Orthopedic Mechanic (366) Enlisted Personnel

Makes various types of braces, supports, artificial limbs, and other orthopedic appliances according to specifications.
Assembles artificial limbs by attaching metal joints to related parts. Hollows out artificial limbs with carving tools and makes necessary corrections to fit the wearer. Forms a plaster cast of the foot or obtains an imprint of the member on paper, and fashions the support from stainless steel, plastics, cork, steel, and leather, using rivet punch, electric drill, welding apparatus, chisels, saws, hammers, and other hand tools. Molds leather parts over wooden lasts and rivets them to braces with riveting machine. May repair and alter orthopedic shoes.