A medical device assembler is a technical expert who puts together equipment used in the medical profession. This equipment helps medical practitioners make diagnoses and provide treatments.
A medical device assembler’s job duties and responsibilities include:
- Assembling and installing diagnostic machines, monitoring devices, surgical instruments, and other medical equipment.
- Reading and following instructions to assemble complex equipment.
- Customizing, adapting, and calibrating equipment to meet the preferences or requirements of a facility, practitioner, or purpose.
- Performing routine medical equipment maintenance.
- Writing and maintaining medical equipment use records or assembly documents.
- Understanding and following safety protocols.
Having relevant skills can help you become a medical device assembler. The following suggestions can help.
Discover eight skills you need to be a medical device assembler.
Clean Room Environment
- Operate high-speed automated production machinery
- Manufacture sterile medical tubing
- Use tools and chemicals to install required materials in biologically derived medical devices
- Assemble catheters and pump set builds according to manufacturing guidelines and drawing specifications
- Complete final preparation and testing of catheters before sterilization and packaging for shipment
- Use highly customized machines to manufacture and inspect stainless steel catheter sub-assemblies
- Perform assembly, sub-assembly, and packaging operations in the production area
- Assemble mouthpieces for individuals with motor disabilities and limited dexterity
- Develop dexterity and accuracy to deliver quality and quantity products
- Inspect and assemble specialized medical products and devices in a clean room facility to ensure product quality standards are met
- Read, understand, and use manufacturing procedures to assemble and package medical products
- Maintain tidiness in a clean room to prevent contamination of medical products
- Practice aseptic techniques to prevent contaminating products and patients
- Assemble catheters for cardiac patients
- Instruct patients on properly assembling and using equipment
- Adapt to lean manufacturing system
- Practice CEA, GDP, QSM, QTY, SFP, and SOP within lean manufacturing
- Experience in lean manufacturing and 5S
- Follow production processes to maintain quality standards
- Adhere to quality standards of the Code of Federal Regulations for Medical Devices and ISO standards
- Train individuals to assemble medical tools according to blueprint and quality standards
- Perform assembly operations according to manufacturing procedures
- Set up and perform hand and automatic assembly operations on components, assemblies, and sub-assemblies
- Complete paperwork for assembly operations
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