• Mechanical Engineer Automation

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


    • Design and troubleshoot complex automated systems consisting of a wide variety of electro-mechanical components including sensors, safety components, pneumatics, drive systems, etc.
    • Perform a variety of engineering tasks including the planning, designing, building, and troubleshooting of fixtures and automated equipment
    • Evaluate machine feasibility using return on investment calculations, machine costs, prototype testing results, and other appropriate engineering tools such as 3D CAD, risk analysis and FMEA
    • Generate and review 3D CAD drawings and models using SolidWorks
    • Perform design of experiments to determine optimal equipment parameters
    • Write maintenance manuals, manufacturing and calibration instructions, and qualification protocols and reports for new and existing equipment


    These activities must be carried out in accordance with all relevant standards as called out in the applicable SOPs and the Applied Quality Manual.

    Position Requirements

    This position requires the following skills and attributes:

    • 4 year degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related field
    • Experience with designing and upgrading automated equipment, working in a team environment, and working on multiple projects at once
    • Knowledge of machining and assembly tools, equipment, and techniques
    • Experience with a solid-molding CAD software package such as SolidWorks, CATIA, or Pro/ENGINEER
    • Strong communication skills
    • Knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, and electronic devices commonly used in automated equipment


    The following skills and attributes are preferred:

    • 3+years of experience designing and testing electro-mechanical and pneumatic systems
    • Experience designing industrial or manufacturing automated systems
    • Experience using machining and assembly tools and techniques
    • Experience with SolidWorks, PDM, and SAP/PLM
    • Ability to work directly with vendors to specify, source and integrate machine components
    • Experience with getting project definition from customers and meeting their needs
    • Working knowledge of industrial pneumatics and sensors
    • A strong analytical ability capable of understanding complex systems with multiple variables
    • Understanding of GD&T, tolerance stack up and manufacturing processes for precision machined parts


    • 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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