Prosthetic Technician – Central Fabrication

      Opcare, part of the Ability Matters Group, is the largest supplier of prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair services to the NHS and private sector in the UK and Ireland. As a company we aim to continuously improve the services we deliver and develop those who work for us. We have an exciting opportunity for a Prosthetic Technician in Abingdon

      Summary: Responsible for the Preparation, assembly, build and repair of medical devices. Technicians work within the workshop environment in the prosthetic and orthotic clinics as well as at the Abingdon workshop to fabricate, repair and maintain medical devices that are issued within the department.

      Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

      • To prepare and assemble/build medical devices as required by the Prosthetist/Orthotist according to the requirements of the Prescription/Works Order.
      • Use hand and electrical tools, machinery and special materials to develop the prosthesis.
      • Follow manufacturing processes and instructions provided.
      • To assist and support the Production/Workshop Manager in the identification of any quality problems and assist in providing effective solutions.
      • Assist training and the development of newly recruited technicians and develop multi-skilling within the workshop as identified with the Production/Workshop Manager.
      • Ensuring correct materials/components are issued for the job and that appropriate tools are available.
      • To assess the Prescription/Works Order and understand the nature of its requirements and ensure that finished products comply with any associated Measure Charts, manufacturer’s instructions etc.
      • Book in/out materials as required for work assigned
      • Complete and maintain production and inspection records as required
      • Ensure adequate identification of work at all stages is maintained at all times.
      • Ensure manufacturing activities are undertaken in compliance to company/site H&S procedures and H&S Regulations.
      • Where appropriate use the current I.T system in accordance with identified procedures.
      • Ensure that internal confidential information is kept confidential from external sources unless permission is granted by senior management.
      • Uphold the QMS as defined by the Group Quality Manager.
      • Assist with any other work in the various Abingdon production departments as required.
      • Previous experience is not essential as full in-house training is provided. It is desirable that applicants have basic workshop/practical skills and an understanding of health and safety. Experience working with plastics/resins and vacuum forming techniques would also be an advantage.

      We are looking for an enthusiastic and can-do team member who can

      • Work to deadlines and are flexible to take on new challenges
      • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
      • Be able to relate to people of all ages and physical disability
      • Demonstrate good levels of practicality/manual skills
      • Be attentive to quality standards/have an eye for detail
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