• Automation Controls Engineer

    Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita
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    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 Automation Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

    • Design and draft electrical pneumatic schematics and diagrams
    • Develop and maintain Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems
    • Develop and maintain Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems
    • Design and draft electrical panel layouts for automation equipment
    • Maintain an inventory of electrical components utilized in automation control systems
    • Support mechanical design engineers with R&D control systems
    • Provide detailed machine operation instructions
    • Develop and maintain a software lifecycle in a regulated environment

    Position Requirements

    This position requires the following skills and attributes:

    • Experience in electrical and pneumatic schematic design
    • Experience in HMI and PLC programming
    • Understanding of electrical assembly and wiring
    • Knowledge of electrical safety standards
    • Willingness to learn and grow


    • 4 year degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering
    • Experience in PLC ladder logic programming


    • 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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