• Design Engineer III

    Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita
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    Design Engineer III



    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 Design Engineer III, you will design and develop medical device components, assemblies and fixtures within the framework of a cross-functional team.


    • Create SolidWorks models, drawings and assemblies
    • Build functional prototypes for device development
    • Perform and oversee engineering testing as required
    • Perform root cause analysis on component and product failures, and implement corrective actions in order to improve products and processes
    • Complete documentation of design efforts for the Design History File
    • Investigate new tooling, materials, manufacturing processes, and technologies
    • Research and qualify new suppliers and vendors
    • Learn about clinical needs and relevant surgical procedures to interpret users’ needs in order to create relevant design requirements and specifications
    • Develop, update and review engineering documents such as instructions, drawings, test procedures, and reports for accuracy and compliance
    • Provide feedback to improve components, assemblies and fixtures in design reviews
    • Teach, guide and mentor other team members in your areas of expertise to help with technical development

    Position Requirements

    • 3-5 years of relevant engineering work experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent) 
    • Experience with CAD modeling and drafting (i.e. SolidWorks)
    • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Experience with working hands-on to create prototypes
    • Excellent organization, communication and technical writing skills
    • Ability to understand, analyze and troubleshoot complex systems
    • Ability to develop innovative solutions to complex problems
    • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
    • Ability to work and generate solutions independently


    • Experience in the medical device industry
    • Knowledge of surgical procedures and clinical needs
    • Understanding of manufacturing and quality standards, including FDA regulations and ISO quality systems
    • Exposure to FMEA and Test Method Validation
    • Experience with software such as NetWeaver/Product Lifecycle Management
    • Experience with Minitab or other statistical analysis software
    • Experience with leading teams or projects


    • 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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