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Metallurgical Engineer

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

Job Description:

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Metallurgical Engineer

Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita


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 more than 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 ability to contribute in a larger capacity than is possible in typical positions.

Position Description

As a Metallurgical Engineer, responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Developing solutions and improvements for metallurgical components, processes and manufacturing systems
  • Serving as the technical advisor to Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and suppliers for product and process issues for various teams
  • Exercising good judgment in planning, organizing, performing and coordinating engineering projects
  • Developing and updating Engineering documents such as Manufacturing Instructions, Drawings and Test Methods
  • Developing and implementing design and process improvements and monitoring effectiveness
  • Designing, investigating and developing new components, materials, manufacturing processes, fixtures and equipment
  • Identifying critical areas in the product or process and developing and updating FMEA documents
  • Leading and contributing to different projects across functional groups and guide involved team to achieve set goals
  • Interface with machine and tool shops for design and fabrication of new tooling
  • Leading department research for supplies, equipment, tooling and other materials
  • Supporting Engineering, Manufacturing and R&D Activities as well as new product launches

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering Metallurgy, Material Science or related field
  • 5-7 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • In-depth understanding of metallurgical properties and composition as well as related heat treatment processes
  • Strong understanding of mechanical concepts: Advanced manufacturing processes (MIM, heat treating, surface engineering & finishing, CNC Milling, grinding), mechanical and material stress analysis, designing for manufacturability, advanced 3D design work (preferably in SolidWorks), thermodynamics
  • Strong understanding of materials concepts: Metal injection molding (via experience), metal granular structure, component metrology, metallurgy, material phase diagrams, material micro-structures, crystallography, material properties and effects (mechanical/electrical/thermal/magnetic), mechanical testing, designing with composites, metal alloys
  • Ability to set up and optimize sintering programs for MIM components
  • Awareness of industry standards and process tests for quality inspections
  • Ability to apply and have a strong understanding of materials and mechanical engineering concepts
  • Experience using analytical techniques for the evaluation and solution of technical problems
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, positive attitude, highly self-motivated, organizational skills and team player


This following skills and attributes are preferred:

  • Masters degree or relevant work experience
  • Experience with medical device manufacturing


  • 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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