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Senior R&D Technician

Req ID:  6348


Workplace Flexibility: Hybrid

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.


Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.


Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View


We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

The Senior Technician is responsible for supporting engineering projects and lab operations for both the New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering teams. Specifically, the Sr. Technician will be a collaborative partner with the engineering team and provide testing support, accurately report test data and observations, ensure traceability of test samples, and assist in the development of test methods as needed. To support lab operations, the Sr. Technician will support in ensuring equipment is well maintained (e.g., calibration, scheduling maintenance, etc.), the lab (and lab practices) are safe, provide guidance and assistance to other technicians as needed, ensures the lab is compliant with applicable SOP’s and Policy’s and is clean/organized. As the Sr. Technician will be integral to the testing efforts required to establish device quality and performance, it is critically important that the Sr. Technician maintains an accurate Laboratory Notebook, is attentive to detail, complies with test methods and Standard Operating Procedures, and accurately records data & observations.

Job Duties

* Responsible for executing 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. Maintains a well-organized / accurate Laboratory Notebook in accordance with applicable SOP’s, and ensures compliance with testing protocols, test methods, and/or standards.


* Diligently advances their testing efforts / responsibilities while consistently seeking improvements to efficiency and quality.


* 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 to ensure efficient use of testing equipment and alignment with project priorities.


* Capable of efficiently planning their own time and advancing their testing efforts / responsibilities.


* Consistently seeks improvements to test methods and practices


* Able to read and interpret industry test standards 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



* High school degree required, college level studies highly preferred.


* Minimum years of experience: 5 years experience with HS Degree/GED, 4 years experience with Associate’s Degree, 2 years experience with Bachelor’s Degree


*  Capable of operating testing equipment with strict adhesion to test methods required.


* Ability to observe tests in progress and ascertain if abnormalities with the test samples or issues / external influences are affecting the test results.


* 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. 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.


* Ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and concisely.


* Capable of ideating / envisioning test methods and test systems which could be employed to gather desired test data. Capable of working with and/or overseeing internal/external resources commissioned to build new testing fixtures and/or apparatus.




* Proficient in Microsoft Windows Office applications including MS Outlook (email) and MS Excel.


* Knowledge of common manufacturing methodologies, technologies, and materials, is preferred.


* Capable of applying good judgement to ensure a safe working environment. Capable of maintaining control of test samples (i.e., labelling all product appropriately) is mandatory.


* Must have a professional, collaborative, and supportive attitude focused on producing high quality work and jumping in to help on all efforts.


* Ideal candidates will also comprise the desire to continuously improve their capabilities and their understanding / knowledge of our products and applicable test methodologies (e.g., International Standards, FDA testing guidance, etc.).


* Must be able to collaborative and work well with others. Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


* Must be able to maintain organization of project tasks and advance efforts on multiple projects in parallel.


* Must be able to work and manage time efficiently. Must be able to work in a professional open-space environment without distracting others. Must have a positive attitude and capable of accomplishing efforts in a timely manner and with high quality.



Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks
  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center**

*US Only

**Limited locations


We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at

About us:

Our 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 costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America.  For more information, visit


Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.


Let’s realize your potential, together.

Olympus requires all US 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.


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

Job Segment: R&D Engineer, Maintenance, Engineer, Technician, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology

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