Manufacturing - Operations Associate

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. We have been developing and manufacturing advanced surgical technologies for nearly 30 years, and have earned a strong reputation in healthcare. 


Our vertically integrated business model provides opportunities for growth and development for those seeking a dynamic, hands-on career in operations and manufacturing. If you believe you may be a good fit for this role, take a look at the video below to see our various production and cleanroom environments.



As an Operations Associate, you will participate in our Operations Leadership Program. The training structure is designed to develop future leaders for Applied’s operations and manufacturing teams. You will be trained on a variety of topics, including process improvements, good manufacturing practices, communication and leadership skills, among others. After the program is over, you will have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve learned in a designated manufacturing area.

Position Description

As an Operations Associate, you will be responsible for learning and contributing in a cross-functional team environment while performing the following responsibilities:

  • Learn about manufacturing operations by shadowing the different manufacturing plants and roles within production
  • Complete on- the job training and training workshops
  • Learn and use SAP management systems (ERP/MRP)
  • Perform manufacturing cost analyses, shop floor control, material requirements planning and production scheduling
  • Identify and contribute to process improvement projects
  • Develop capacity plans for current and future resource needs
  • Train and shadow on the responsibilities of a Production Supervisor 

Position Requirements

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Curiosity and interest in an operations and manufacturing career
  • Ability to commit one year to complete the Operations Leadership Program
  • 4-year degree and leadership experience
  • Initiative to drive change
  • High level of flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment
  • Aptitude for problem-solving and data analysis
  • Clear written and verbal communication


  • 4-year degree in Business Administration or Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Prior experience in SAP or other ERP data management systems
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and production, or process-driven work environments


  • 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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