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Field Engineer

Primary Location North Hollywood, California Worker Location Onsite Job Number 1271657 Date posted 05/31/2024
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Job Summary:

Perform and document preventive maintenance, safety checks, quality control procedures, and routine repairs on all instruments and equipment located in assigned laboratories, minimizing downtime and keep in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Perform and document periodic instrument preventive maintenance and ensure compliance to specifications and regulations.

  • Employ basic understanding of quality control procedures. Verify accurate and precise performance of instrumentation.

  • Perform and document routine troubleshooting procedures, start-up, shutdown, and operational checks.

  • Inspect, document, and rectify safety hazards.

  • Document, update, and maintain instrument/equipment inventory in laboratories.

  • Document, update, and maintain parts and supplies inventory required to perform functions.

  • Inspect, verify, and provide documentation for all services performed at a laboratory site, within the Laboratory Instrumentation Department and by means of the telephone.

  • Test, diagnose, and repair electronic circuits, employing the basics of analog and digital electronics to the component level.

  • Repair, maintain, and demonstrate an intermediate understanding of pneumatic, hydraulic, and hydro-pneumatic systems.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
Basic Qualifications:


  • Four years experience troubleshooting  some combination of clinical laboratory, electromechanical, optical, robotic, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.

  • Must complete and successfully pass the Basic Computer Literacy Assessment. (The Basic Computer Literacy Assessment score must be current within one (1) year. Please contact Human Resources for testing.)Excellent communication skills needed.


  • Two year degree (AA or AS) in electronics, computer science, and/or biomed; or equivalent experience, which could include Military Biomed training.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Drivers License (in location where applicable)

Additional Requirements:

  • Basic computer hardware and software skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical laboratory experience.

  • Prefer Sysmex Hematology (XN) or Beckman Immunoassay  (Access2) or Sysmex or Beckman UA experience.  


  • Travel is 85-100%; able to lift up to 50 lbs. 

Primary Location: California,North Hollywood,Sherman Way Central Lab E Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B03|IUOE|Local 501 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Sherman Way Central Lab-Bldg A - Biomed-Instrument Maintenance - 0806 Pay Range: $36.94 - $43.38 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest