Biomedical Technician (BMET) Entry Level with International Travel
Full Time Travel
Title: Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)–Entry Level
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Reports To: Sr. Director, Biomedical Operations
Type of Position: Full Time
Hours 40/week Exempt
Are you ready to see the world and visit some of the most exotic places you have always dreamed about or seen in magazines such as Tahiti, Cozumel, Barbados, and more! If you are an entry-level biomedical equipment technician (BMET) and are looking for a challenging, yet very rewarding career with advanced equipment training opportunities, excellent benefits, advancement opportunities, competitive pay, look no further!
VIKAND is the world-leader in providing medical and healthcare technology support to the maritime industry including vacation island destinations, off-shore energy, commercial shipping & fishing, luxury yachting, luxury residential ships, and cruise lines. We are looking for the perfect candidate who is ready to take on a new challenge and join our team here in South Florida.
The role of the Entry-Level Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)position is filled with exciting opportunities which will allow you to build on the fundamental skills which you have acquired thus far. You will be based at our home office in beautiful down town Fort Lauderdale, FL where you will not only enhance your biomedical skills, but also develop and enhance your skills in receiving, processing, and preparing medical equipment and parts for installation and shipping. We have an amazing logistic team who will work as your counterpart to ensure all medical equipment and parts are processed quickly and accurately. Additionally, you will learn how to use one of the most advanced biomedical equipment maintenance software platforms on the market. Our data administration team will train you how to become an expert in the system which will become your pipeline for asset and maintenance data. You will enhance your ability to inspect, test, diagnose, and repair medical equipment. You will learn how to communicate with medical teams around the world to remotely troubleshoot and isolate problems. You will also be trained on the process of visiting customer locations including onboard the ships. Today’s environment has allowed for opportunity of broadening our capability of working remotely from our customer’s locations. VIKAND utilizes Microsoft Teams, One Drive, and other platforms which allow us to work efficiently and effectively from anywhere. You will work with a biomedical team who have a diverse knowledge but are spread throughout the world and utilizing the technology at hand you will be able to chat, video call, and attend regularly scheduled meetings with them.
This is a permanent, full-time position which requires the BMET to be present at VIKAND Mon-Fri 9am –5pm. The BMET must be able to come in early, stay late, and work a weekend when needed to meet a project deadline or handle a shipment.
•Eligibility to excellent health, vision and dental coverage for you and your family. (VIKAND currently pays for your coverage and 50% of your family coverage)
•Short term disability and life insurance available
•Eligibility to 401(k) plan subject to plan terms.
•10 days paid vacation time (available after 30-days. Must be used within calendar year. Cannot be cashed in or rolled over.)
•6 personal/sick days (available immediately. Must be used within calendar year. Cannot be cashed in or rolled over.)
•7 paid floating National Holidays determined annually by VIKAND
•Mileage reimbursement when driving your own vehicle to/from local job sites
•Specialized training opportunities through manufacturer courses
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Work with the Biomedical Operations Specialists (BOS) to create, track, and modify biomedical asset records and work orders in the biomedical CMMS
•Perform asset tagging and inventory updates of customer spare equipment and parts
•Receive, process and stock parts and supplies
•Pull, process, and package parts, equipment and supplies for shipment and/or delivery
•Receive medical equipment from suppliers, process and prepare for customer delivery including asset tagging, data entry into the biomedical CMMS, work order creation, and initial PM service of the equipment
•Perform remote technical support, preventive maintenance& repair services (in-shop, locally, domestically within the US, and globally)through the performance of inspection, assessment, testing, calibration, and troubleshooting of equipment with some supervision
•Create and submit part requests to appropriate department
•Attend regularly scheduled meetings with clients as a team
•Work collectively with other team members to ensure all tasks are completed on time and correctly
•Unless traveling, the BMET must work from the VIKAND office as required
•Remote technical support may require responses outside of 9-5 hours. Therefore the BMET will be required to monitor email and Teams traffic and be reasonably available during evening and weekends
•Read and respond to technical support emails as quickly and accurately as possible.
•Preventive Maintenance & service visits routinely take place on weekends. The BMET must be available for weekend morning & afternoon services when required.
•Attend online webinars and other training opportunities when provided. Attend required meetings, biomedical and shipping training when provided
•Amount of travel required: up to 50%
•Undergo COVID-19 PCR testing prior to ship visits, and when traveling as per customer, CDC, local, state, federal, and other countries require.
•1 to 3years on the job experience as a Biomedical Equipment Technician
•Understanding of NFPA-99, TJC, AAMI, and other regulatory bodies and their regulations
•Basic understanding of AC/DC electronics and theories of operations of medical equipment
•Experience in using biomedical equipment test equipment
•Experience with the inspection, assessment, testing and calibration of Ventilators, Infusion Pumps, Syringe Drivers, Defibrillators, Patient Monitors, Patient Beds, and other biomedical equipment
•Basic experience in the packaging, labeling, and shipping of packages
•Experienced and proficient with Microsoft products to include but not limited to Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, & OneDrive
•Must work well with others in a team environment
•Must be able to complete tasks within appropriate time with limited supervision
•Ability to document reports and work orders in both a technical and easy to understand manner with minimal mistakes in grammar, spelling, and technical recommendations
•Must demonstrate strong time and project management skills
•Must be willing to work weekends as required
•Must be able to lift and move up to 50lbs
•Must be able to speak, read and write fluently in English
•Must demonstrate strong attention to detail skills and be able to prioritize tasks
•Must present a professional appearance
•Must be able pass background check, apply for, and be eligible for TWIC and Port ID cards
•Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
•Must live local to Fort Lauderdale or surrounding area(no relocation allowance provided)Preferred
•Associates Degree in biomedical equipment technology
•AAMI Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) certification or willingness to obtain
•Experience with TMS biomedical software
•Experienced in the installation, modification, and updates of hardware, software and firmware
•Experience within the cruise/maritime logistics industry
•Speaks other languages
Please send resume via the form below with Biomed Technician in the subject line.
Locations: Florida (FL)