What does an Equipment Technician do?

Equipment technicians analyze root causes of equipment failures and propose corrective actions. They provide round-the-clock support for clients and troubleshoot their equipment problems and concerns. They also perform regular inspections to identify and correct equipment malfunctions, repairs and replacements. Equipment technicians help assemble, test, and maintain company equipment and read and understand equipment operations and maintenance manuals. They provide employee assistance and on-the-job training when requested and propose improvements to enhance equipment reliability and performance.

Equipment technicians ensure their work adheres to company policies and safety regulations and maintain their working facility in a clean, safe, and organized way. They maintain the equipment they work with and document any maintenance and repair procedures for future reference. Equipment technicians develop cost reduction initiatives by utilizing materials and resources effectively and maintaining inventory control of equipment, tools, and parts. Equipment technicians need a high school diploma and technical certification.

What responsibilities are common for Equipment Technician jobs?
  • Load and unload rental equipment, and prepare equipment for rental.
  • Maintain all tools and equipment in clean, safe, working order.
  • Monitor and track the repair status of inoperative equipment.
  • Prepare, submit, and maintain records of work orders and parts issued.
  • Clean all trucks and maintain a clean work area.
  • Plan, organize, and communicate responsibilities and priorities to ensure the successful operation of the department.
  • Assist on various special projects for medical equipment systems.
  • Checkout and demonstrate trucks for customers as well as delivering truck.
  • Responsible for good housekeeping in the shop and at the job site.
  • Put the team ahead of individual needs and display a positive attitude.
  • Greet customers and assist with inquiries about equipment.
  • Perform tasks to support the technical services group as required.
  • Perform QC analysis, identify product changes and segregates as required.
  • Completing each repair job in a timely, efficient and professional manner.
  • Research for maintenance issues and projects, and provide reports, briefings, white papers, and articles.
  • Define problems: Collect data, established facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Complete small electrical repairs and welding projects as needed.
  • Interface with end-users, department managers and supervisors on routine issues.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and adherence to all work safety policies, procedures, and governing requirements.
What are the typical qualifications for Equipment Technician jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in electronics engineering, engineering or logistics, or equivalent experience.
  • Hands-on experience with calibration and disassembly.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making abilities.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Displays strong work ethic.
  • Requires meticulous attention to detail.
EducationAssociate's Degree
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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does an Equipment Technician make near United States?

$55,732 /yr
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Equipment Technician Career Path

Learn how to become an Equipment Technician, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Read what Equipment Technician professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Flint Hills ResourcesFlint Hills Resources
I & E Technician
Nov 6, 2021

“Great place to work if you want to develop your career and move into other roles and get training.”

Micron TechnologyMicron Technology
Engineering Equipment Technician IV
Oct 17, 2021

“The group I work with are some of the finest people one could hope to work with.”

Biomedical Equipment Technician
Nov 14, 2022

“good pay and travel is nice”

Biomedical Equipment Technician II
Jun 29, 2023

“And honestly the only good part about the job is you cant be late to work.”

White Plains HospitalWhite Plains Hospital
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Jul 1, 2022

“Very pro education and great on the job training.”

Paper Machinery CorporationPaper Machinery Corporation
Agriculture Equipment Technician Instructor
Aug 24, 2022

“call guys were always being sent out/over worked and people just didn't feel valued).”

Comprehensive Sleep Care CenterComprehensive Sleep Care Center
DME Technician
May 11, 2022

“There is a space for growing my career and I am looking forward to that.”

Advanced WatertekAdvanced Watertek
Plant and Equipment Manager
Dec 11, 2021

“Good company good punctual to pay salaries”

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When working as an Equipment Technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Gaskets, Regulators, Views, eNGINE Maintenance, and Test Equipment.

The most similar professions to Equipment Technician are:
  • Service Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Technician
  • Maintenance Manager

The most common qualifications to become an Equipment Technician include a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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