Lab Service Engineer I

US-MI-Detroit
Job ID
2017-7826
Category
Clinical Engineering
Company Name
TriMedx, LLC

Overview

The Laboratory Service Engineer I installs, inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and verifies the performance of low-end clinical laboratory equipment related to hematology, chemistry, coagulation & histology. The Laboratory Service Engineer may serve as an advisor to medical and clinical staff in the specification, acquisition, safe use, and proper operation of specialty equipment. The individual also may serve as an advisor to other TRIMEDX personnel on technical matters concerning specialty equipment. This position is responsible for communicating equipment status and inspection results to supervisors and laboratory directors and must document all work to comply with accreditation agencies. The individual demonstrates adherence to the TRIMEDX core values in all professional interactions by showing respect to all people, adding value, initiating meaningful change, and exhibiting integrity.

Responsibilities

Technical Service (40%)

  • Perform performance assurance (PA) inspections, scheduled maintenance, electrical safety inspections (ESI), and operation verification procedures (OVP) on low-end and some high-end laboratory equipment
  • Repair, install, and calibrate low-end and some high-end laboratory equipment
  • Inform supervisors of the status of repairs, scheduled inspections, unusual equipment situations, and any customer concerns
  • Work with, direct, and document the activities of subcontractors, vendors, and outside service technicians to ensure proper service delivery
  • Maintain laboratory expertise through ongoing training and education
  • Assist with Service Operations Special Projects as assigned and contribute to the development of others through mentoring and sharing expertise

Regulatory Compliance (25%)

  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the equipment database to include the inventory, performance assurance (PA) schedules, nomenclature, and service history
  • Assist laboratory in preparing for lab specific accreditation inspections (CAP, CLIA, COLA)
  • Adheres to the Medical Equipment Management Plan (MEMP), including all regulatory agency compliances and other applicable policies and procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring all service and documentation is complete, timely, and accurate

Account Relationship Management (25%)

  • Build and maintain customer relationships
  • Discuss equipment status and functionality with laboratory technicians
  • Make recommendations to laboratory management regarding service strategy and capital equipment purchases
  • Adheres to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the organization(s) served.
  • Provide a positive representation of TRIMEDX services by integrating the core values into job performance

Inventory 10 %

  • Perform periodic inspections of current inventory status
  • Verify the completion of security analysis for new customer equipment
  • Performs Incoming Inspections (II) to maintain a complete and accurate inventory of laboratory devices, including trial and evaluation, rental, and loaner equipment in addition to permanently assigned equipment inventory.
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of the equipment database to include inventory, performance assurance (PA) schedules, nomenclature, and service history
  • Make recommendations regarding inventory

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  • Associates degree in technology, electronics, or a related field required
  • Minimum 6 months working with biomedical or laboratory equipment in a hospital or clinical engineering environment

Knowledge

  • Problem solving skills to diagnose problems and develop solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid drivers license required; variable travel requirements depending on primary site that may require use of personal vehicle

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