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CNC Machine Operations Engineer

Company: Applied Medical
Location: santa margarita
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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 CNC Machine Operations Engineer, you will use skills related to sustaining and improving production manufacturing processes as part of a cross-functional team.

  • Develop and sustain manufacturing processes
  • Debug manufacturing processes and equipment via root cause analysis
  • Run, observe and expedite shop orders
  • Develop and update engineering documents such as process maps, process FMEA, Manufacturing/Quality Instructions, test methods, drawings, and test reports
  • Collaborate with the Production team to identify capabilities and capacity
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team for fixturing design and development, tolerancing, and design for manufacturing
  • Collaborate with tooling design teams (MIM, Stamping, Molding, etc.)
  • Investigate new tooling, materials, manufacturing processes, and technologies
  • Research and qualify new suppliers and vendors

Position Requirements

  • 1-2 years of relevant Engineering work experience
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Experience with computer-aided design (i.e. SolidWorks), spreadsheets, scheduling programs, and word processing
  • Excellent technical writing
  • Experience with Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Working knowledge of a variety of materials and mechanical designs
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Technical aptitude and detail oriented
  • Mechanical/Machining Engineering with 2-3yrs minimum of CNC milling/programming/design


  • 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 Lifecycle Management
  • Experience with Minitab or other statistical analysis software
  • Leadership or project management experience
  • 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

Keywords: Applied Medical, Santa Maria , CNC Machine Operations Engineer, Other , santa margarita, California

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