Fabrication Technician

Business Unit:  Otto Bock Patient Care, LLC

Madison Heights, MI, US, 48071-1624

Contract Type:  regular
Scope of employment:  full-time
Contact Person:  Lisa Castro
Contact Information: 
Job ID:  6931

Summary Statement

Since 1944, Wright & Filippis (W&F) has built a well-earned reputation as a leader in prosthetics, orthotics, and accessibility solutions. We are pleased to announce we have joined Ottobock Patient Care and we are seeking a Technician at our Madison Heights central fabrication department. This position involves hands-on fabrication and quality workmanship of orthopedic braces ranging from leg, spinal, arm and hand.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the fabrication, modification, maintenance and repair of prosthetic devices and components.  Make adjustments as needed.  
  • Determine the best material and tools to use to build the prosthetic limb or medical appliance.   
  • Complete assigned work for delivery per company standard times, policies and responsive to the needs of the patient.  
  • Demonstrate competence and expertise in fabrication techniques that result in a high level of productivity.  
  • Promote a positive work environment through compliance with customer relation policies and standards.  
  • Participate in continuing education to be proficient in fabricating techniques and material properties.   
  • Identify and create improvements to processes to promote efficiency and productivity.   
  • Maintain cleanliness and neat orderly workspaces and common areas used during work or breaks.   
  • Adhere to all safety regulations; compliance with Medicare and other governmental regulations; compliance with bloodborne and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.  
  • Treat Protected Health Information (PHI) with the strictest confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA standards and DJO policies and procedures.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned and assist with special projects as needed.  


  • Demonstrated basic organizational skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks to completion in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with hand and power tools including the care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of orthotic/prosthetic design, fitting criteria, measurement tools and techniques including modification procedures, material science and planes of motion.
  • Basic understanding of computer programs such as MS Office and databases.
  • Professionalism in conduct, appearance, and communication.
  • Skilled in communicating with patients and employees effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and participate with a team approach.
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experience and proficiency in general fabrication procedures of prosthetic devices, which include working with thermal plastic, lamination, resin, metal, leather, plaster, and prosthetic/orthotic components preferred. Some level of on-the-job training is anticipated.
  • Background check including drug screen required.


  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Health savings accounts with employer contribution
  • Flexible spending account options
  • Company-paid life insurance policy
  • Paid time off
  • Company holidays
  • Floating holidays
  • 100% company-paid short & long-term disability
  • 401k match up to 3.5%

Diversity at Ottobock

For us, the focus is on treating each other with respect and enjoying our work. We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, nationality, disability, ethnicity and social origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This includes special consideration for severely disabled individuals with equal suitability.

Your future at Ottobock

Ottobock's products and services in the areas of Prosthetics, NeuroMobility, Patient Care, Exoskeletons developed by 'SUITX by Ottobock' and Business Solutions ensure independence and quality of life when personal mobility is restricted. With over 9,000 employees in almost 60 countries, our company is the world market leader in technical orthopedics.

Your ideas and commitment will inspire your colleagues and staff, and will further the interests of Ottobock. Be part of a dynamic, growing company with flat hierarchies. We offer a richly diverse field of work, individual development opportunities and extensive qualification programs in our Ottobock Academy.

Please only apply via our online job portal at jobs.ottobock.com. Please quote the Job-ID for the position in question, and also state your earliest starting date and salary requirements. We look forward to receiving your application!