system.


* Participate in the company's Lean and Continuous Improvement programs.


* Maintain work area 5S standards.


* Work with Team members with mutual respect and understanding.

Job Requirements



* High School Degree or Equivalent.


* Minimum of 1 year of related experience.




* Experience working in a lean manufacturing environment a plus.


* Experience working with Manual lathes Mills and Presses a definite plus.


* Have good manual dexterity.


* Computer skills and literacy a plus.


* Strong attention to detail.


* Ability to manage multiple priorities and multiple tasks simultaneously.


* Strong verbal communication skills.


* Enjoy contributing to a diverse manufacturing group.

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) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Waltham || 

Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

Job Segment: Machinist, Equipment Operator, Industrial, Manufacturing

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