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Senior Product Development Engineer (Research & Development)

Bartlett, TN - The Sr. Product Development Engineer will be responsible for the design, development and management of new and existing ENT products.  The incumbent will act as a technical consultant as needed to other departments, customers, and sales people. EOE M/F/D/V

* Design and develop new products.

* Translate user requirements into product specifications.

* Prepare product specifications including materials, functional characteristics, processes, quality control procedures, etc.

* Collect and maintain applicable technical, clinical, and commercial literature relating to the background and development of specific products or procedures.

* Establish appropriate test protocols for product verifications and validations. 

* Initiate and review applicable product testing and product evaluations.

* Plan and schedule all assigned projects.

* Keep abreast of new developments, materials, or processes which can be used to improve the function or production of products.

* Consult with upstream marketing and clinicians, when necessary, to facilitate proper design of new or modified products.

* Initiate the preparation of prototype and production prints, and acts as a consultant during their preparation.

* Consult with other departments such as purchasing, manufacturing, and upstream marketing to obtain services or information pertinent to functional needs.

* Manage, direct and support vendors involved in product development and ongoing production.

* Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.

* Investigate critical product/process engineering problems on demand.

* Help prepare and act as a consultant to marketing on technical brochures, training programs, and technical presentations to customers or the sales force.

* Follow GMP, FDA, ISO, and Gyrus operational procedures.

* Work directly with manufacturing engineering in fabrication of prototypes for new products. 

* Work with manufacturing personnel in implementation of new products. 

* Work with marketing on design of new products.

* Perform other related duties as assigned.


* A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required or relevant experience is required, A Master’s Degree is preferred. 

* Prefer at least five (5) years of product development experience in medical product development and/or electro mechanical device development. 

* Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

* Must be proficient in the design of parts utilizing injection and insert molding, extrusion, stamping, wire EDM and CNC machining.

* Must have understanding of the design, development, and tolerancing of complex systems.

* Experience in the design of durable, complex medical products with continued exposure to the autoclave environment is a plus.

* Proficient in the design of test fixtures for the qualification, performance and verification / validation tests of new and existing products will be required.

* Must have experience in the design and development of products subject to domestic and international standards (ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC60601 etc).

* Must be comfortable leading multidisciplinary teams in bringing a project from conception through market release and follow a project from inception to full production.

* Must be proficient in the use of CAD (Solid Works preferred) to create models for use in design, prototyping, and developing medical devices.

* Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and Project is required.

* Working knowledge of CAE programs (mechanical FEA / CFD) is a plus.

* Most often interacts with marketing, quality assurance, regulatory and manufacturing, but will also intract with almost every other department in the company.

* Extensive contact with customers, consultants, and vendors is necessary.

* Domestic and International Travel will be required. 5% to 10%.

 The following physical demands are required:

     -Lift/Carry 25 lbs

     -Microscope/Fine close work 8 hours a day

     -Vision requirements correctable to 20/20 vision

     -Stand/Sit/Walk 8 hours a day

     -Dexterity required


Olympus has roots in innovation, healthcare, and service to humanity that go back nearly a century. Our first product was a microscope, introduced in Japan in 1920. Since then, we have carried forward that heritage of optical excellence. Olympus and its people approach designing professional-level cameras, precision healthcare solutions, and life science and industrial instrument with the same philosophy and commitment to perfection. At Olympus Corporation of the Americas, we view our customers – from the Arctic to Argentina, and from world-renowned medical professionals to manufacturing engineers to active, artistic photographers – as people with whom we hope to have relationships that will last for decades. Our job is to help our customers expand their frontiers – to see more, understand more, enjoy more, and accomplish more than they ever could before. We created the first 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, the first all-digital SLR camera system, and in 2009, we introduced the small, light Micro Four Thirds™ PEN® camera series that provides users with the ability to create art quality images and high-definition videos with high fidelity linear sound. Olympus also created the first camera that allowed doctors to look inside the human body, and we continue to introduce life altering imaging technologies for healthcare professionals. Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas: Cameras and Audio Products, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments, Life Science Imaging Systems and Medical and Surgical Products. Our focus is on enhancing people's lives every day. We are a company committed to helping people enjoy the continuum of life. Our relationship with our shareholders, customers, employees and business partners is at the center of everything we do.

In every aspect of our work, from product development and social responsibility to relationships with customers, partners, suppliers, and employees, Olympus stresses our connection to society. At Olympus, we help strengthen clients' enterprises through our employees' knowledge, integrity, responsiveness, and dedication. Olympus employees are engaged in purposeful work, and operate according to a shared and deep conviction that by offering the best solutions, we create value for our customers, shareholders, and other employees. Our employees' collective focus is expressed through world-class products and a legacy of providing innovative technology and solutions. Olympus explicitly recognizes that employees are among the most important assets of the company, and the investment we make in attracting, training, and retaining the best people throughout the Americas is fundamental to our current success and future growth. We strive to ensure that employees are full partners in the business of creating and delivering value for our customers. We are committed to providing ongoing staff development and training, and to continuously growing our capabilities to serve customers by providing access to the skills and tools employees need to work efficiently and effectively. We also work collectively to map out clear career paths to help ensure employee retention and to attract world-class talent interested in pursuing careers with our company.

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  • Job Title: Senior Product Development Engineer (Research & Development)
  • Company: Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Contact: Not Available
  • Location: Bartlett, TN 38133 (map it!Map it!)
  • Base Pay: N/A
  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Industry: Medical Equipment
  • Manages Others: Not Specified
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Req'd Education: Not Specified
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