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Quality Engineer I

Company: Applied Medical Distribution Corporation
Location: Rancho 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 Quality Engineer I, you will learn and develop skills to support medical device quality through design controls, process validations and documentation as part of a cross-functional team.


Receive guidance to complete the following:

  • Conduct experiments to prove hypotheses
  • Create and validate test methods for design verification and manufacturing inspection testing by using measurement system analysis, gauge R&R and other relevant techniques
  • Implement statistical techniques to determine sample sizes and levels of confidence
  • Implement statistical process controls to monitor validated processes
  • Design engineering test protocols and use a data-driven approach to collect, analyze and summarize data into engineering reports
  • Perform root cause investigations for design and manufacturing
  • Document Non-Conformance Investigations (NCIR)
  • Document and implement Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA)
  • Generate protocols and reports for Installation, Operational and Performance Qualification (IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • Collaborate with design and manufacturing teams to assess device risk profile and failure modes in design (dFMEA) and manufacturing (pFMEA)

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or STEM field or related education and experience
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Experience in the medical device industry (i.e. internships or co-ops)
  • Engineering capstone projects related to medical or surgical devices
  • Experience in process verification and validation procedures
  • Experience with project management tools (i.e. Microsoft Project)
  • Working knowledge of statistics as it applies to verification testing and process control, and previous use of statistical analysis software, such as Minitab
  • Understanding of manufacturing, quality and risk management standards


  • 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 Distribution Corporation, Rancho Santa Margarita , Quality Engineer I, Other , Rancho Santa Margarita, California

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