Associate Automation Engineer

US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita





Associate Automation 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 an Associate Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:


  • Design and troubleshoot small fixtures, prototypes and simple machines consisting of a wide variety of electro-mechanical components, including sensors, safety components, pneumatics, drive systems, etc.
  • Assist with the design and troubleshooting of complex automated equipment
  • Design and troubleshoot modifications to complex automated equipment
  • Update and review of 3D CAD drawings and models using SolidWorks and updating bill of materials using Excel
  • Assist with performing design of experiments to determine optimal equipment parameters
  • Write and update maintenance manuals, manufacturing and calibration instructions, and qualification protocols and reports for new and existing equipment

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:


  • Experience with designing and upgrading automated equipment, working in a team environment and working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of machining and assembly tools, equipment and techniques
  • Experience with a solid-molding CAD software package such as CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER or SolidWorks
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic and electronic devices commonly used in automated equipment


The following skills and attributes are preferred:


  • 2 year degree or equivalent in a technical discipline
  • 3+ years of experience assembling and testing electro-mechanical and pneumatic systems
  • Experience troubleshooting industrial or manufacturing automated systems
  • Experience using machine shop equipment and assembly tools and techniques
  • Experience with SolidWorks, PDM and SAP/PLM
  • Experience with getting project directions and meeting needs
  • Working knowledge of industrial pneumatics and sensors
  • Strong analytical ability capable of understanding complex systems with multiple variables
  • Understanding of GD&T, tolerance stack up and manufacturing processes for precision machined parts


  • 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 holiday and vacation accrual


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