Lead Engineer

US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita




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

  • Investigate and develop new tooling, 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
  • May be responsible for direct supervision of engineers, associate engineers and/or technicians
  • Maintain project plans and create realistic timetables for milestone completion
  • Ability to identify project critical paths in order to define project priorities and manage resources
  • Develop contingency plans for alternative projects paths as necessary

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Biomechanical, and/or Biomedical Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience
  • Previous experience in team supervision of Engineers, Associates or equivalent
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes including, but not limited to, machining, injection molding, extrusion, and sheet metal stamping
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively present information
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and work in cross-functional teams
  • Able to work independently and with minimal guidance
  • Experience with Microsoft’s Visio, Project, Word, Excel, and Outlook programs



The following skills and attributes are preferred, but are not required:

  • Experience in the medical device field
  • Experience with development, analysis, evaluation, and testing of medical systems
  • Understanding of manufacturing and quality standards


Additional File Upload (Optional)

Applicants are requested to provide documents that exemplify their work. Below are the requirements for document upload:

  • Accepted file types include: DOCX, PDF, PPT, XLS, CSV, Image, Text, and MSG
  • Relevant project documents may include schematics, drawings, 3D models, pictures, code, reports or other applicable documentation that would help show abilities and previous efforts


  • 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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