• Senior Process Engineer

    Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita
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    Senior Process Engineer


    Applied Medical is a rapidly growing, global organization that develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices to more than 75 countries. Our driving purpose is to satisfy the three fundamental healthcare needs: enhanced clinical outcomes, outstanding value and unrestricted choice. For 30 years, Applied Medical has been at the forefront of innovation and technology. As a result of our highly vertically integrated business model, we control all of our processes in-house, from R&D concept to clinical implementation. Applied Medical engineers take a hands-on approach, utilizing in-house cutting-edge technologies, such as automation and robotics, advanced metal processing, injection molding, and rapid prototyping. We invest heavily in R&D, advanced technologies and most importantly – the growth of our team members.                                                                                

    Applied Medical is proud to have a culture firmly grounded in teamwork, collaboration and regulatory compliance, while providing opportunities for growth and choice in individual career paths.

    Position Description

    As a Senior Process Engineer, you will use skills related to sustaining and improving production manufacturing processes as part of a cross-functional team.


    Provide guidance on and complete the following:

    • Lead projects to develop and sustain manufacturing processes
    • Debug manufacturing processes and equipment via root cause analysis
    • Run, observe and expedite shop orders
    • Develop and review engineering documents such as process maps, process FMEA, Manufacturing/Quality Instructions, test methods, drawings, and test reports
    • Investigate materials, manufacturing processes and technologies
    • Research and qualify new suppliers and vendors
    • Review and evaluate non-conforming materials, address customer experience reports, perform root cause analysis, and propose corrective/preventative actions
    • Provide technical guidance to other team members and train as necessary on manufacturing documentation, prototype generation and data analysis
    • Identify project critical paths in order to define project priorities and manage resources
    • Develop contingency plans for alternative project paths as necessary
    • Collaborate with the Production team to identify capabilities and capacity
    • Collaborate with the Engineering team for fixturing and tooling design, tolerancing, and design for manufacturing

    Position Requirements

    This position requires the following skills and attributes:

    • 5+ years of relevant Engineering work experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent) 
    • Extensive experience with manufacturing equipment and processes
    • Extensive experience with computer-aided design (i.e. SolidWorks), spreadsheets, scheduling programs, and word processing
    • Experience with technical writing
    • Experience with Statistical Process Control (SPC)
    • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Knowledgeable about a variety of materials and mechanical designs
    • Ability to effectively manage projects and work in cross-functional teams
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively present information
    • Technical aptitude and detail oriented 


    • Experience in the medical device industry
    • Understanding of manufacturing and quality standards, including FDA regulations and ISO quality systems
    • Experience with software such as NetWeaver/Product Lifecycle Management
    • Experience with Minitab or other statistical analysis software


    • Training and mentorship with ongoing learning and development courses
    • On-campus wellness activities
    • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
    • Education reimbursement program
    • 401(k) program with employer match
    • Generous vacation accrual and paid holiday schedule


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