Laboratory Equipment Specialist
Dignity Health    •    Carmichael, CA    •    Posted: 8/10/2014

This position requires 5 years experience working in a clinical laboratory or servicing clinical laboratory equipment and an Associate's degree in technology, electronics, or a related field. Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or a related field is preferred. This position will primarily service the North State hospital"s in the Shasta/Redding/Red Bluff area, but will be required to be able to service Sacramento and San Joaquin area facilities.

Training and experience required for this position demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of: servicing high-end clinical laboratory equipment and knowledge of all low-end devices required;complex, highly technical instrumentation required. Skills: problem solving skills to diagnose problems and develop solutions; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; strong written and verbal communication skills.Ability to:work with higher level lab directors and upper management;focus on meeting customer needs;diagnose problems and develop solutions;learn and adapt to new technological developments;balance workload and prioritize high-end equipment.Candidates must have a valid California driver"s license, variable travel requirements depending on primary site that may require use of personal vehicle

The incumbent installs, inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates, and verifies the performance of high-end clinical laboratory equipment and laboratory automation systems related to hematology, chemistry, coagulation & histology. The Laboratory Service Engineer serves as an advisor to medical and clinical staff in the specification, acquisition, safe use, and proper operation of specialty equipment. This individual also serves as an advisor to other personnel on technical matters concerning specialty equipment. This position is responsible for communicating equipment status and inspection results to supervisors and laboratory directors and must document all work to comply with accreditation agencies. This position also contributes to department improvement and development by mentoring other associates. The individual demonstrates adherence to core values in all professional interactions by showing respect to all people, adding value, initiating meaningful change, and exhibiting integrity. Decision Making: Provides input on current and future policy, service, inspect, and install high-end laboratory equipment and automation systems.

The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy San Juan Medical Center and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.


Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a nationally recognized 370-bed, not-for-profit, Level II Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. It is one of the region"s largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community"s well-being, our 2,100 employees, 430 medical staff and 270 volunteers provide excellence in care for more than 150,000 patients each year.

Mercy San Juan Medical Center consistently receives national attention for the high quality care we provide. Recent recognition includes U.S. News & World Report"s list of 2011 Best Regional Hospitals and 2012 recognition from a national ratings organization that includes: Excellence Award in Critical Care/America"s 100 Best in Critical Care, Excellence Award in Neurosurgery and 5-star ratings in COPD, sepsis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, respiratory failure, neurosurgery, stroke, bowel obstruction and total knee replacement.

Among the medical services we provide are:

  • One of the Sacramento area"s leading Level II trauma centers, recognized nationally as a leader in trauma care
  • A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, ranked among the world"s elite for survival rates of premature infants
  • A comprehensive cardiac program that is part of the Mercy Heart and Vascular Institute, including cardiac surgery, cardiac catheterization and cardiac rehabilitation
  • The Mercy Neurological Institute of Northern California and Primary Stroke Center
  • The Mercy Cancer Institute, including nurse navigation and dedicated teams of specialists
  • The latest da Vinci robotic surgical system, with more robotic specialties offered than any other hospital in the region
  • The only MAKO robotic orthopedic surgery program in the region to provide partial knee resurfacing
  • A comprehensive Lung & Esophageal Center, with highly specialized diagnosis and sophisticated surgical treatments

As we embrace opportunities for enhancement and growth, we are eager to find professionals who share our vision. Ready to fulfill your life"s purpose? Please take a moment to discover more about what it is like to work here by visiting Because we see our employees as our most valuable assets, we offer great benefits, career growth, flexibility, training and leadership development.

Benefits Package Highlights:

  • Free Medical, Dental and Vision plan for full- and part-time employees and family
  • 100% Employer Paid Retirement Plan
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan (403B-tax deferred with employer contribution)
  • Medical Retiree Benefits
  • Generous and separate Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Smoke - Free Campus



Employment Type: Full-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Industry: Healthcare - Health Services
Education: Not Specified
Experience: Not Specified
Manages Others: Not Specified
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Job ID: 1400006228

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