Mold Designer

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 Mold Designer you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Design injection molds according to verbal instructions and Engineering drawings
  • Comply with QSR, ISO, SOP's work rules and safety guidelines
  • Meet schedules and maintain quality standards
  • Understand, Mold Design/Engineering instructions, ISO, QSR, work rules and safety guidelines
  • Conduct design concept meetings, design review meetings, and kick-off meetings with shop personnel and the engineering team
  • Interface with mold shop, programming, quality control inspection, coworkers and upper management in order to maintain open communication
  • Insist that team members follow: Safety rules, manufacturing instruction, work rules and other manufacturing guidelines
  • Communicate with Engineering, coworkers and Manager/Director to maintain team concept
  • Work with design team and Mold Design Supervisor daily to meet very tight deadlines and maintain the production schedule
  • Maintain open communication with mold shop, programmers, quality control and planning
  • 100% support of the Mold Makers, Programmers and department Supervisors on a daily basis
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • 3 years or more of work experience related to mold design
  • Minimum of a high school graduate
  • Must have an above average understanding of Mathematics and a strong mechanical aptitude
  • Must have working knowledge of CAD software, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must possess working knowledge of MI's, QSR, ISO, SOP's work rules and safety guidelines
  • Must read, write and speak in English
  • Must have strong verbal communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Must possess a technical and hands-on approach to problem solving


The following skills and attributes are preferred:

  • Strong SolidWorks skills are a plus
  • Medical manufacturing experience helpful but not required
  • Machine shop experience preferred but not required
  • Certificate from any technical training institution or college a plus


  • 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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