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Occupation Description:
  Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.
Career Video:
  Video Icon  Medical Equipment Repairers
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Typical Tasks:
  • Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
  • 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.
  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
  • Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
  • Explain or demonstrate correct operation or preventive maintenance of medical equipment to personnel.
  • 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..
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
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Education & Training:
  Associate degree
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $54,407.00 $26.16 $18.66 $20.63 - $30.04
Bridgeport/Stamford $57,569.00 $27.68 $20.06 $22.41 - $30.90
Danbury $49,167.00 $23.64 $17.48 $18.63 - $24.90
Hartford $57,144.00 $27.48 $20.08 $22.75 - $29.67
New Haven $52,552.00 $25.27 $18.54 $20.46 - $30.00
New London/Norwich $66,651.00 $32.05 $27.76 $27.49 - $36.14
Waterbury $41,778.00 $20.09 $15.98 $16.50 - $22.30
Torrington $45,062.00 $21.67 $15.19 $16.06 - $27.75
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