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Biomedical Engineering Technologist 2

Requisition ID: 312629 

Position Number: 20033332

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Clinical Engineering BMETs HSC 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: OEM-HSC

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 05/02/2022 - Indefinite

Reason for Term: Other Leave

FTE: 0.60 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $32.419, $33.737, $35.157, $36.003, $36.965


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

A fully capable, knowledgeable, and experienced biomedical engineering technologist, the incumbent works independently under minimal supervision. He/she is responsible for daily technical support activities related to equipment and devices used within clinical, allied health, and/or support service departments that are the technologist's designated areas of responsibility. The individual may also be assigned responsibility outside his/her normally designated areas of responsibility. The incumbent is responsible for the repair, performance assurance, preventive maintenance, and other technical work including: incoming inspection of equipment; broad-based clinical technical support of assigned hospital departments; equipment modification; instrument development; risk management; electrical safety activities; teaching medical and nursing staff; evaluation of equipment; product acquisition; coordination of outside contractors, vendors, agencies and other departments; carrying out Special Service Programs; administrative duties; and CE staff development. The incumbent will interface with internal and external customers to understand and conceptualize requirements, offering creative suggestions to fulfill deliverables. This person will be perceived by customers as an expert in the CE field. The incumbent works directly with a wide variety of health care professionals (physicians, nurses, allied health, support), as well as patients, in the course of his/her duties. The incumbent may be required to test, repair and maintain electromedical and related equipment at other facilities during normal and outside normal working hours. The incumbent carries out all tasks in a manner consistent with accepted departmental programs, policies, guidelines, and practices, and in accordance with the Collective Agreement.


  • A minimum three years experience directly related to Clinical or Biomedical Engineering is required.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Graduation from an Electronics Technology or specific Biomedical Engineering Technology program required.
  • Must have, or obtain within two years of incumbency, training through recognized computer hardware and software courses.
  • The position requires a demonstrated knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology; could be obtained by CD, class, distance or self-study, if not previously obtained.


  • Must be certified as an Electronic Engineering Technologist by CTTAM (Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba Inc.).
  • Certification as a Biomedical Engineering Technologist by the International Certification Commission (ICC) CBET Program is preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.

  • Good English communication skills, both written and oral, and good interpersonal skills required.
  • Must maintain a mature, professional manner and appearance.
  • Must have good organizational and time management skills, the ability to grasp concepts quickly, and a strong customer service focus.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and make decisions using sound judgment.
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in PC use and office productivity software applications such as word processor, spreadsheet and database is required.
  • Must have willingness and adaptability to work flexible shifts as requested.

Physical Requirements

  • Position involves walking fairly long distances, long periods of standing, and lifting equipment, supplies, parts, etc. (approximately 25 kg).
  • The position routinely involves working with small delicate instrumentation requiring manual dexterity and normal vision, with or without correction.
  • Incumbents may be exposed to solvents used as cleaning agents for solder flux remover, switch cleaners and other chemicals used in electronic maintenance.

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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