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The medical device industry is an expanding and dynamic industry within the Memphis economy. Its impact is significant and offers a wide array of career opportunities.

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From machinists to business owners, the medical device industry offers multiple paths to the Memphis-area workforce. Find out more about these career opportunities in the section below.

Quality Inspector

During the process of taking a medical device from the drawing board to the market place, the product needs to meet quality standards and requirements. The role of the quality inspector is to ensure that the manufacturing processes has created a device that meets the design specifications as represented by 3D computer models and 2D blueprints.


After devices are machined, the next stage in the process of making a medical device is finishing. The role of the finisher is to apply surface treatments to the product as required to meet the product specifications.


In an age of efficiency and growing customer demands, computer controlled equipment and the software that drives it provide businesses with the means to produce high tolerance designs in the most efficient manner.


Once a product has been passed through final inspection, it must be prepared for shipment and delivery to the customer. The role of a packager is to make sure that the product is protected in a manner, as defined by specifications, that it can be safely shipped to the customer and protected all the way to the end user.


Once a medical device product has gone through the design process and all the specifications have been defined, a prototype is created and inspected to ensure it is dimensionally correct and that it represents the intentions of the designer.

GMMDC Members Job Opportunities

Our members are always looking for talented individuals in the medical device industry. Use the section below to find their current open job opportunities.

