Biomedical Engineering Technologist

Work Area: 
Base site is any site that is supported by Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering. This is to be determined at the time of hiring.
Base Site: 
Job Category: 
Biomedical Engineering
Acute Care Hospital
0800 - 1600; 1500 - 2300
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

The Biomedical Engineering Technologist is part of an integrated team, which provides a full range of biomedical engineering services in support of the safe, efficient and effective utilization of medical technology across Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health (collectively, the “Organizations”). Duties include troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating, testing, inspecting, and maintaining a wide variety of biomedical and electronic equipment, devices and ancillary products used for patient diagnosis and treatment; participating in incident investigations and hazard follow-up involving medical technology; and providing input related to device modification and capital and non-capital purchasing including the development of specifications and review of tenders as requested. Also provides orientation and/or technical support to clinical staff on matters related to medical technology such as appropriate equipment practices and operation of equipment, devices and ancillary products in the clinical environment.


Comprehensive knowledge of the operating and maintenance practices and procedures for most medical equipment, current computer troubleshooting and networking knowledge, and proven component-level repair skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently on medical equipment.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to organize work.
Demonstrated ability to address issues with analytical reasoning and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to deal courteously with vendors, colleagues, hospital staff and equipment users in stressful situations.
Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment, including test equipment and tools.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position including good finger dexterity, close vision and colour discrimination.


Graduation of a recognized program in Biomedical Engineering Technology or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Valid BC Drivers License and access to a vehicle to travel with tools and equipment for work purposes.