Plastics Finishing Technician

Blatchford is a world leading rehabilitation provider with clinical expertise in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating and wheelchairs. We design and manufacture the multi award-winning Endolite range of lower limb prostheses and provide clinical services to the NHS, military and patients internationally. With 128 years of innovation and expertise behind us, we produce the world’s most advanced microprocessor artificial limbs.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Plastics Finishing Technician, to work as an integral part of our specialist orthotics manufacturing team based in Sheffield.


This is an exciting and challenging role for a proactive individual who thrives in a manufacturing environment, where they have the ability to process specialist equipment accurately and effectively.  Due to the unique and specialised nature of the role, specific experience in the orthotics industry is not essential and training is provided to meet the successful individual’s needs. Although we do very much welcome applications from experienced Orthotic Technicians who are ready for a new challenge, with an industry leading employer!


As a Plastics Finishing Technician, you’ll work with a highly experienced team of technicians and a strong multidisciplinary team to develop your skills to enable you to manufacture orthoses to satisfy individual and specific requirements of our clinicians and our patients.

You’ll be able to confidently use tools and machinery, have good hand/eye coordination along with excellent attention to detail and the ability to work proactively. You’ll also need to be focused and flexible in your approach, and have excellent team work and communication skills.  

You will utilise these skills to:

  • Undertake the finishing activities, including leather work, associated with completing orthoses to order specifications
  • Interpret clinical orders, work to technical instructions and undertake precise measurements, to produce customer orders accurately and to product quality standards
  • Maintain team performance towards agreed targets in line with department standards, including times and volumes.
  • Identify and present opportunities for process improvement to achieve increased productivity or reduce product cost.

Ideally, the successful applicant will have experience in a target driven and specialist production environment. Additionally, experience of working in plastics rectification, moulding and trim and buff, or experience in a similar role in the orthotics/prosthetics industry, are advantageous. These aren’t essential though as training will be provided.

The nature of the role is varied and can be fast paced so the successful candidate will maintain high standards when working to varying deadlines and when working under pressure. This is a permanent position and as standard the core working hours are 37.75 hours per week on Monday to Friday. In return, we offer a competitive salary package, excellent benefits and the opportunity to work as part of a highly specialist and experienced team.


How to apply?

If this sounds like the type of team environment you would love to be a part of and you are a pragmatic individual, who is looking for a new challenge in a ‘hands on’ role, with an excellent employer, we want to hear from you! Please forward your CV to