Tests, adjusts, or repairs biomedical or electromedical equipment.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Inspects and tests malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
- Tests or calibrates components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
- Keeps records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
- Performs preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
- Tests, evaluates, and classifies excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations.
- Examines medical equipment or facility's structural environment and checks for proper use of equipment to protect patients and staff from electrical or mechanical hazards and to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
- Disassembles malfunctioning equipment and removes, repairs, or replaces defective parts, such as motors, clutches, or transformers.
- Plans and carries out work assignments, using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, or liquid or air flow sheets, following prescribed regulations, directives, or other instructions as required.
- Solders loose connections, using soldering iron.
- Researches catalogs or repair part lists to locate sources for repair parts, requisitioning parts and recording their receipt.