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Medical Equipment Repairers - 49-9062.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Biomed Tech (Biomedical Technician)
  • Biomedical Electronics Technician
  • Biomedical Engineering Technician (BMET)
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
  • Dental Equipment Technician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Repair Technician
  • Service Technician
  • X-ray Service Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Compute power and space requirements for installing medical, dental, or related equipment and install units to manufacturers' specifications.
  • Contribute expertise to develop medical maintenance standard operating procedures.
  • Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair, or replace defective parts, such as motors, clutches, or transformers.
  • Evaluate technical specifications to identify equipment or systems best suited for intended use and possible purchase, based on specifications, user needs, or technical requirements.
  • Examine medical equipment or facility's structural environment and check for proper use of equipment to protect patients and staff from electrical or mechanical hazards and to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Explain or demonstrate correct operation or preventive maintenance of medical equipment to personnel.
  • Fabricate, dress down, or substitute parts or major new items to modify equipment to meet unique operational or research needs, working from job orders, sketches, modification orders, samples, or discussions with operating officials.
  • Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Make computations relating to load requirements of wiring or equipment, using algebraic expressions and standard formulas.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
  • Plan and carry out work assignments, using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, or liquid or air flow sheets, following prescribed regulations, directives, or other instructions as required.
  • Repair shop equipment, metal furniture, or hospital equipment, including welding broken parts or replacing missing parts, or bring item into local shop for major repairs.
  • Research catalogs or repair part lists to locate sources for repair parts, requisitioning parts and recording their receipt.
  • Solder loose connections, using soldering iron.
  • Study technical manuals or attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
  • Supervise or advise subordinate personnel.
  • Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
  • Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design.
  • Calculate requirements for equipment installation or repair projects.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Train others in operational procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Biomedical Equipment Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Basic Biomedical Equipment System Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Bio-Medical Equipment Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Computer/Detection Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Equipment Repair Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Fire Control Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Maintenance Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hemodialysis Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Medical Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Equipment Repairer, Advanced (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Equipment Repairer, Unit Level (Army - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Senior Electronics Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • X-Ray Biomedical Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Dental-Equip Install and Services
  • Electromedical Equip Repairer (Medical Equipment Repairer)
  • Surgical Instrument Repair Specialist

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Dental-Equipment Installer and Servicer
  • Electromedical-Equipment Repairer
  • Medical-Equipment Repairer
  • Radiological-Equipment Specialist