Instrument Tech Job Description

Instrument Tech Job Description

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Instrument tech provides technical support and assistance to operating room staff within a sterile environment regarding the assembly and operation of surgical instruments, equipment and supplies.

Instrument Tech Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Duties are performed in accordance with guidelines from the FDA, State Department of Health, OSHA, AAMI and the Manufacturer to ensure that our patients receive exceptional care
Responsible for the decontamination, assembly and sterilization of surgical instrumentation for the main OR, labor and delivery, C-section and all of our offsite clinics
Cleans and distributes Patient Care equipment, obtains and tracks rental equipment, cleans and sterilizes all vendor instruments
Communicates with the OR staff to help with instrument turnovers, conflicts
Assists the OR staff with patient positioning and transporting
Accurately assembles instrument trays
Sterilizes instruments
Returns sterile instruments to their proper location
Stocks patient care equipment
Operates Steam Sterilizers and Washer Disinfector

Instrument Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Instrument Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AAMI, CPR, AHA, BCLS, CRCST, BLS, CEU, ACLS, CSP, ISA

Education for Instrument Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the instrument tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Education, Department of Education, Electronics, Associates, Technology, Medical, Industrial, Graduate, General Education

Skills for Instrument Tech

Desired skills for instrument tech include:

New developments in sterile processing and distribution
Aseptic technique and surgical instruments and equipment
Sterilization concepts and methods
Aseptic technique
Preparing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies
Surgical instruments for all Surgical Services
Medical terminology and nomenclature of equipment used in the department
On the job training within three months of employment as demonstrated by competency
Proper procedure to follow during a cardiac arrest in the O.R
ISO/GMP requirements

Desired experience for instrument tech includes:

Accurately reads and documents biological results
Properly cleans patient care equipment
Ability to accurately identify specialty instrumentation Preferred
Ability to accurately process complex instrumentation Preferred
1-2 years of Position-Related Experience Preferred
Associates Degree or Graduate of a Technical School Preferred

Instrument Tech Examples


Instrument Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of instrument tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for instrument tech
  • Learning, observing, and following safe work practices
  • Plan, Layout, and install electrical and instrumentation wires to facility equipment per engineering work orders and schematics
  • Perform electrical and instrumentation buildup and installations in compliance with National Electric Code and NASA standard guidelines
  • Plan, Layout, assemble and install cable tray or conduit to facility equipment per engineering work orders
  • Perform buildup of power distribution or data and control system panels per engineering work orders and schematics
  • Perform buildup of cable assemblies from engineering work orders and electrical schematics
  • Use basic machine shop tools such as drill presses, band saws, sheet metal brakes, belt sanders, or shears to support facility or test stand buildups
  • Disassemble and reassemble motors, generators, switchgear, transfer switches and other similar equipment during buildup or troubleshooting activities
  • Demonstrate competent use of basic electrical measurement devices (voltage, current, ) given an engineering work order and schematics
  • Trace out existing system wiring to verify or update facility drawings
Qualifications for instrument tech
  • Fanuc and ABB robotics experience is a plus
  • One year experience in surgical instrument sterilization processing
  • Able to run HiVac sterilizer, ultrasound and washer sterilizer, disinfector, and gravity displacement autoclaves
  • Legible writing, strong verbal skills and computer skills
  • Knowledge of sterilization techniques, instruments and processing
  • Knowledge of basic math calculations such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume

Instrument Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of instrument tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for instrument tech
  • Perform elevated work from ladders, scaffolding, raised platforms, man-lifts or other similar raised locations
  • Perform work in confined spaces as required
  • Support test duty stations as required
  • Maintain good communications with internal customers to ensure satisfactory service levels
  • Properly maintain lab stock inventory, test equipment, tools, and technical data
  • Troubleshooting, including as needed root cause analysis and repairing instruments
  • Troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical problems in instrumented systems
  • Test, troubleshoot, rework and touch-up printed circuit boards
  • Troubleshoot, repair and provide preventative maintenance of internal and external customer instrumentation with minimum direct supervision, as requested, in accordance with current ISO standards and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards
  • Train on and work to applicable Field Service procedures and bulletins
Qualifications for instrument tech
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as MS Word, MS Excel
  • Must have a thorough knowledge/skill handling stored energy and lock-out/tag-out procedures (electrical and mechanical) and of Arc-Flash precautionary procedures
  • Currently enrolled and pursuing an Bachelors degree in Electrical Maintenance, Instrumentation, Control Systems/Automation, or Industrial Electronics with a graduation date Summer 2017 or Fall 2017
  • 18 months previous experience working in the Clinton Maintenance shops in a similar roleAbility to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Climbing and maintaining ladders, scaffolds, structures, above and below ground level
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds from ground level, waist level and overhead

