Job Description

Job Title: Equipment Planner
Job ID: 705459
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Construction
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Under general direction of Program Director, Construction, coordinate with various departments and physicians to determine medical surgical equipment needs to be installed as a part of hospital construction projects. Work closely with outside vendors and supply chain management to ensure that equipment specifications are accurately communicated to the architects and engineers for incorporation into the construction documents.

  • Work with the project management team and users to determine the equipment to be ordered for specific projects. This includes the type of beds, monitoring systems, equipment booms, special treatment lighting, etc. Review the equipment list with the responsible department representative.
  • Obtain equipment cost estimates and advise the project managers.
  • Manage the acquisition, delivery and installation of equipment for projects.
  • Attend the construction meetings to understand the timeline and orders equipment to meet timelines.
  • Maintain an on-going knowledge of the current medical equipment trends, updating the procurement standards as needed. Communicate with Supply Chain Management regarding new types of equipment and coordinate trials of new equipment with the clinical user.
  • Order all medical equipment for the projects and coordinate with the project management team to be certain that the equipment is installed correctly and in a timely fashion.
  • Communicate with UPMC Biotronics department to recycle medical equipment within the UPMC system as appropriate.
  • Provide consultation to other UPMC hospitals as appropriate.


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Basic Science or related technical field is required. 
  • Three years of planning experience in a hospital setting or working in the hospital equipment industry. 
  • Solid knowledge of hospital construction and health care equipment is required. 
  • Good project management skills are required. 
  • Strong collaboration, communication and teamwork skills are required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $26.64 to $44.88

Union Position: No

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