Operations Associate

US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita
Requisition ID
Operations and Development Support


Applied Medical, a progressive medical device developer, manufacturer, and distributor, invites exceptional individuals to pursue careers in our innovative organization.  If you would like to be a part of one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the medical device industry, then Applied Medical is the place for you.  Applied’s team members enjoy an environment that allows opportunity for growth and choice in individual career paths as team members develop their skills, training and business knowledge.  Our common goal of improving healthcare through meeting the needs of clinicians and patients is achieved through the dynamics of our team and its universal dedication to improved patient outcomes.

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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