Surgical Forceps Fabricator

Perform tasks to fabricate radio-frequency cauterizing surgical forceps.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Surgical Forceps Fabricators do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate radio-frequency cauterizing surgical forceps, according to written instructions: Cuts and strips coaxial wire and solders wire ends to plug terminals and forceps contacts. Applies bonding agent to metal surfaces requiring plastic insulation coating, using brush. Places plug terminals into mold, bolts mold together, and clamps mold in vise. Injects liquid plastic into mold, using hand-operated pressure gun. Dips forceps into liquid plastic and hangs forceps on stand to drain. Places plug molds and dipped forceps into oven for specified time to cure plastic insulation. Inspects plastic insulation for bubbles and uniformity of thickness. Tests cured plugs and forceps for continuity, using ohmmeter. Trims plastic flash from plugs and forceps, using knife. Plugs forceps into radio-frequency generator and passes forceps along metal grounding plate to test for insulation leaks indicated by sparking. Applies electroplating solution onto contact points of forceps, using battery-powered plating paddle. Fabricates parts, such as plug pins, insulating collars, and fittings for assembly, using handtools, such as wire brush, pliers, drill press, and jeweler’s lathe. Weighs and mixes ingredients for plastic compound.

Should I be a Surgical Forceps Fabricator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Surgical Forceps Fabricator

    Surgical Forceps Fabricators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Surgical Forceps Fabricator-related education!
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