Olympus America Inc. Medical Device Program Engineer in Redmond, Washington

Job Description

The Program Engineer will use their engineering knowledge, skills and experience to design and develop innovative medical devices, develop departmental systems to ensure efficient operations, manage complex projects and generate high value intellectual property. In addition, the incumbent will support other departments as needed to execute the company’s strategic plans.

While being part of a leading global organization, ORA offers a small, casual, friendly, innovative and collaborative work environment. It’s a nice place to come to work every day! In addition, employees receive a terrific benefits package that currently includes medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability and AD&D insurance; annual bonuses; flexible spending accounts, generous 401k matching; sick, vacation and holiday pay; tuition assistance; access to the Olympus company store; and free parking.

EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Job Duties:

  • Conduct engineering testing.

  • Build prototypes and test samples.

  • Effectively use engineering tools, such as 3D modeling, statistical software and FEA in their daily work.

  • Take responsible for multi-disciplinary project teams and be capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Maintain responsibility for all aspects of a medical device or medical device system’s design.

  • Conduct independent engineering analysis (e.g. tolerance stack) on components and systems.

  • Originate, update and edit engineering drawings, work instructions, protocols, reports and specifications.

  • Support regulatory filings.

  • Maintain responsibilty for answering engineering related regulatory questions.

  • Support and lead the creation of intellectual property. This will include review of internal and external IP (primarily patents). Selection of component suppliers.

  • Act as the technical contact with outside suppliers for custom components.

  • Visualize, create and implement department and cross-department systems that improve efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Actively mentor and train other engineers.

  • Perform all other essential duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or related field required; Master's Degree or other advanced degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of 8 years engineering experience working as an mechanical engineer in a product development environment is required.

  • Minimum of 2 years working in a highly regulated environment is highly preferred.

  • Engineering principals ISO certification and FDA compliance is desired.

  • Machine/prototyping/fabrication methods experience is desired.

  • Experience with designing, analyzing, prototyping, building, testing, and documenting is essential.

  • Mechanical drawing and use of CAD software experience is necessary.

  • SolidWorks experience is preferred.

  • Realistic scheduling and observance of deadlines is necessary.

  • Ability to apply engineering principles to methodically solve technical challenges is desired.

  • Must be able to work under pressure with multiple priorities.

  • Must be able to maintain accurate written records and documentation.

  • Proven record of consistently following through on commitments is essential.

  • Must be able to maintain and communicate realistic schedules and meets or beats deadlines.

  • Must have service oriented approach, flexible and proactive towards changing needs.

  • Must be exceptionally team focused and actively contributes to a positive and innovative work environment.

  • Must have ability to work precisely according to procedures, rules and regulations, have a passion for continuous improvement and quality.

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint is necessary.

  • Microsoft Visio skills are desired.

  • Superior writing, composition, English grammar skills are essential.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the highest ethical standards, actively promotes trust, respect and integrity in all dealings both inside and outside the Company.

Supervisor Responsibilities

Multiple engineers and Interns

Auto req ID 2430BR

Posting Title Medical Device Program Engineer

Company URL Olympus Respiratory at http://www.olympusrespiratory.com/

About Us The team at Olympus Respiratory America designs, manufactures and markets diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices that complement the Olympus bronchoscopic and endoscopic platforms. Our mission is to advance the standard of care for physicians treating diseases though innovative, clinically driven, high value products. Olympus Respiratory is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the high-tech hub of Redmond, Washington. Our organization has established itself as a center for engineering excellence within Olympus: We enjoy working in a small, innovative collaborative environment with the added advantage of being supported by a global technology-driven organization. We are continuing to build a team committed to a common mission and motivated by the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of others.

Posting Locations Washington, Redmond

Olympus is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification.