• Metal Injection Molding Specialist

    Position Location US-CA-Lake Forest
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    Applied Medical is a new generation medical device company with a proven business model and commitment to innovation that has fueled our rapid business growth and expansion. Applied Medical has been developing and manufacturing advanced surgical technologies for nearly 30 years, and has earned a strong reputation in healthcare. Our dedication to delivering the highest quality products and unique business positioning provides our team members with the unique ability to contribute in a larger capacity than is possible in typical positions.

    Position Description

    As a Metal Injection Molding Specialist, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

    • Perform root cause analysis for complex issues that may be related to molding, automated machines, equipment, or product/process design
    • Propose and implement corrections and corrective actions
    • Utilize knowledge of mechanical and material properties to design, develop, investigate, and create new components using MIM process
    • Research, integrate and implement new materials, technologies such as insert/over molding, metal injection molding (MIM) and additive manufacturing for process improvements
    • Design, investigate, develop and qualify new products, materials, manufacturing processes, figures, setters, EOATs and equipment
    • Generate documentation for engineering drawings, test protocols, reports, troubleshooting guides, manufacturing instruction and engineering evaluations
    • Perform basic to intermediate troubleshooting of injection molding machines
    • Implement process improvements such as: update injection molding process parameters, perform process efficiency studies for manufacturing, add line expansion, etc.
    • Lead and contribute to different projects across function groups and guide involved team to achieve set goals
    • Manage projects by developing a project schedule, preparing costing, conducting meetings, communicating issues and/or projected progress to management

    Position Requirements

    This position requires the following skills and attributes:

    • 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering or equivalent
    • 4+ years’ experience in metal injection molding processing, metal sintering, casting, design or production fixtures
    • Knowledge of statistical analysis of data, laboratory instrumentation, and laboratory analysis
    • Working knowledge of CAD modeling and drafting (i.e. SolidWorks)
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Self-motivation and ability to multi-task


    The following skills and attributes are preferred:

    • Knowledge of manufacturing processes (machining, turning, plastic forming, sheet metal fabrication, etc.)
    • Experience in a medical device manufacturing organization


    • 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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