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Medical Equipment Repairers

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
    • Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
    • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
    • Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
    • Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations.
    • Examine medical equipment or facility's structural environment and check for proper use of equipment to protect patients and staff from electrical or mechanical hazards and to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
    • Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair, or replace defective parts, such as motors, clutches, or transformers.
    • Plan and carry 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.
    • Solder loose connections, using soldering iron.
    • Research catalogs or repair part lists to locate sources for repair parts, requisitioning parts and recording their receipt.
    • Explain or demonstrate correct operation or preventive maintenance of medical equipment to personnel.
    • Contribute expertise to develop medical maintenance standard operating procedures.
    • Evaluate technical specifications to identify equipment or systems best suited for intended use and possible purchase, based on specifications, user needs, or technical requirements.
    • Study technical manuals or attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
    • Compute power and space requirements for installing medical, dental, or related equipment and install units to manufacturers' specifications.
    • Supervise or advise subordinate personnel.
    • Fabricate, dress down, or substitute parts or major new items to modify equipment to meet unique operational or research needs, working from job orders, sketches, modification orders, samples, or discussions with operating officials.
    • Repair shop equipment, metal furniture, or hospital equipment, including welding broken parts or replacing missing parts, or bring item into local shop for major repairs.
    • Make computations relating to load requirements of wiring or equipment, using algebraic expressions and standard formulas.

    Skills

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Troubleshooting

      Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 51130/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 24.58/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,160
    • Yearly Projected Openings 230

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity

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    • Pressure indicators
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    • Oscilloscopes
    • Levels

    Technology

    • Medical software
    • Internet browser software
    • Facilities management software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Customer relationship management CRM software

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