Job Description

Job Title: Surgical Instrument RepairTech (Magee)
Job ID: 86523964
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7a - 3:30p
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Corporate Supply Chain
Department: BIO - Admin
Location: 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The Surgical Instrument Repair Technician (SIRT) performs repairs, inspections, and preventive maintenance on the multitude of handheld surgical instrument types and patterns used throughout the UPMC Health System and its affiliates as well as physician offices other institutions and other BioTronics Inc clients. Works under minimal supervision and relies on experience and prudent judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals. The position assists in the development and institution of repair techniques and procedures and evaluates third party repair work as needed.

  • Understand, implement and provide training on specific regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in the development of all levels of surgical instrument staff.
  • Priority Class 'Low' Equipment includes but is not limited to: Lab equipment, physical therapy equipment, saws, dental equipment, compressors, and general patient care equipment, arthroscopy instruments, standard scissors, forceps, retractors, elevators, ortho curettes, osteotomes, chisels, bone cutters, printer and PC peripherals. Priority Class `Medium Equipment includes but is not limited to: Patient monitoring systems, video equipment, warmers (blood and fluid), scope washers, lab equipment (analyzers), oximeters, infusion devices, diagnostic test equipment (pulmonary), NIBP units, humidifiers, oxygen equipment (respiratory), nerve/muscle stimulator, Doppler, computer work stations, pumps, tourniquets, SCD, hypothermia, EKG machines, ultrasound (PT), OR tables, OR lights and sonics, rongeurs, needle holders, general imaging/radiology equipment.
  • Travel between UPMC sites, hospital affiliates, and institutions for services with BioTronics Inc is required.Use of personal vehicle may be required.
  • Priority Class 'High' Equipment includes but is not limited to: ESU, ventricular assist devices, nursery incubators, pacemakers, thermocyclers, spectrophotometer, portable bypass system, injectors, muse system, defibrillator, ultrasound (diagnostic), x-ray imagers, x-ray portables, x-ray processors, x-ray tables, x-ray TV systems, Cranes-Buckys, scope sterilizers, washer decontaminators, cart washers, orthopedic specialty instruments, servers and gateways. Priority Class 'Specialty' Equipment includes but is not limited to: Nuclear camera, CT scanners, cath lab systems, dialysis, anesthesia, ventilators, sterilizers (steam and ETO), gas plasma sterilizers, tunnel washer, lasers, MRI, linear accelerator, perfusion equipment, surgical endoscope repair, system installations and relocations, diagnostic software support, clinical application and mapping systems.
  • Perform routinely preventive maintenance, inspection and repair on surgical instrumentation to include Low, Medium, High and Specialty groups.
  • Understand and follow all repair and sharpening standards related to surgical instruments (ANSI Standards).
  • Required to be familiar with other specialized tooling positioning devices and jigs used in all surgical specialties.
  • Maintain records of all work activities in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (ITS) and Kronos system.
  • Provide consultation to administration, nursing, and medical staff regarding operational, training, application and technological advancements of medical instrumentation.


  • Journeyman papers/Certificate of Completion in PA. (or other state) Dept. of Labor and Industry Apprenticeship as Machinist or Tool and Die Maker or equivalent military training and/or experience.
  • Five (5) years experience in repair and refurbishment of all types of handheld surgical instruments.
  • Proficiency in fabrication and modification of small parts necessary for specialized repairs.
  • Superior knowledge of various instrument pattern types and their uses.
  • Superior knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, hospital structure and regulatory requirements (as applicable).
  • Superior Computer skills as required to operate a Computerized Maintenance Management System and common office software including but not limited to MS Office.
  • May in the course of duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with the mediction is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $23.75 to $41.09 / hour

Union Position: No

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