Team Lead - Quality Control

US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita


Applied Medical, a progressive medical device developer, manufacturer and distributor, invites exceptional individuals to pursue careers in our innovative organization. If you would like to be a part of one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the medical device field, then Applied Medical is the place for you.  Applied’s team members enjoy an environment that allows opportunity for growth and choice in individual career paths as team members develop their skills, training and business knowledge. Our common goal of improving healthcare through meeting the needs of clinicians and patients is achieved through the dynamics of our team and its universal dedication to improved patient outcomes. 

Position Description

The Team Leader will lead and coordinate the Quality Control (QC) team. As a Team Leader, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Understand and follow Applied Medical's Quality Systems (QS) per training
  • Read, write and speak English
  • Understand and comply with safety rules and company policies
  • Assist with training, implementing, updating, and creating procedures
  • Ensure necessary instructions, tools and equipment are available and calibrated
  • Train and mentor new team members as well as complete performance reviews
  • Actively participate in improvement initiatives to optimize inspections, collect data and participate in other team building and efficiency efforts
  • Participate in ongoing trend analysis in all areas of data collection for the QC team
  • Coordinate, liaise and participate with internal teams to ensure production and engineering requirements are met
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as required

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Analytical, meticulous and detail oriented
  • Assertive and not afraid to ask questions
  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • A customer service oriented attitude
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple projects
  • Knowledgeable of inspection techniques and procedures
  • Ability to read drawings and use measuring instruments to perform QC activities
  • Associate’s degree or at least 2 years of college or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems including QSR and GMP regulations and relevant ISO standards
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on manufacturing or equivalent experience, preferably with medical devices


Applied Medical offers an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical and dental coverage, flexible benefits account, 401(k) and generous holiday and vacation accrual schedules. 


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