Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): Miscellaneous Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
Miscellaneous Metal Workers and Plastic Workers in Healthcare include individuals who are responsible for manufacturing, fabricating, and repairing metal and plastic products in healthcare settings. These workers may include Medical Equipment Repairers, Machinists, and Welders, among others. They play a critical role in ensuring that the metal and plastic products used in healthcare are in good working order, and that they are manufactured or repaired to specifications.
Medical Equipment Repairers are responsible for repairing and maintaining various types of medical equipment, such as X-ray machines, patient monitors, and dialysis machines. They may be responsible for performing troubleshooting and repair, as well as performing preventative maintenance on equipment to ensure that it is operating properly.
Machinists are responsible for operating, maintaining, and programming computer numerical control (CNC) machines and other precision machines used in the manufacturing process, they also may be responsible for creating machine parts and components. They may also be responsible for performing troubleshooting and repair, and for ensuring that machines are operating efficiently.
Welders are responsible for welding metal parts and components together to create finished products. They may also be responsible for performing troubleshooting and repair, and for ensuring that welding processes are in compliance with safety and quality standards.
These workers play an important role in ensuring that metal and plastic products used in healthcare facilities are in good working order, and that they are manufactured or repaired to specifications. They must have knowledge and understanding of the specific machinery, tools and materials they work with, as well as the relevant safety, welding and machining standards and regulations. They should have appropriate education, certification or licensure and experience in their field.