Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers
Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments. Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices. Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment. Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment. Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations. 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. Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair, or replace defective parts, such as motors, clutches, or transformers. 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. Research catalogs or repair part lists to locate sources for repair parts, requisitioning parts and recording their receipt. Solder loose connections, using soldering iron. Explain or demonstrate correct operation or preventive maintenance of medical equipment to personnel. Contribute expertise to develop medical maintenance standard operating procedures. Evaluate technical specifications to identify equipment or systems best suited for intended use and possible purchase, based on specifications, user needs, or technical requirements. Study technical manuals or attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $15.77   Entry $32,797.00
Mean $23.36   Mean $48,586.00
Experience $27.16 Experience $56,486.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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49-9062.00 Medical Equipment Repairers