Olympus America Inc. Lead Endoscope Technician in San Jose, California

Job Description

San Jose, CA - The Lead Endoscope Technician will assist the Production Supervisor achieve output goals for a specific repair line. The incumbent is responsible for leading, directing, reviewing and approving the work of the technicians while also repairing and/or inspecting endoscopes. He/She will need to be proactive in taking independent action and have a high degree of initiative to resolve issues. EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Job Duties:

  • Evaluate, troubleshoot, disassemble, assemble, repair and/or inspect Endoscopes to assure proper function.

  • Lead team to accomplish throughput targets by distributing service orders amongst technicians.

  • Inspect and perform repair tasks on complex service orders.

  • Troubleshoot product and direct line technicians on proper repair methods.

  • Assess the quality and productivity of repair line and coordinate improvement activities.

  • Research, communicate and assist in resolving process issues with supervisors and engineering.

  • Ensure technicians accurately complete all service records, flash reports and Discrepancy Material Non-Conformance reports.

  • Conduct and support process audits to maintain and improve quality standards.

  • Facilitate and coordinate on the job training for line technicians.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years "Lead" or "Supervisor" experience in an production/manufacturing environment is required; or a minimum of 5 years experience as an internal Endoscope Technician II is required.

  • Ability to perform multiple endoscope repair tasks is essential.

  • Must be skilled in teambuilding, goal achievement and motivation.

  • Proficient knowledge of production techniques for Work in Process management is preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of quality concepts and quality improvement techniques is desired.

  • Basic knowledge of parts acquisition and inventory control is necessary.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential.

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills are preferred.

  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks to technicians to meet goals is a plus.

  • Ability to develop and motivate a team is essential.

  • Planning and organization skills are a must.

  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.

Auto req ID 2437BR

Posting Title Lead Endoscope Technician

Company URL Olympus America Inc at http://www.olympusamerica.com/

About Us Olympus America, Inc. with headquarters in Center Valley, PA is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in health care and life science products throughout North America. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include: gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products; advanced clinical and research microscopes. Olympus America Inc at http://www.olympusamerica.com/

Posting Locations California, San Jose

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.