Biomedical Equipment Technician III (#RH0753)
$33.17-$40.32 Hourly / $5,749.72-$6,988.82 Monthly / $68,996.72-$83,865.95 Yearly


Under general supervision, leads technical staff, tests an repairs complex medical equipment and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the lead worker level class in the Biomedical Equipment Technician series. Incumbents supervise and train other Technicians and maintain a variety of complex medical equipment.


  • Supervises, trains, assigns, evaluates and reviews the work of assigned staff; assists in selection of staff.
  • Repairs and adjusts a variety of complex medical equipment; utilizes schematic diagrams and test instruments to locate malfunctions; develops and implements a preventive maintenance program for medical equipment; assists in testing and evaluating equipment prior to purchase.
  • Modifies and/or fabricates medical equipment to conform to new specifications or requirements.
  • Performs equipment and circuit safety inspections; records electrical measurement readings on equipment history files, assuring compliance with hospital licensing regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Assists in developing and providing in-service training programs related to safe operation of medical equipment.


Education: Completion of 60 semester units in an accredited college or university with a major in electronics or a related area or completion of an advanced military electronics school.

Experience: Two years experience in the repair, maintenance or modification of medical equipment.

Substitution: Additional-qualifying experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis.


A.C. and D.C. network analysis; electronic circuits, systems, tubes and transistors and related math; electronic test equipment; a wide range of complex medical equipment normally found in an acute-care hospital; occupational hazards and safety precautions; safety standards for electrical apparatus; State electrical codes; related hospital licensing regulations and accreditation standards; basic principles an practices of employee supervision and training.


Lead and train technical staff; react quickly an calmly to equipment malfunctions in emergency situations; install, modify, repair, maintain and locate defects in a variety of medical equipment; read and interpret circuit diagrams; maintain written records; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH0753; EST: 2/10/1993;