Operations Associate

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

Position Description

As an Operations Associate, you will participate in the Operations Leadership Program. This is a hands-on operations management training program designed to develop team members into future leaders within Applied Medical’s operations and manufacturing teams. As an Operations Associate, you will be responsible for working within a cross-functional and collaborative team environment while performing the following activities:

  • Learn about manufacturing operations using a hands-on approach
  • Maintain quality standards and procedures
  • Perform manufacturing cost analysis, shop floor control, material requirements planning, and production scheduling
  • Learn and use SAP ERP Systems
  • Identify and contribute to cost reduction projects
  • Develop capacity plan for current demand and future growth
  • Support company goals

Position Requirements

  • 4-year degree
  • High level of flexibility and adaptability
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • True passion to learn and grow 
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to overcome challenges
  • Possess critical thinking and analytical skills


  • 4 year degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration or Operations Management
  • Leadership experience
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Prior participation in internships and/or extracurricular activities


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


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