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Biomedical Engineer Specialist

Chantilly, Virginia

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Category Laboratory Location Chantilly, Virginia Job function Operations Job family Laboratory Operations
Shift Day Employee type Regular Full-Time Work mode On-site

Biomedical Engineer Specialist

Chantilly, VA - Monday to Friday (Rotational Saturday)

Seeking experienced field service engineers!

Multiple opportunities available nationwide (Hiring in VA, CA, TX, MA)!

Sign on Bonus and Relocation Assistance available!

Benefits Information:
We are proud to offer best-in-class benefits and programs to support employees and their families in living healthy, happy lives. Our pay and benefit plans have been designed to promote employee health in all respects – physical, financial, and developmental. Depending on whether it is a part-time or full-time position, some of the benefits offered may include:
 Medical/Prescription Drugs
 Dental
 Vision
 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
 Supplemental Health Plans
 401(k) Plan – Company match dollar-for-dollar up to 5%
 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
 Supplemental Life Insurance
 Dependent Life Insurance
 Short- and Long-Term Disability buy-up
 Blueprint for Wellness
 Emotional Well-Being Resources
 Educational Assistance
 Paid time off / Health Time
 Variable Compensation Plans
 Sales Incentive Plans

The Biomedical Specialist is an on-site engineering position that is member of our growing Biomed team. Specifically, this expert level position will be working on robotic systems such as automated liquid handlers, (e.g., liquid handling robots). This role solves equipment problems quickly and efficiently using all resources available including personal knowledge and expertise, vendor advanced training, technical manuals, and schematics.

  • • Considerable knowledge of electronic circuitry and technical aspects of the operation, repair, and maintenance of complex electromechanical equipment. Basic knowledge of instrument interface and communications.
    • Provides preventive and corrective maintenance and maintains documentation of all service events, tests, and maintenance performed on clinical equipment.
    • Ability to run diagnostic programs; ability to write diagnostic programs a plus
    • Works to ensure instrumentation is up and functioning at all times to achieve production goals; provides status reports on a regular schedule
    • Work closely with Biomedical Management coordinating departmental priorities, budgeting, setting goals and evaluating progress toward achieving department objectives.
    • Act as a liaison to other service engineers or field service engineers.
    • Determine priority of equipment repair or maintenance.
    • Maintain an accurate parts inventory; and ensure all repairs are completed in a cost-efficient manner.
    • Interact professionally and courteously with all levels of laboratory personnel when servicing and/or maintaining equipment.
    • The Biomedical Specialist must be able to work independently, establish priorities and manage multiple projects.
    • Train junior BMET’s on higher complexity repairs.


Preferred Work Experience:  

Minimum 8 years of proven successful service experience on complex laboratory or medical instrumentation; or three years at an OEM as an FSE working directly on automated liquid handlers.


  • The Biomedical Specialist must demonstrate responsibility of increasingly complex devices and systems and will be responsible for the proper operation, repair, and preventive maintenance carried out on all assigned equipment in the laboratory. Able to understand, interpret and implement instructions from technical manuals. Adheres to all company and industry accepted electrical, electronic and biological safety procedures while performing job duties.
  • Electronics and engineering; robotics and programming a plus.


  • Excellent problem solving skills, independent thinker 
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. 

Bachelor's degree (strongly preferred)

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • Manual dexterity adequate to handle small tools requiring intricate manipulations of small pieces in confined areas. 
  • Must be able to differentiate between color coded wires and interpret visual readouts.  Must pass color blindness screening.  
  • Must be able to react to auditory warnings and messages. 
  • Will be required to lift up to 50 pounds. 
  • Will require prolonged period of standings in addition to bending, stooping, reaching & squatting. 

While we appreciate and value our staffing partners, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Quest will not be responsible for paying agency fees for any individual as to whom an agency has sent an unsolicited resume.


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We’re committed to helping our people live a healthier lifestyle. One way we do this is by offering a comprehensive total rewards package, so you can take care of yourself and the ones you love. Find out how our benefits provide you with everything you need to thrive—now and in the future.

  • Medical, supplemental health, dental, and vision

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  • Annual incentive plans

    All eligible employees are invited to participate in our success in our annual incentive bonus plan payout.

  • 401(k)

    You’re eligible to join the Quest Diagnostics 401(k) Plan on your date of hire. The company will match up to 5% of your annual salary.

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