Profession medical device assembler

Medical device assemblers manufacture instruments, machines and appliances that can be used to prevent, diagnose or treat medical conditions. Medical devices can be non-electrical, such as tubes, needles, drainage sets and sterile pipettes, as well as electrical, such as pacemakers, MRI machines, and X-ray devices. Some may also work in the production of medical furniture such as hospital beds and operation tables.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Medical devices

    Equipment and devices used in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of medical issues. Medical devices cover a wide range of products, ranging from syringes and protheses to MRI machinery and hearing aids.

  • Medical devices materials

    The different materials used to create medical devices such as polymer materials, thermoplastic and thermosetting materials, metal alloys and leather. In the choice of materials, attention must be paid to medical regulations, cost, and biocompatibility.

  • Sterilization techniques

    The methods and techniques used to destroy or remove microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria that can contaminate medical instruments or any type of material in a health care setting.

Skills

  • Repackage medical equipment after sterilisation

    Re-assemble and package the newly sterilized medical equipment and devices, sealing and labelling them properly for further use.

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Maintain medical devices

    Ensure all medical devices and appliances are properly stored and taken care of so they maintain their functionality and appearance.

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • 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.

  • Clean components during assembly

    Clean components before fixing them to other compounds or units of components during the assembly process.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Wear cleanroom suit

    Wear garments appropriate for environments that require a high level of cleanliness to control the level of contamination.

  • Use technical equipment for sterilisation

    Work with technical equipment and machinery such as steam sterilisers to clean and disinfect equipment and devices.

  • Assemble final product

    Install and mechanically adjust all components and subsystems, according to factory regulations and legal standards.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Manufacture medical devices

    Put together medical devices according to company specifications and national and international regulations. Use specialised materials, tools, and machinery to assemble the medical devices. Apply molding, welding, or bonding techniques according to the type of medical device. Retain a high level of cleanliness throughout the manufacturing process.

  • 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.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Test medical devices

    Make sure the medical devices fit the patient and test and evaluate them to ensure they work as intended. Make adjustments to ensure proper fit, function and comfort.

  • Manipulate medical devices materials

    Manipulate materials used in the manufacturing of medical devices such as metal alloys, stainless steel, composites or polymer glass.

Optional knowledge and skills

repair medical devices medical furniture manipulate stainless steel operate plastic machinery types of plastic use moulding techniques optical engineering biomedical engineering replace defect components adjust manufacturing equipment operate machines for the rubber extrusion process fill moulds plastic welding maintain medical laboratory equipment operate precision machinery circuit diagrams maintain moulds thermoplastic materials biomedical techniques advise customers on usage of medical products finish plastic products construct moulds maintain plastic machinery repair plastic machinery resolve equipment malfunctions electrical engineering ensure continuous preparedness for audits apply soldering techniques electromechanics blow moulding clean moulds use precision tools