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R&D Engineering Co-Op (July - Dec 2023, Full time)

Req ID:  5728



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

We are currently looking for a co-op to join our R&D Shared Services Engineering team in our Westborough, MA office. This program will run from July 2023 through December 2023. This is a full-time opportunity involving 35-40 hours per week. This position requires on-site work. While onsite, this co-op will follow all applicable COVID-19 work safety guidelines. 

The R&D Engineering Co-op is responsible for supporting engineering projects and lab operations for both the New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering teams.   Specifically, the R&D Engineering Co-op will provide testing support for all projects assigned, and ensure test data and observations are accurately reported, ensure traceability of test samples, and assist the Engineering team as needed. The R&D Engineering Co-op may also support lab operations, and assist with the maintenance of equipment (e.g., calibration, etc.), ensure the lab (and lab practices) are safe, ensures the lab is compliant with applicable SOP’s and Policy’s and ensure the lab is clean/organized. As the R&D Engineering Co-op will be involved with the testing efforts required to establish device quality and performance, it is critically important that the R&D Engineering Co-op is attentive to detail, complies with test methods and Standard Operating Procedures, and accurately records data & observations.


Experiences that grow you—and your career.

Job Duties

As an Olympus co-op, you will work with a department on projects related to your area of interest or study.  You will contribute to our mission by helping your department complete key projects.

Potential duties will include:

  • Support 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.  Ensures compliance with testing protocols, test methods, and/or standards.
  • 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.
  • Capable of collaborating with other laboratory resources
  • Capable of working closely with Senior technicians and Engineers to efficiently plan their time and advancing their testing efforts / responsibilities.
  • Seeks to understand and if possible, improve test methods and practices.
  • Able to read and interpret test methods with high attention to detail.
  • Capable of working on a team with a willingness to help or support other efforts.
  • All additional duties as directed.

Job Requirements


* Must be enrolled in a full time undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited 4-year institution.

* Must complete freshman year before the internship begins and graduate after the internship ends.

* Must not now or in the future require immigration-related sponsorship.** 

**Olympus policy is not to provide immigration-related sponsorship for internships, Fellows programs and other entry-level roles that are fed by the internship program. Accordingly, Olympus discourages applicants for such positions who will, either now or in the future, require Olympus sponsorship in order to obtain or maintain lawful employment authorization.

* Must possess excellent analytical and organizational skills.

* Must be proficient and have practical knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

* Must be able to work well within a team and independently at times with limited guidance.



* Preferred fields of study include Manufacturing, Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering, or related science degree.

* Previous technical / lab experience

* Capable of being trained on and operating testing equipment with strict adhesion to test methods required.

* 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 a plus.

* 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.

* Capable of maintaining control of test samples (i.e., labelling all product appropriately) is mandatory.

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 requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


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) || Westborough || 

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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