Class Specification - Go 40 Senior Brace Maker - 8782

December, 1976

Class Concept

Under supervision, Senior Brace Makers fabricate and fit braces prescribed by orthopedic surgeons to support or correct the body; assist doctors in the planning and design of special braces; make patterns and measurements of patients; and er­ form other related duties as required.

Typically incumbents fit patients with thoracic, sacral, arm, leg, or cervical spine braces, skull plates and arch supports made of metal, leather or plastic; operate a drill press, lathe, grinder, power saw, hydraulic press, power sewing ma.chine, power shears, welding equipment and molding equipment; use a wide variey of hand tools and may design and build dies·and fixtures · for use.in repetitive fabrications; maintain cost records of time and material; and keep inventory of materials and supplies.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations; four years of tool and brace making experience under the supervision of a certified Orthotist; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.