CNC Technical Manager

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 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 a CNC Manager, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:


  • Manage and provide leadership, direction, and coordination with key stakeholders
  • Ensuring adherence to Applied Quality Systems (QS) including; SOP’s, MI’s, QI’s, TM’s and engineering drawings
  • Identifying and evaluating safety, quality, efficiency and/or team member issues to area leadership
  • Identifying and leading process, machine and program improvement initiatives
  • Participate in the design and development of new products, materials, manufacturing processes, fixtures and equipment
  • Review engineering drawings, shop order operations and sequence to ensure process is able to be followed and adheres to the Quality System
  • Assisting in the implementation of process improvements such as; updated machine parameters, performance studies and capacity analysis
  • Perform troubleshooting of CNC, Swiss Screw, Wire EDM and Stamping manufacturing processes
  • Perform root cause analysis for issues that may be related to machining, automated machines, or product/process design
  • Responsible for capacity planning for present and future growth, mentoring direct reports, and supporting team members in reaching company goals
  • Assign manufacturing work centers, focusing on the cost of manufacturing (such as variances, labor efficiencies and utilization, work center rates and expenses)
  • Control manufacturing expenses and assisting in implementing cost reduction programs
  • Perform all manufacturing and production operations for respective work area in various machine shop work centers, such as CNC Milling, Swiss Screw, and Stamping
  • Leading a team of Machinists, Machine Operators and/or Production Associates team members with scheduling, training, performance evaluations and wage & hour

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • High school graduate, General Education (GED)
  • Certification from any technical training institution of college
  • 5-7 years working in a machine shop, preferably with Makino F5 and Fanuc controls
  • Proven experience managing a team of at least 10 direct reports
  • Experience with general machining and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to develop and troubleshoot machinery, programs and processes
  • Must have strong verbal communication skills and an ability to interface effectively with engineering and leadership about all manufacturing duties, activities and production issues


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with ISO 9001


  • 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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