Instrument Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an instrument tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for instrument tech
  • May occasionally work with R&D Engineers and Lab Technicians to help diagnose problems and prescribe corrective action as necessary
  • Document rework and assembly processes with level of detail for others to replicate
  • Build and solder cable or basic circuit board assemblies under the direction of lead technician or engineer
  • Assemble instrumentation, systems, and assemblies from engineering guidance, assembly drawings, or spreadsheet bills of materials
  • Under the direction of an engineer, modify or fabricate breadboard or prototype components, using electrical and hand tools
  • Create fixturing or assembly aids as needed to improve assembly efficiency, increase throughput, or enable the assembly process
  • Document assembly problems, incorrect part counts, component substitutions , in a lab notebook, or electronically in a database or spreadsheet at the discretion of the lead engineer
  • Inspect critical dimensions of components and assemblies using standard measurement tools
  • Generate or update design documentation, manually or with assistance from designer / drafters
  • Carry out test protocols from written procedures including data collection
Qualifications for instrument tech
  • Minimum of five years in a Central Service or Surgical instrument processing area
  • Interpersonal skills conducive to participating on a self-directed work team
  • Nine months to one year of instrumentation training provided
  • And correspondence
  • Be capable of working around rotating equipment and high pressure systems of power plants
  • Be capable of working safely around and with energized circuits

Instrument Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an instrument tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for instrument tech
  • Examining color-coded resistors and wiring, wiring within Safety Instrumented Systems and control circuits, and circuit boards for defects in operation
  • Examining process control equipment for defects in operation, dismantling or partially dismantling equipment
  • Performing minor software modifications to computer based Control equipment
  • Understanding Instrument loop diagrams and both ladder and Boolean logic
  • Handles the decontamination, assembly and sterilization of surgical instrumentation for the main OR, labor and delivery, C-section and all of our offsite clinics
  • Deliver and maintain chemistry laboratory equipment in good working order
  • Supervise students and faculty in equipment operation
  • Acquire new equipment
  • Maintain the Rector Science Building
  • Generate and maintain comprehensive equipment repair documents
Qualifications for instrument tech
  • Be capable of wearing personal protective equipment including respirator
  • Not be impaired by colorblindness
  • Be able to adjust to work in hot, cold, damp, and dry environments
  • Be able to climb and work in high places
  • Be able to work in confined spaces
  • Possess good dexterity

Instrument Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an instrument tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for instrument tech
  • Participate in the Chemical Safety Committee
  • Maintaining the vessel control system, the DCS, all offshore communications equipment, electronic and navigation aids and other marine electronics
  • Liaising with the relevant onshore support engineer(s) and vendor reps to ensure that the integrity of software is maintained and no unauthorised changes are made
  • Responsibility for ensuring integrity and certification of any third party equipment shipped to the vessel
  • May be required to work in clean rooms and restricted environments using specific procedures
  • Inventories and communicates the implant and equipment inventory status with the C.P
  • Appropriately responds to emergency situations by making sure that all emergency, trauma and add-on cases are picked properly and sent to the O.R
  • Technician will work closely with the OR team
  • Executing planned and corrective Instrumentation and Control maintenance work
  • Acting as member of Normally Unmanned Installation Intervention Team, as required
Qualifications for instrument tech
  • Perform Journeyman Instrument and Control Technician level duties
  • Have a defined number of journeyman Electrician skills
  • Work with other crafts to support jobs requiring electrical technical assistance
  • Competently utilize standard test and maintenance equipment, hand tools, and power tools to include for example
  • Competently utilize design drawings, electrical and instrumentation prints, and technical manuals
  • Repair and maintain facility instrumentation

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