Profession dental instrument assembler
Dental instrument assemblers assemble various dental instruments, such as drills, lasers, probes, mirrors, and dental imaging devices. They use various machinery, hand tools, chemicals, adhesives and epoxies to assemble the dental instruments. They use precision tools and work in cleanroom environments.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Medical device regulations
The set of national and international regulations with regards to the manufacture, safety, and distribution of medical devices.
- Dental anatomy
The development, appearance, classification, function and characteristics of teeth and their position in the mouth.
- Dental instrument components
The different components and materials that are necessary to create a specific dental instrument. These materials and components vary between the electromedical dental instruments, such as dental drills and dental lasers, and non-electrical dental instruments, such as dental mirrors and sickle probes.
- Quality standards
The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.
- Report defective manufacturing materials
Maintain required company records and forms in order to report any defective materials or questionable conditions of manufacturing machinery and equipment.
- Clean components during assembly
Clean components before fixing them to other compounds or units of components during the assembly process.
- Fasten components
Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.
- Carry out measurements of parts
Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.
- Align components
Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.
- Manipulate dental material
Manipulate materials used in dental procedures such as waxes, plastics, precious and non-precious alloys, stainless steel, porcelains and composites or polymer glass.
- Remove defective products
Remove defective materials from the production line.
- Follow clinical guidelines
Follow agreed protocols and guidelines in support of healthcare practice which are provided by healthcare institutions, professional associations, or authorities and also scientific organisations.
- Use precision tools
Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.
- Inspect quality of products
Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.
- Read assembly drawings
Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.
- Wear cleanroom suit
Wear garments appropriate for environments that require a high level of cleanliness to control the level of contamination.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Operate precision measuring equipment
Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.
- Manufacture dental instruments
Manufacture dental instruments, using specified materials, components, hand and power tools.
Optional knowledge and skillstest dental instruments biomedical engineering biomedical techniques monitor machine operations check for solder defects electromechanics optomechanical engineering maintain dental instruments maintain laboratory dental tools medical device test procedures apply technical communication skills dispose of hazardous waste optoelectronics medical devices adjust manufacturing equipment test dental appliances for compliance repair dental instruments comply with legislation related to health care apply soldering techniques operate soldering equipment electrical engineering resolve equipment malfunctions keep records of work progress replace defect components electronics train employees electrical equipment regulations
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