Medical Appliance Technicians

Medical Appliance Technicians

Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Concern for Others * Cooperation * Integrity * Innovation * Analytical Thinking * Achievement/Effort * Initiative * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Bend, form, and shape fabric or material to conform to prescribed contours of structural components. * Make orthotic or prosthetic devices, using materials such as thermoplastic and thermosetting materials, metal alloys and leather, and hand or power tools. * Drill and tap holes for rivets and glue, weld, bolt, or rivet parts together to form prosthetic or orthotic devices.


Manufacturing, Health Care & Social Assistance,

Job Family Production

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