Midwestern University Biomedical Equipment Technician in Glendale, Arizona

The Biomedical Equipment and Service Contract Coordinator will broaden the scope of services of Campus Facilities. This is a full time position that supports the Midwestern University Glendale, AZ campus. The position will assist research and clinical facilities to maintain equipment. This position will report to the Director of Operations and is expected to work closely with faculty and research personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under direction, performs routine and complex tasks associated with the installation, maintenance, and basic repair of a diverse range of research laboratory instrument and equipment.

  • Performs scheduled maintenance on laboratory equipment using test equipment.

  • Performs equipment calibrations.

  • Performs corrective and preventative maintenance and special requests as needed.

  • Communicates effectively to ensure that appropriate accommodations (e.g., electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.) are made to install new research equipment.

  • Assists laboratories in obtaining loaner equipment, as needed.

  • Works with researchers to ensure all incoming laboratory equipment is inspected, calibrated and/or certified, as needed.

  • Assists in identifying and recommending replacement of equipment that is obsolete, has extensive repair history, or has identified safety issues.

  • Assists in budgetary planning by recommending equipment to be maintained on external service contracts or to be removed from the external service contract which includes budgeting for repairs and maintenance.

  • Provides appropriate input into capital equipment purchases and budgeting.

  • Conducts evaluations of equipment.

  • Responsible for negotiating equipment service contracts on specialized laboratory equipment that cannot be repaired in-house. Manage and negotiate unified service contracts.

  • Schedules and oversees equipment repairs provided by an external source.

  • Determine most cost effective repair/resolution to minimize equipment downtime.

  • Additional duties as assigned by Director of Operations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrates initiative and judgement in prioritizing job activities to achieve objectives.

  • Ability to provide technical support to researchers on operational or maintenance aspects of equipment.

  • Ability to read color codes on wiring and electronic components.

  • Ability to comprehend and follow both written and oral communications

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, the Midwestern University community and the general public.

  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, in an emergency situation.

  • Ability to function in a BSL-2 environment, if necessary.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or GED is required. Associates degree in electronics, or biomedical equipment technology or comparable experience with appropriate certifications is preferred. Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) a plus. Minimum of 6 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and years of related experience to acquire competency in applying skills to a research laboratory environment. Knowledge in electronic circuitry, refrigeration, instrumentations, calibrations and troubleshooting. Ability to read schematics, wiring diagrams and illustrated parts drawing of research instrumentation. Maintenance skills in electronics, mechanical or electromechanical device repair.

Computer Skills

Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Knowledge of email, database management, spreadsheet and word processor applications.

Interpersonal Skills

The successful candidate will be required to interact in a prompt, responsive, professional and respectful manner with a wide variety of departments, personnel and interests ranging from research, clinical and administrative staff, faculty, department managers and university and clinic administrators.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).