Medical Equipment Repairers

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Medical Equipment Repairers

Medical Equipment Repairers - Overview

Medical equipment repairers install, test, adjust, and repair medical equipment.

Medical equipment repairers maintain a variety of technical equipment, such as:

  • X-ray machines
  • Scanners
  • Ultrasound machines
  • Defibrillators
  • Patient monitors

Medical equipment repairers install new equipment and test it for safety. They also test the facility for electrical hazards. Medical equipment repairers teach staff how to use the equipment. They do routine scheduled maintenance on all equipment in hospitals and health facilities.

Repairers use meters and test instruments to inspect equipment that is not working. They adjust the equipment using tools and measuring devices. Repairers refer to manufacturers' manuals, technical drawings, or blueprints.

Sometimes medical equipment repairers need to take apart equipment that is not working properly. They remove and replace faulty parts. They may send components such as circuit boards to the manufacturer for repair. Repairers use hand tools such as motors and switches. They solder loose connections. They also clean and lubricate equipment parts.

Repairers record the repair and maintenance work they do, including manufacturer updates. They also study manuals or take additional training to keep their skills up to date.

Some repairers specialize in one type of medical equipment, while others are trained to work on a variety of equipment.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.