The Biomedical Equipment Technician is responsible for maintaining research and clinical equipment at the Dental Institute. This person will be responsible for maintaining all specialized dental technology that is attached to a computer on the clinic network. Some examples of this equipment is the E4D milling machine, Planmeca digital sensors, 3D printers, inventory scanners, and several other technologies used in dentistry. The proper candidate must be skilled in integrating specialized equipment with computers, networks, and software applications.
Under direction, performs routine and complex tasks associated with the installation, maintenance, and basic repair of a diverse range of dental related technology that interfaces to a computer or the clinic network.
Always available to fix supported equipment quickly during standard business hours. This includes immediate response to emergencies that prevent the student doctors from seeing their patients.
Performs scheduled maintenance on dental technology.
Performs equipment calibrations.
Performs corrective and preventative maintenance and special requests as needed.
Understands the software and configuration of the applications that use the dental technology. This includes first time installs, upgrades, and software changes to help match the dental clinic workflows.
Strong understanding of IP addressing and standard network connectivity; both wired and wireless.
Assists in identifying and recommending replacement of equipment that is obsolete, has extensive repair history, or has identified safety issues.
Assists in budgetary planning by recommending equipment to be maintained on external service contracts or to be removed from the external service contract which includes budgeting for repairs and maintenance.
Provides appropriate input into capital equipment purchases and budgeting.
Conducts evaluations of equipment.
Responsible for negotiating equipment service contracts on specialized laboratory equipment that cannot be repaired in-house. Manage and negotiate unified service contracts.
Schedules and oversees equipment repairs provided by an external source.
Determine most cost effective repair/resolution to minimize equipment downtime.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Demonstrates initiative and judgement in prioritizing job activities to achieve objectives.
Ability to provide technical support to clinicians on operational or maintenance aspects of equipment.
Ability to read color codes on wiring and electronic components.
Ability to comprehend and follow both written and oral communications
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, the Midwestern University community and the general public.
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, in an emergency situation.
Ability to function in a BSL-2 environment, if necessary.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or GED is required. Associates degree in electronics, or biomedical equipment technology or comparable experience with appropriate certifications is preferred. Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) a plus. Minimum of 6 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and years of related experience to acquire competency in applying skills to a research laboratory and clinical environment. Knowledge in electronic circuitry, refrigeration, instrumentations, calibrations and troubleshooting. Ability to read schematics, wiring diagrams and illustrated parts drawing of research and clinical instrumentation. Maintenance skills in electronics, mechanical or electromechanical device repair.
Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Knowledge of email, database management, spreadsheet and word processor applications.
The successful candidate will be required to interact in a prompt, responsive, professional and respectful manner with a wide variety of departments, personnel and interests ranging from research, clinical and administrative staff, faculty, department managers and university and clinic administrators.
Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).
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