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Arch Medical Solutions - Bartlett, TN
ARCH Medical Solutions is your trusted resource for precision machining, contract manufacturing, and related supply chain integration. At high-tech facilities across the country, we bring deep experience to the development of orthopedic implants and instruments, navigated and robotic-assisted surgical devices, and precision components for surgical robotic systems
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Active Impants
Active Implants LLC develops orthopedic implant solutions that complement the natural biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, allowing patients to maintain or return to an active lifestyle.
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Agilix is a full line distributor of products and services that provides solutions for our customers in a wide range of vertical markets. Count on us to help our customers expand productivity.
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Arrowhead Medical Device Technologies
Founded in August 2010, Arrowhead Medical Device Technologies, LLC specializes in rapidly developing, manufacturing, and distributing medical devices utilized in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
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Bioventus LLC
Bioventus is a global leader of innovations for active healing and surgical orthobiologics with a comprehensive portfolio of clinically efficacious and cost-effective solutions for patients, physicians and payers.
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Cagenix Inc.
Using sophisticated CAD/CAM technology and a patented proprietary imaging process, Cagenix designs and fabricates prostheses that replicate your patient’s setup and master cast with 100% accuracy — guaranteed.
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DePuy Synthes
At DePuy Synthes, our mission is to keep people moving through innovations in orthopaedic surgery, support and education for providers, and a dedication to improving diversity, inclusivity, and equality throughout the healthcare system.  With new advancements in orthopaedic devices, medical technology, and digital surgery across the continuum of care, we are proud to provide surgeons with solutions as diverse as their patients.
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Building on 15 years of medical device manufacturing and over 100 years of business experience, DirectSpec Machining is your contract manufacturer of precision machined components and devices for OEMs in the medical device, aeronautic, and maritime industries.
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Elite Medical
Established in 2009 as a private label contract manufacturer to orthopedic companies around the globe, Elite began building its brand value and service reputation on delivering the highest quality orthopedic instruments and implants to our OEM clients at an exceptional value.
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Elos Medtech
State of the art equipment, capabilities, and processes set Elos Medtech apart, but the more important difference is ourpeople. At every level, we are experts in our field, who thrive on new challenges, who will always look for ways to add value, and who collaborate seamlessly with each other and with our customers.
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Epstein, Becker and Green
Hemant Gupta is an attorney with Epstein Becker & Green with 18 years of experience helping medical device, health care, and life science companies build and protect their intellectual property and technology portfolios. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and law degree from the University of Memphis. Machelle Shields is a strategic advisor with 25 years of experience in compliance, ethics, privacy and reimbursement (coding, coverage and payment). Machelle has an M.S.J. from Seton Hall University School of Law, with concentrations in Health and Hospital Law and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law.
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Engineered Medical Systems, LLC
At EMS, manufacturing medical instrumentation and implants is more than our expertise, it’s our passion. From our approximately 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facilities, experience and integrity come together to create an industry leader. Each member of the EMS team is dedicated to ensuring excellence throughout the manufacturing process. Our investment in the latest milling, turning, Swiss and EDM equipment reflects our commitment to put cutting edge technology to work for you.
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Finishing Innovations
Established in 2004, Finishing Innovations LLC was founded on the principle of highly competitive full service metal finishing capacity tailored exclusively to the unique needs and demands of the orthopedic manufacturing environment. Finishing Innovation’s processes, facility and work force culture has been developed with four primary operating principles: High product quality, Rapid standard lead times, Process compliance and Competitive pricing.
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GQSI is a provider a wide of specialized services for medical device manufacturers and their suppliers. Our wider range of services includes laser marking, UDI and barcode application, instrument cleaning & passivation, labeling and packaging. We are committed to excellence in all we do and our work isn’t done until you’re thrilled. At GQSI we help make good things better!
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Grace Medical
Grace Medical is dedicated to offering the finest in quality and innovation for your ENT needs.
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Hermostatix Medical Technologies, LLC
At Hemostatix we believe that every Surgeon should achieve the best possible outcomes. Our thermal scalpel is uniquely designed for that purpose. Elegantly simple, the Hemostatix Thermal Scalpel seals blood vessels as they are incised. The surgically sharp blade enables precise anatomical dissection and immediate hemostasis resulting in maximum visualization and superior surgical control.
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Key Biologics - Cellero
Cellero delivers the most reliable biomaterials, custom research services, and clinical laboratory services to advance the discovery and development of new treatments and cures.
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Kenad Medical Inc.
Kenad Medical is based in the Memphis area and is a manufacturer and distributor of a complete array of orthopedic soft goods, surgical supports, braces, orthotics, and patient protective devices. The Company was founded in 1991 and its focus on musculoskeletal injury, degenerative disease, and sports medicine applications has resulted in over 200 product offerings that are marketed throughout the United States. Kenad designs its devices with cost-effective, outcome-focused results in mind.
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Lincotek Medical
Lincotek Medical is a one-stop shop supplier assisting customers with all stages of the manufacturing journey, from device conception and manufacturing through finishing and final packaging. Lincotek can provide a single manufacturing step or a complete manufacturing solution.
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MB Innovations
MB Innovations serves clients primarily in the musculoskeletal industry. The team was hand-picked and assembled by Mike Sherman. Mike hired Dimitri at Medtronic and later placed him in MB Ventures portfolio companies Expanding Orthopedics and MB Innovations. Prior to MBI, Dimitri and Charlie worked together at Orchid Design. We all have previous experience working together and have reconvened deliberately to create a formidable design & development organization.
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Methods Machine Tools
Our focus on importing the highest-quality machine tools and machining equipment, automation, and engineering solutions, along with application expertise, is the reason many customers in numerous manufacturing sectors trust Methods to be their long-term business partner.
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MicroPort Orthopedics
MicroPort Orthopedics is a trusted partner of healthcare professionals who share our belief that hip & knee replacements which may have been good enough in the  past are, in fact, not good enough for the patient today. In concert with the surgeons who partner with us, we help patients get back on their feet quickly with more natural feeling mobility.
