Engineer Biomedical Equipment - Houston, TX req37033 in Houston, TX at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 5/12/2020

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Engineer Biomedical Equipment- Houston, Texas - Mon - Fri

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

As a Lab Technician you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, Lab Technicians play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we’re creating the lab of the future – an environment where you can deliver cutting edge diagnostics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

JOB SUMMARY:

The biomedical engineer is responsible for the proper operation, repair, and preventive maintenance carried out on all assigned equipment in the laboratory, ensuring a 24hr/7 day a week operation. Specifically, the specialist provides immediate on-site service for continuous instrument operation. The engineer must have a high level of expertise in repairing and extensive knowledge of the specific equipment needing support, specifically Olympus Au 5400 analyzers, hematology automated lines, automated sorter/aliquoters, and other similarly highly complex instrumentation. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, the calibration of equipment, training, inventory control, and documentation of all service. The biomedical specialist works independently, set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously. The biomedical specialist solves equipment problems quickly and efficiently using all resources available including personal knowledge and expertise, on the job training, vendor advanced training and technical manuals. The biomedical engineer must have formal training in electronics or biomedical engineering, be able to read schematics and understand, interpret, and implement instructions from technical manuals. The biomedical engineer must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and will be expected to keep departmental leads and lab management informed of his/her appraisal of equipment needs and impact on daily production, including time limits for completion. Proper operation of equipment is essential to the achievement of Quest Diagnostic's production and operational goals.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. The Biomedical Engineer is responsible for the operation, calibration, preventive maintenance and repair of all equipment in the laboratory. The Biomedical Engineer will: Ensure instrumentation is up and functioning at all times to achieve production goals. Work closely with the Technical Engineering team in coordinating departmental priorities, budgeting, and evaluating progress toward achieving department objectives. Determine priority of equipment repair or maintenance. Requisition all parts and materials as necessary in a cost efficient manner. Train/lead Biomedical Equipment Technicians on equipment maintenance and repairs. Communicate with Facilities Dept. in equipment related utility issues.
  2. Record Keeping - The Biomedical Engineer will maintain accurate and detailed records on all laboratory instrumentation to include service/repair reports, calibrations, and preventive maintenance.
  3. Safety - The Biomedical Specialist will adhere to all company and accepted industry electrical, electronic and biological safety procedures while performing job duties.
  4. Vendors - The Biomedical Specialist will coordinate shipment of vendor parts and act as a liaison to other service engineers or reps.
  5. Interpersonal Skills/Communication - The Biomedical Specialist is expected to: Interact professionally and courteously with all levels of laboratory personnel when servicing and/or maintaining equipment. Inform Managers/Supervisors of equipment needs, impact on daily production and time parameters for completion of repair/service.
  6. Attendance and Punctuality - This position requires prompt and regular daily attendance as well as being on a periodic call schedule.
  7. The Biomedical Specialist must be able to work independently, establish priorities and manage multiple projects.
  8. The incumbent will complete all job expectations as outlined by the Technical Engineering supervisor and management. This will be incorporated into an annual MBO. The Biomedical Engineer will respond to the needs and requests of internal clients and Quest Diagnostics management and staff in a professional and expedient manner. The Biomedical Specialist is expected to observe all compliance policies and safety policies and procedures, as directed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum Associates degree of applied Science - Electronics. (Military training or considerable experience will be considered).
  • Minimum eight years of proven successful service experience on complex laboratory or hospital instrumentation.
  • Extensive knowledge of chemistry, hematology, or similar instrumentation.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, independent thinker
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational skills.

PREFERENCES:

  • Computer experience in DOS and Windows environment.

PHYSICAL:

  • 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.

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