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Biomedical Equipment Tech I

Traverse City, MI


Posted on December 8, 2018

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About Biomedical Equipment Tech I

Munson Healthcare is seeking a Biomedical Equipment Tech I for our progressive and growing Clinical Engineering department. For over 100 years, Munson Healthcare has provided quality care for the people of Northern Michigan. Our nine-hospital system serves 540,000 people living in a breathtakingly scenic, four-season recreational region. Traverse City is well known as one of America’s “must see” places for family vacations, fine arts, local craft beer and wine, farm-to-table food, fun festivals, sailing, golf, hiking, skiing, fishing, and miles of pristine freshwater shoreline. While Northern Michigan prides itself on being a great place to live, Munson Healthcare prides itself on being a great place to work!

In this position, you will provide calibration, installation, planned maintenance, safety testing, routine and emergency service and repair to general and various specialized radiology equipment. The ideal candidate will possess strong customer service and communication skills, the ability to work as both a team member and independently, and be dedicated to providing safe, reliable medical equipment for the care of our patients.


High school graduate (GED or equivalent).

Munson Healthcare prefers employees in BMET 1 positions to be enrolled in an Associate’s degree program for Biomedical Equipment Technology or Electronics Technology.

BMET 1’s must be able to demonstrate general understanding of the theory of operation and basic principles associated with the use of medical equipment and the instrumentation needed to maintain medical devices.

Must be able to lift medium loads (50 pounds of less) occasionally (0-33% of the workday); must be able to work seated and walk frequently (34-67% of the workday); must have good hearing and speaking ability.


Biomedical 1 Technicians work under the supervision of the Clinical Engineering Manager Also, will work with direction from Biomedical 2&3 Technicians.

Working area covers all Munson Healthcare owned and affiliated facilities. Has daily working contact with hospital employees, medical staff, patients and visitors.

Some projects will include working together with other Munson Healthcare departments such as Plant Engineering and Information Technology.

Biomedical 1 Technicians will be involved in “on-the-job” training received from other Clinical Engineering staff.


X No direct clinical contact with patients


  1. Supports the mission, vision, and values statements of Munson Healthcare.

  2. Embraces and supports the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) philosophy of Munson Healthcare: We are committed to the name “Munson” meaning excellence. We will provide services that meet our customers’ requirements every time.

  3. Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment to My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  4. Acknowledges that safety is self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and work within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques. Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure.

  5. Must be familiar with and be able to demonstrate use of common electrical test equipment, including oscilloscopes, DMM’s and others special test equipment and simulators specific to medical equipment calibration and repair.

  6. May be consulted regarding various code requirements and compliance by members of management within the healthcare system.

  7. May be required to demonstrate the repair and operations of associated equipment to other Clinical Engineering employees.

  8. Must be able to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, wiring diagrams, installation manuals, applications notes, technical manuals, engineering drawings, schematics, ladders diagrams and also be able to prepare drawing and sketches.

  9. Must be able to perform job assignments in a professional and businesslike manner.

  10. Must be able to prepare reports, keep records and maintain a clean and orderly work area.

  11. Must be able to analyze and isolate the medical systems mechanical or electronic malfunction, determine repairs required, initiate paperwork to order parts, determine downtime, repair, adjust and calibrate all within a reasonable time period.

  12. Must be able to examine medical equipment systems for sign of improper operation, evidence of deterioration, unreported malfunctions and suitability of unit to requirements.

  13. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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