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Medtronic plc, is the leading global healthcare technology company. Our technologies and therapies treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, spinal implants, surgical robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 95,000+ passionate people across 150 countries.
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Metal Removal Technologies
Metal Removal Technologies (MRT) is your premier industrial distributor offering a diverse selection of precision tooling, metalworking fluids, and accessories. Located in Bartlett, MRT proudly collaborates with local medical manufacturers to meet immediate application needs and scale for growth. Your trusted partner for specialized solutions in the heart of our community.
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Millstone Medical Outsourcing
Millstone has 20 years of experience organizing outsourced supply chains. We are constantly evolving our processes and services to help medical device manufacturers (OEMs) achieve sustainable success. We offer clean room packaging, medical device specific warehousing, finished goods distribution, loaner kit management, advanced inspection and after-market services – all with an unparalleled focus on quality.
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At NuVasive, we aspire to change a patient’s life every minute. This drives us because everything we do is centered on the patient. And yes, it’s aspirational, but achievable—helping to change the lives of more than 500,0000 patients each year. This is why we show up every day, united and committed to our vision.
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Olympus Surgical Technologies America
At Olympus, we put a lot of good back into the world, and what we do, really matters. We are committed to making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling every day by crafting innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies, life sciences, and industrial solutions.
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Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Orchid is a leader of manufacturing solutions for the orthopedic market. As a strategic partner, Orchid has capabilities ranging from additive manufacturing, forging, casting, machining and finishing and bone in-growth technologies, offering end-to-end solutions for all steps in the supply chain. Orchid specializes in implants, instruments and innovative technologies for joint reconstruction, hips, knees, spine, trauma and extremities.
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Odyssey Medical Technologies LLC
Odyssey is a full-service contract medical device manufacturer offering 5-axis CNC machining, prototyping, engineering, sterile packaging (Q3 2024), metal finish, heat treating, EP, grinding, and specialty coatings through our network of certified vendors. ISO 13485-2016 certified; FDA registered; Gov’t Contractor. Customer voted “Top 10 Contract Manufacturer in America” (MedTech-Outlook 2020).
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PCB Biomed
PBC BioMed is the preferred partner for accelerating medical innovation from concept to commercialization to enhance patient wellbeing, by delivering value to MedTech companies through R&D, quality, regulatory, manufacturing, and clinical services. With expertise in biomaterials and beyond, we support our clientele from 3 locations in Ireland, France, and Memphis.
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Platinum Machine Tool
Platinum Machine Tool is a full sales and service provider of high-precision Star CNC lathes from start-up companies through sizable industrial corporations. We are committed to being our territory's leading Swiss-style CNC Automatic Lathes supplier. We achieve this by understanding our customers' needs and providing them with quality, affordable products and service backed by a professional, customer-focused, and responsive support team.
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Smith & Nephew
Smith+Nephew is a global medical technology company. We design and manufacture technology that takes the limits off living. We support healthcare professionals to return their patients to health and mobility, helping them to perform at their fullest potential.
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SweetBio® is a Memphis, Tennessee based medical device company specializing in bioengineering honey-incorporated materials for wound care. We are a proud alum of the Springboard Enterprises Health Innovation Hub 2019 cohort, graduate of the ZeroTo510 and LaunchTN accelerator programs, finalist in Steve Case’s 2018 Rise of the Rest tour and was recently highlighted in Forbes and on 60 Minutes.
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SOMAVAC Medical Solutions, Inc
SOMAVAC® Medical Solutions began not with a product, but with a passion for solving one of the more frustrating post-surgical challenges: messy, uncomfortable, antiquated way patients manage suction drains that negatively impact the emotional and physical recovery of patients.
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Southwest Tennessee Community College
At Southwest Tennessee Community College, community is our middle name. As a teaching, learning and equity centered college, our students pursue associate degrees and technical certificates and engage in workforce development training to prepare them for the demands of an evolving marketplace. Our ability to change and adapt to uplift our students and serve our community makes us unique. . At Southwest, we believe everyone deserves an opportunity.
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Stryker is the #1 worldwide provider of Orthopedic Implants and we are driven to make healthcare better with our customers. Stryker Foot and Ankle is one of the many Business Units housed within the Stryker Orthopedics and Spine Division and has roughly 600 employees in the local Memphis market. Stryker Foot and Ankle has a diverse slate of jobs in the Memphis area from manufacturing to product development engineers and marketing excellence.
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Technology Education to Go, LLC (TechEd2Go) is a minority and small business enterprise with a dual mission of shrinking the digital divide in under-served communities and connecting great companies with a great workforce! As a community partner, we work with nonprofits, K12 school districts, businesses, and post-secondary institutions across middle and western Tennessee.
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Tegra Medical
Tegra Medical is a contract manufacturer of finished medical devices and complex components including surgical instruments, needles, and implants. We’re headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, and manufacture there, as well as Dartmouth, Massachusetts; Hernando, Mississippi; Heredia, Costa Rica; Altstätten, Hallau, and Heerbrugg, Switzerland; and Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
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Y & W Technologies
Y&W Technologies specializes in Chrome Plating, Titanium Anodizing, and Metal Finishing of medical instruments and implants. As a state-of-the-art medical device finishing facility, we are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations in technology and innovation.
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Zimmer Biomet Spine
Our mission is to alleviate pain and improve the quality of life for people around the world.
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MB&A is a contract technical talent, recruiting, and consulting services provider for medical device manufacturers. We provide quality, operations, and engineering support to help our clients grow and succeed. With over 60 years of manufacturing industry experience spanning two generations, we are uniquely equipped to help our clients through any time of crisis or growth. Our team of industry veterans are passionate about helping medical device manufacturers achieve their goals.
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The Mission of the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council is to create a successful collaboration among member companies to identify shared economic development and workforce needs. This industry led initiative will advocate with state, local and federal entities, economic development agencies and educational institutions to effectively close the workforce gap for all levels of biomedical careers and support sustained industry growth.
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