Mechanical Engineer - Packaging

Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita




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 Mechanical Engineer- Packaging you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Design of product packaging and automated equipment using custom or off the shelf machinery to improve existing manufacturing processes
  • Generate documentation such as drawings, test protocols, reports, and troubleshooting guides, manufacturing instructions
  • Validation and maintenance of equipment
  • Interaction with production staff and other team members
  • Trouble shooting machine functions
  • Manage projects by developing a project schedule, preparing costing, conducting meetings and communicating issues and/or project progress to management

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • SolidWorks 3D modeling experience
  • Knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical devices
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to work independently, resolve issues, and manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Self motivation and ability to multi-task


  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Experience in packaging, medical or pharmaceutical
  • Practical or theoretical experience creating detailed engineering drawings for fabrication and assembly
  • Hands on experience of building automated equipment, electro mechanical equipment or mechanical prototype fixtures
  • Experience with specifying or designing automated equipment
  • Thermoforming or Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) design or manufacturing


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