Automation Controls Engineer – Applied Medical – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Applied Medical is a rapidly growing, global organization that develops, manufactures and distributes medical devices to more than 75 countries. Our driving purpose is to satisfy the three fundamental healthcare needs: enhanced clinical outcomes, outstanding value and unrestricted choice. For 30 years, Applied Medical has been at the forefront of innovation and technology. As a result of our highly vertically integrated business model, we control all of our processes in-house, from R&D concept to clinical implementation. Applied Medical engineers take a hands-on approach, utilizing in-house cutting-edge technologies, such as automation and robotics, advanced metal processing, injection molding, and rapid prototyping. We invest heavily in R&D, advanced technologies and most importantly – the growth of our team members.

Applied Medical is proud to have a culture firmly grounded in teamwork, collaboration and regulatory compliance, while providing opportunities for growth and choice in individual career paths.

Position Description:

As an Automation Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

  • Design and draft electrical pneumatic schematics and diagrams
  • Develop and maintain Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems
  • Develop and maintain Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems
  • Design and draft electrical panel layouts for automation equipment
  • Maintain an inventory of electrical components utilized in automation control systems
  • Support mechanical design engineers with R&D control systems
  • Provide detailed machine operation instructions
  • Develop and maintain a software lifecycle in a regulated environment
  • Support automated equipment in production

Position Requirements:

This position requires the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience in electrical and pneumatic schematic design
  • Experience in HMI and PLC programming
  • Understanding of electrical assembly and wiring
  • Knowledge of electrical safety standards
  • Willingness to learn and grow


  • 4 year degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Experience in PLC ladder logic programming


  • 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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