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Army MOS 68A Biomedical Equipment Repair Specialist

Electronic instruments are used in all areas of the Army, especially within the Army’s health care team. The Biomedical Equipment Specialist is primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining all medical equipment. The equipment you’ll be working with will possibly involve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical and radiological principals.

Some of your duties as a Biomedical Equipment Specialist may include:

Perform preventive maintenance checks
Service all medical equipment
Troubleshoot malfunctioning or defective medically related equipment
Figure out power and space requirements for medical equipment installations
Install medical equipment
Prepare and submit medical equipment reports

Job training for a Medical Equipment Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 41 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you learn are:

Principles of electronics
Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
Equipment repair exercises

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Medical Equipment Repairer provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Medical Equipment Repairer, you may be involved in:

Establish and maintain procedures to ensure an effective preventive maintenance program
Perform quality control and acceptance inspections on medical equipment and medically related equipment
Provide medical maintenance advice to units not authorized 68A3O/4O/5O personnel
Contribute to the development of medical maintenance Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Supervise, advise and assist in the training of subordinate personnel and may serve as Team Leader for maintenance operations

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Biomedical Equipment Specialist will help prepare you for a future as an electronic instrument repairer with civilian manufacturing, medical research and satellite communications firms or even commercial airline companies.

Through your extensive Army training and experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians certification as a Certified Electronics Technician,
Associate Level or a Certified Electronics Technician, Journeyman Level-Medical.

Related Army Positions
Computer/Detection Systems Repairer (94F)

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