Biomedical Electronics Technician 1 (Req #: 182212 ) - Seattle, WA

Employer: University of Washington

Job Description:
Req #: 182212
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/02/2020
Closing Info: Closes On 10/16/2020
Salary: $4,763.00 - $6,815.00
Shift: First Shift
Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

“Onsite work” in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

The Health Sciences Academic Services and Facilities’ (HSAS&F), Scientific Instruments (SI) unit has opportunities for a Biomedical Electronics Technician 1.

SI provides services that support patient care, laboratory and research equipment for University, state, federal and other publicly funded agencies. Services include technology management, regulatory compliance, preventive maintenance, routine or emergency repairs, and design and prototype development. SI is a self-sustaining unit. Major customers include UW Medical Center, Laboratory Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Physicians Neighborhood Clinics, Harborview Medical Center and NW Hospital.

The BMET 1 will perform entry-level Biomedical Electronics work such as troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, installing, testing and calibrating a variety of analog, digital and electromechanical instruments used in healthcare, clinical laboratories and medical research.

Under direct supervision, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, install, test and calibrate basic clinical, laboratory and medical research equipment.
Typical Tasks:
• Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair electronic, electromechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic device malfunctions to the system, device, assembly or component level as needed to best meet the clinical and financial needs of the customer.
• Repair or replace defective patient cables, probes or other accessories.
• Perform preventive maintenance by cleaning, lubricating, adjusting, calibrating, verifying performance and electrical safety testing.
• Document equipment inspections, repairs and failures in database.
• Confer with faculty, staff, healthcare providers, laboratory staff, students, vendors and management to resolve equipment problems.
• Provide technical assistance and instruction on equipment operation and maintenance to clinical and laboratory personnel.
• Schedule and oversee third-party repairs as necessary.
• Assist Senior BMETs in performance of their duties.
• May perform repairs on life support equipment under emergent conditions.
• Drive state vehicles to service equipment at off-campus locations.
• Fabricate custom devices, cables and accessories.
• Evaluate, make recommendations and approve devices for use on human subjects.
• Evaluate medical equipment involved in unusual incidents.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Performance Expectations:
• Cultivate positive working relationships with coworkers, management, customers, manufacturers, vendors and the general public
• Actively support the mission of Scientific Instruments and the University
• Set an example of professional appearance and demeanor
• Maintain accurate and timely documentation as required
• Maintain a clean, uncluttered and safe work environment
• Meet personal productivity and billing goals
• Continuously develop technical knowledge and skills by active participation in professional associations and by taking relevant training courses.
• Review and close work orders in a timely manner to insure compliance with customers PM requirements and insure prompt payment for services
• Actively participate in departmental quality and process improvement activities

An Associate's Degree in Biomedical Technology OR Equivalent education/experience OR Certification by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) as a candidate

Demonstrate the following communication skills:
• Proficiently read, write, understand and communicate in English commensurate with duties and responsibilities of this position
• Follow written and verbal instructions and procedures
• Present a polite, professional image of the department to both internal and external customers
• Demonstrate familiarity with terminology and concepts related to servicing medical and laboratory equipment and be able to effectively communicate these concepts to coworkers and customers.

Demonstrate basic computer literacy including ability to use:
• Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access and Outlook
• Voicemail & email
• Internet Browsers & search engines
• One or more Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) such as TMA, Maximo or TMS

Working Conditions:
Generally good working conditions. Possible hazards include exposure to electrical shock, ionizing radiation, chemicals and chemical fumes, high-pressure gasses, infectious diseases, and other hazards encountered in clinical and laboratory settings. Protective clothing and equipment may be required in certain environments such as sterile operating rooms, animal care areas and Biosafety Level 3 laboratories.

Conditions of Employment:
• Work Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM
• Must meet requirements to drive a University vehicle including possessing and maintaining a valid driver’s license
• May need to pass additional security screenings when required by customers

• Reports to a BMET Supervisor
• Receives daily work assignments and training from Senior BMETs.
• May direct the work of others under limited circumstances.

Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $4,763.00 - $6,815

Posted on October 06, 2020

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