Workshop Technician

      Opcare, part of the Ability Matters Group, is the largest supplier of prosthetic and orthotic 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.

      The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and busy team, within the workshop in Roehampton. The role’s main focus will be to fabricate, repair and maintain medical devices for prosthetics and/or orthotics that are issued within the department to patients.

      Key Responsibilities & Tasks

      • To prepare and assemble / build medical devices as required by the Prosthetist / Orthotist according to the
      • requirements of the Prescription or Works Order.
      • To ensure prosthesis or orthoses issued to patients are manufactured satisfactorily and provided in a timely manner.
      • 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.
      • Ensure manufacturing activities are undertaken in compliance to company / site H&S and Quality procedures & regulations.
      • Liaise with the NHS manufacturing staff where appropriate.

      Skills & Personal Attributes

      The position requires the job holder to possess:

      • Good hand skills.
      • Technical understanding of device function.
      • Committed to the highest standards of patient care.
      • Positive and proactive ’can-do’ attitude.
      • Sound interpersonal and communication skills.
      • Excellent attention to detail.
      • Able to prioritise, plan and organise efficiently and work with multiple conflicting priorities.
      • Robust judgement and ability to make sound decisions quickly and effectively in complex situations.
      • Collaborative and collegiate style.
      • Self-motivated and uses initiative.
      • Good standard of literacy & numeracy.
      • Confidential and professional.
      • Remains calm under pressure.
      • Flexible working style.

      The position would suit a candidate who is working or has some experience working as a:

      • Dental Technician.
      • Small Workshop Technician.
      • General workshop Technician.
      • Model Maker.
      • Light assembly worker.
      • Other similar roles.

      Due to the nature of this role, a DBS check will be conducted for the successful candidate.

      To apply please email your CV with a covering letter ASAP to

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