R&D Engineer II

Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita




R&D Engineer II


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 R&D Engineer II, you will use skills related to design and development of medical device components and fixtures as part of a cross-functional team.



  • Create Solidworks models, drawings and assemblies
  • Build functional prototypes for device development
  • Perform engineering testing
  • Debug via root cause analysis
  • Investigate new tooling, materials, manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Research and qualify new suppliers and vendors
  • Complete documentation of design efforts for the Design History File
  • Develop, update, and peer-review engineering documents such as instructions, drawings, test procedures, and reports
  • Collaborate with tooling design teams (MIM, Stamping, Molding, etc.)

Position Requirements


  • 1-2 years of relevant engineering work experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent) 
  • Experience with CAD modeling and drafting (i.e. Solid Works)
  • Experience with working hands-on to create prototypes
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Excellent technical writing
  • Ability to understand, analyze, and troubleshoot complex systems
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work and generate solutions independently
  • Effective oral and written communication skills




Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the medical device industry
  • Understanding of manufacturing and quality standards, including FDA regulations and ISO quality systems
  • Experience with software such as Netweaver / Product Life-Cycle Management
  • Experience with Minitab or statistical analysis software
  • Experience with leading a team or project
  • Excellent organization, communication, and documentation skills


  • Training and mentorship with ongoing learning and development courses
  • On-campus wellness activities
  • Comprehensive medical and dental and vision coverage
  • Education reimbursement program
  • 401(k) program with discretionary employer match
  • Generous vacation accrual and paid holiday schedule


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