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68A - Biomedical Equipment Specialist

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Basic Job Description

The Biomedical Equipment Specialist is primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining all medical equipment. The equipment they work on involve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical and radiological principals.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Performs preventive maintenance checks and services (i.e., test, operate, lubricates, adjusts, tightens, and cleans) all medical equipment. Troubleshoots to isolate malfunctioning or defective components and/or boards on Medically related equipment. Computes power and space requirements for installation medical equipment and installs units to manufacturer's specifications. Prepares and submits medical equipment reports.

Supervises the performance of preventive maintenance checks and services (i.e., test, operates, lubricates, adjusts, tightens, and cleans) of medical equipment. Troubleshoots to isolate and repair malfunctioning or defective components and/or boards on medically related equipment. Participates in planning power and space requirements for the installation of medical equipment and supervises the installation to manufacturer's specifications. Prepares and submits medical equipment reports. Contributes to the development of medical maintenance Standing Operating Procedures. Performs quality control functions at all levels of medical maintenance. Supervises and advises subordinate personnel.

Training Information

Job training for a medical equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 41 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are: Principles of electronics, use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment and equipment repair exercises.

ASVAB Score Required: 107 in aptitude area EL

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

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  • Medical Equipment Repairers

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