Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Apprentice Instrument Technician

Location US-MO-Ballwin
Job ID
Pos. Type
Full Time


Position Summary
Craft instruments of the highest quality by following verbal and written procedures,
and blue prints.


File, bend, braze, stamp, grind, and polish to create handheld surgical instruments. Some work requires the use of a microscope.

Learn and apply new techniques and skills to the manufacturing of the surgical instruments within standard times.

Complete each hurdle in the 5 year apprenticeship program.

Physical Requirements
Lifting up to 20 lbs., seeing, standing, walking, sitting
Environmental Factors
Machine shop environment
Grease, cutting fluids 
Safety Glasses


Required Education - High School Diploma or equivalent.


Required Experience:

  • Hand metal working experience.
  • Ability to visualize shapes.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written manufacturing procedures.

Preferred Experience:


Previous experience preferred from other shops that provide surgical instruments. Previous experience as a watch maker, gunsmith, or jeweler preferable. Any previous experience using hand tools such as pliers, hammers, or files.


Required Skills/Qualifications:


Excellent manual dexterity.

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