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Biomedical Equipment Engineer

Company: Quest Diagnostics
Location: Clifton
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:


Biomedical Equipment Engineer - Clifton, NJ - Monday to Friday

The Biomedical Equipment Engineer (BME) is responsible for the proper operation, repair, and Preventive Maintenance (PM) carried out on all assigned equipment in the laboratory, ensuring continuous, 24x7 operations. The role requires a high level of expertise in repair, PM, and extensive knowledge of the specific equipment needing support, including, but not limited to: Olympus AU series analyzers, hematology automated lines, automated sorter/aliquoters, mass spectrometers and other similarly highly complex instrumentation. Additional duties include the calibration and PM of equipment (i.e. centrifuges, pipettes, scales), inventory control, training and documentation. The BME works independently, sets priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously. The BME 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. This role requires excellent communication/interpersonal skills and is expected to keep departmental leads and lab management informed of equipment needs and impact on daily production, including time estimates for equipment repair.


  • Responsible for the calibration, preventive maintenance and repair of all equipment in the laboratory to ensure reliable operations. The Biomedical Engineer will: Ensure instrumentation is up and functioning at all times to achieve production goals, work closely with the Lab Operations and Reliability Engineering teams 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.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed CMMS records on all laboratory instrumentation to include service/repair reports, calibrations and preventive maintenance.
  • Adhere to all company and accepted industry electrical, electronic and biological safety procedures while performing job duties.
  • Collaborate with other labs and/or vendors to identify and source available equipment/parts during short-term, outage/repair situations.
  • 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.
  • Establish priorities and manage multiple projects.
  • Provide timely responses to internal clients and management requests. Qualifications


    Required Work Experience:
    • Minimum three to five years of proven successful service experience on complex laboratory or hospital instrumentation Preferred Work Experience:


      Physical and Mental Requirements:
      • 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. Knowledge:
        • Extensive knowledge of chemistry, hematology, or similar instrumentation
        • Extensive knowledge of the PM and / or calibration requirements of centrifuges, electronic scales, pipettes, decappers, microscopes, shakers, rockers, and warmers.
        • Experienced with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems)
        • Demonstrated ability to build and implement preventive maintenance programs to minimize equipment downtime / maximize lab instrument availability Skills:
          • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills, independent thinker
          • Proficient in reading electrical schematics to isolate a problem and determine root cause
          • Proficient in reading mechanical drawings to isolate a problem and determine root cause
          • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
          • Strong project management skills
          • Proficiency in MS Office products
          • Proficient in one or more Asset Reliability processes (i.e. TPM, RCFA, RCM, FMEA)

            Bachelor's Degree(Required)
            Master's Degree

            AB Sciex vendor training / certification
            Beckman Coulter vendor training / certification
            Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP)
            Certified Reliability Leader (CRL)
            Yasakawa / Motoman robotic systems training


Keywords: Quest Diagnostics, Clifton , Biomedical Equipment Engineer, Engineering , Clifton, New Jersey

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