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Biomed Engineer Technician

Alameda, California, United States
February 05, 2018

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William E Truchinski

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Broad-based Biomedical Engineering Technician, focused on continuous learning and professional growth. Strong team orientation and creative problem-solver.

Eight years of biomedical engineering experience, with expert knowledge in ultrasound devices (GE, Siemens, Philips). Fully proficient on Medrad Stellant injectors, Lasers, Alaris pumps, maintenance of Varian Linear accelerators. Expertise on a wide range of equipment in hospital settings, with the exception of Nuclear Medicine devices and respirators.

Trained in the United States Air Force. Honorably discharged after 4 years. Held a top secret crypto security clearance.

Associates degree in Process Control Instrumentation, and an additional diploma in machine tool and die.

Highly aware of, and compliant with, hospital safety procedures and working environments.

Very efficient in achieving monthly assignments on PMs and work daily work orders. Complete tasks in a comprehensive fashion, requiring no call-backs. Volunteer to assist co-workers as available.

Coordinates activities/purchases between external vendors and hospital departments, following appropriate procedures.

Maintains awareness of the unique needs of each department, and the priorities of each.

Communicates in a timely manner with stakeholders at multiple levels.


TriMedx, Indianapolis, IN (working out of Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA) April 2014 - Present

Biomedical Equipment Technician II

●Perform performance assurance inspections, scheduled maintenance, electrical safety inspections, and operation verification procedures on ultrasound equipment, Medrad Stellant injector systems & other equipment as assigned.

●Inform supervisors of the status of repairs, scheduled inspections, unusual equipment situations, and any customer concerns.

●Coordinate and document the activities of vendors, and outside service technicians to ensure proper service delivery.

●Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the equipment database to include the inventory, performance assurance schedule, nomenclature, and service history.

●Adhere to the Medical Equipment Management Plan, including all regulatory agency compliances and other applicable policies and procedures.

●Build and maintain customer relationships

●Maintain biomedical expertise through ongoing training and education.

●Serve as a positive representative of TriMedx by integrating the core values into job performance.

Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, IL October 2011 – November, 2013

Lead Biomedical Engineer

●Supervised two Biomedical Engineer Technicians in a 140-bed hospital, with additional satellite locations.

●Provided full range of biomedical equipment coverage (pumps, beds, Medrad injectors, EKG, monitors, telemetry equipment, defibrillators, ambulance equipment, etc.).

●Maintained RSQ software documentation of work orders and equipment maintenance logs.

●Coordinated with maintenance crew to ensure seamless delivery of hospital service and support.

●Ensured safe, timely, and comprehensive delivery of professional-level biomed services.

●Partnered with hospital IT on switch and server installation for wifi-enabled equipment/library updates.

●Position was eliminated when hospital outsourced biomedical services.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, WI December 2007-August 2010

Biomedical Technician II

●Trained in Varian Linear Accelerator (Maintenance I, Maintenance II, MLC Class). Identified a fiber issue that had remained unresolved for three years previously.

●Maintained defibrillators, pumps, EKG systems, monitors, telemetry, OR equipment, helicopter and ambulance electronics, blood pressure devices, sensors, lab equipment, incubators, and other equipment (too many to list).

●Safety-checked outlying clinic equipment (treadmills, exercise machines, nurse calls, etc.).

●Deployed 140 Dynamap blood pressure monitors, including training to 800 nurse users.

●Identified, isolated, and repaired laboratory incubation issues.

●Left position to move to Chicago-area for personal reasons.

Between October 2004 to December 2007, and April 1993 to December 2000, I held a variety of short-term process-control instrumentation positions. I prefer to work in the biomedical industry, both because of its stability and its mission.

Marshfield Clinic, Genetics Laboratory, Marshfield, WI December 2000-September 2004

Instrumentation Technician (Genetics)

●Maintained all the laboratory equipment.

●Designed and built prototypes to be used in genetics research.

●Evaluated and improved data output processes.

●Fine-tuned the DNA water-bath amplification system.

●Voyager prototype to enhance DNA SCAFUD imaging and data mapping

●Position funding ran out, leading to RIF.

Morton-Thiokol, Inc., Brigham City, UT October 1986 – March 1993

Instrumentation Technician, Electronic Systems Technician

●Tested solid rocket boosters for NASA, with 800-1200 channels of instrumentation.

●Refurbished thousands of cables to NASA specifications.

●Extreme safety awareness required due to fire, explosives, and unstable chemicals or reagents.

●Worked primarily in process control instrumentation (scales, autoclaves, etc.), with additional assignments in the areas of X-Ray and C&C three-axis and five-axis milling machines.

●Trained in team development processes and team communication and effectiveness techniques.


Air Force Electronics Systems Training (ELAB), 4 years. Human Reliability Program. Security Clearance.

Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. AAS, Process Controls Instrumentation, and

Technical Diploma, Machine Tool & Die Technician.

Technical Training and associated certifications on Varian Linear Accelerator, Medrad injector systems, Conquest technical support training for ultrasound equipment.

A variety of additional training on equipment-specific hospital and instrumentation devices.

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