Date Posted
04 / 06 / 2021
Hours Required
40 Hours
Biomed Engineering
Associates Degree Required
Mount Auburn Hospital - Cambridge, MA

Biomedical Technician

Mount Auburn Hospital - Cambridge, MA

OUTCOME Medical equipment in the hospital will be tested, repaired, and calibrated to manufacturers' specifications. Records of equipment repairs and preventive maintenance performed are entered into the computer maintenance program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. Responds to requests from the Nursing Department within one hour to initiate repairs of equipment.

2. Performs preventive maintenance and calibration of medical equipment on a scheduled basis, to assure equipment is working to manufacturer's specifications.

3. Performs preventive maintenance on other biomedical equipment on a monthly basis. Completes preventive maintenance on 95% of equipment assigned.

4. Enters all work performed on equipment into the computerized equipment maintenance program within 24 hours of completion.

5. Repairs faulty equipment by soldering, replacing parts, and testing, using a variety of hand tools in order to restore equipment to normal operation.

6. Ensures that newly purchased biomedical equipment meets both manufacturer and hospital specifications by examining and testing it for proper functioning, and installing it.

7. Maintains knowledge of current trends an developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals, and other literature, and attending related conferences and seminars.

8. Maintains a 24-hour availability for emergencies.



1. Associate's degree in Biomedical Engineering.

2. Knowledge in the repair and maintenance of medical equipment.

3. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 80% of work time when isolating, identifying, and repairing patient care equipment malfunctions and documenting same.

4. Analytical skills in order to analyze biomedical equipment problems, determine if operational or functional problems are present, and repair and calibrate equipment.

5. Interpersonal skills in order to gather and exchange relatively complex patient care equipment functioning information.


1. Works on equipment in-patient care areas, including the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit, etc.

2. Occasional exposure to contaminated equipment and sick patients.

3. Works with small hand tools 25% of the time.

4. Soldering and fine hand manipulation 35% of the time.