CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers
Summary Job Description Tasks
Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment. Inspect and test malfunctioning medical and related equipment following manufacturers' specifications, using test and analysis instruments.
Examine medical equipment and 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 and replace defective parts such as motors, clutches or transformers.
Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
Perform preventive maintenance or service such as cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment.
Test and calibrate components and equipment following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools and measuring devices.
Explain and demonstrate correct operation and preventive maintenance of medical equipment to personnel.
Study technical manuals and attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
Plan and carry out work assignments, using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, and liquid and air flow sheets, following prescribed regulations, directives, and other instructions as required.
Solder loose connections, using soldering iron.
Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition in accordance with regulations.
Research catalogs and repair part lists to locate sources for repair parts, requisitioning parts and recording their receipt.
Evaluate technical specifications to identify equipment and systems best suited for intended use and possible purchase based on specifications, user needs and technical requirements.
Contribute expertise to develop medical maintenance standard operating procedures.
Compute power and space requirements for installing medical, dental or related equipment and install units to manufacturers' specifications.
Supervise and advise subordinate personnel.
Repair shop equipment, metal furniture, and hospital equipment, including welding broken parts and replacing missing parts, or bring item into local shop for major repairs.
Make computations relating to load requirements of wiring and equipment, using algebraic expressions and standard formulas.
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.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software Facilities management software
Medical equipment diagnostic software Medical software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Web browser software Internet browser software
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Air line moisture meters Moisture meters
Allen wrenches Hex keys
Amp meters Voltage or current meters
Analytical balances Analytical balances
Antistatic alignment tools Alignment jig
Antistatic floor mats Anti static floor mats
Audio meters Acoustic sensors
Awls Awls
Cable cutters Wire or cable cutters
Channel lock pliers Locking pliers
Chemical analyzers Chemistry analyzers
Cold chisels Cold chisels
Combination squares Squares
Computed tomography CT calibration phantoms Medical computed tomography CT or CAT quality assurance or calibration phantoms or devices
Conductance meters Conductivity meters
Conduit bending tools Conduit benders
Continuity testers Circuit tester
Cordless drills Power drills
Crescent wrenches Open end wrenches
Defibrillator analyzers Cardiac pacemaker generators or implantable defibrillators or accessories
Densitometers Densitometers
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Desoldering tools Soldering or desoldering or combined stations
Diagonal cutting pliers Diagonal cut pliers
Differential photometers Photometers
Digital force gauges Compression testers
Digital mAs meters Medical x ray quality assurance or calibration devices
Digital multifunction analyzers Network analyzers
Digital multimeters Multimeters
Digital storage oscilloscopes DSO Oscilloscopes
Digital voltmeters DVM Voltage or current meters
Dosimetry badges Medical radiation films or badges
Electrical surgical unit analyzers Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment or accessories or related products
Electrician's hammers Hammers
Electrician's pliers Linemans pliers
Electricians' knives Utility knives
Fetal monitor simulators Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories
Flow meters Flow sensors
Frequency counters Frequency counters or timer or dividers
Hacksaws Saws
Half-round files Files
Hand tachometers Tachometers
High voltage probes Voltage or current meters
Infusion pump testers Intravenous infusion pump analyzers or sensors
Insulated wire cutters Wire cutters
Laptop computers Notebook computers
Long nose pliers Longnose pliers
Lung simulators Ventilator accessories
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration phantoms Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI quality assurance or calibration phantoms or devices
Magnetic torpedo levels Levels
Magnetic tweezers Tweezers
Measuring tapes Tape measures
Megohmmeters Megohmmeters
Multi-gas analyzers Multi gas monitors
Needlenose pliers Needlenose pliers
Neon testers Voltage or current meters
Non-contact voltage probes Voltage or current meters
Non-invasive blood pressure NIBP simulators Blood pressure measuring instrument accessories
Nut drivers Nut drivers
Optical compound microscopes Binocular light compound microscopes
Oscilloscopes Oscilloscopes
Oxygen test meters Oxygen gas analyzers
Patient simulators Frequency calibrator or simulator
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
Phase rotation meters Phasemeters
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Pipe wrenches Pipe wrenches
Power screwdrivers Power screwguns
Power tap tools Power drills
Precision knives Utility knives
Precision levels Levels
Pressure gauges Pressure indicators
Pressure meters Pressure indicators
Pressure vacuum meters Pressure or vacuum recorders
Pulse oximetry test systems Pulse oximeter unit accessories
Pump pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
Putty knives Putty knives
Rat tail files Files
Safety glasses Safety glasses
Safety goggles Goggles
Side cutting pliers End cut pliers
Socket wrenches Sockets
Soldering guns Soldering irons or guns
Spectrum analyzers Frequency analyzers
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Tin snips Tinners snips
Torx drivers Torx keys
Ultrasound leakage testers Medical ultrasound or doppler or echo transducers or accessories
Ultrasound wattmeters Wattmeters
Ventilator analyzers Ventilator accessories
Wire crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
Wire strippers Stripping tools
Wrist anti-static straps Antistatic wrist straps
pH indicators pH meters
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers
Alternate Job Title(s)
Bio Medical Technician
Biomedical Electronics Technician
Biomedical Engineering Technician (BMET)
Biomedical Equipment Specialist
Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
Biomedical Repair Technician
Biomedical Service Technician
Biomedical Technician
Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)
Clinical Engineer
Clinical Engineering Specialist
Coil Repair Technician
Cryogenics Repairer
Dental Equipment Installer and Servicer
Dental Equipment Mechanic
Dental Equipment Repairer
Dental Equipment Technician
Durable Medical Equipment Repairer
Durable Medical Equipment Technician (DME Tech)
Electric Brain Wave Equipment Mechanic
Electromedical Equipment Repairer
Electromedical Equipment Technician
Electronic Technician
Engineering Technician
Field Service Engineer
Field Service Representative
Field Service Technician
Hearing Aid Mechanic
Hearing Aid Repairer
Hearing Aid Technician
Laser Test Technician
Radiological Equipment Specialist
Radiology Equipment Servicer
Radiology Service Engineer
Repair Technician
Service Engineer
Service Technician
Surgical Instrument Mechanic
Test Technician
X-ray Processor Service Technician
X-ray Service Engineer
X-ray Service Technician
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers
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