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Engineer Biomedical II - Seattle, WA

Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 954957 Date posted 04/21/2022
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Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Technology Manager and Lead Biomedical Engineer, perform duties pertaining to acquisition, installation, calibration, corrective repair, preventive maintenance and decommissioning of equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Advises on specifications for purchases on new equipment and recommends replacement of obsolete or irreparable equipment. Provides new product evaluation as requested.

  • Consults and collaborates with key stakeholders to prepare for installation and deployment of medical equipment and systems, including but not limited to electrical, mechanical, gas, pneumatics, software, networking and integration to data/information retention systems. Performs or coordinates assembly and installation of medical equipment, including but not limited to electrical, mechanical, gas, pneumatics, software, networking and integration to data/information retention systems. Prepares periodic maintenance instructions for medical equipment. Performs required safety inspection and performance assurance on new medical equipment. Assess medical equipment and systems for compliance with HIPAA storage and security policies. Completes documentation for entry into the centralized maintenance management system. Completes and maintains system function, configuration and support documentation.

  • Directly performs or schedules with outside service vendors the performance assessment and preventive maintenance on a variety of equipment per established procedures. Documents work performed.

  • Analyzes and corrects malfunctions on a variety of medical equipment systems. Analysis and corrective methods include but are not limited to observation of front panel and controls; interpretation of block and schematic diagrams; utilization of appropriate test equipment; replacement of components, PC boards, sub-systems and software; adjustment and restoration of network connectivity and integration to data/information retention systems; calibration and adjustment to manufacturers specifications; working with clinical personnel to correct operator based problems; documentation of work performed including that provided by outside service.

  • Performs or coordinates remediation action on medical equipment safety and recall hazard alerts.

  • Performs investigative evaluation of medical equipment involved in patient and employee incidents / accidents. Documents findings and reports as required.

  • Provides training and assigns work orders to third party service vendors and student trainees.

  • Completes documentation of action taken in the centralized maintenance management system.

  • Performs or coordinates the decommissioning of medical equipment per established policies.

  • Assists, as required, with staff in-service education. Cross train new employees on use on test equipment, department procedure, and medical system support.

  • Education - Develops and implements a plan for professional growth. Maintains current with advancing technology, including Kaiser provided training as required to perform duties.

  • Performs miscellaneous duties as directed in support of the need of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience servicing medical equipment and CBET certification OR minimum four (4) years of experience servicing medical equipment.


  • AAS degree in Biomedical Equipment Service Technology, Electronic Service Technology, or Computer Service Technology from an accredited program or military training in Biomedical Equipment training or Electronic Systems Support or a non-military tech school diploma.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Biomedical Equipment Technician Certificate (AAMI) required at hire

  • Driver's License (Washington) required at hire


Additional Requirements:

  • Proficient in the use of testing instruments, devices, simulators, and tools associated with servicing electronic equipment.

  • Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness.

  • Reading, writing, and fluently speaking and, understanding English.

  • Background servicing and repairing electronic and electromechanical equipment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in the following areas: Customer service, interpersonal relations, adaptability, change management, decision making, oral communication, problem solving, project management, quality management, results orientation, teamwork, and written communication.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and skill using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

  • Computer networking certification.

  • Background servicing medical equipment with emphasis on multi manufacturer experience and years of service.

  • Experience servicing computer client-server systems.

Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill North Building Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Renton Admin Adam - BE Support Services - 1130 Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time 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.