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Medical Equipment Repairers

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Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

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Currently Employed: 990

Projected Annual Job Openings: 100

Typical Hourly Wage: $19.36 - $34.45

Typical Annual Salary: $40,300 - $71,600

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of 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.

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