Members of the US Air Force medical forces work hard to make sure that they are able to give efficient and consistent medical service to different US Air Force and US Military Servicemembers. Members of the military that need assistance come to Military medical facilities for treatment. The need for trained enlisted personnel to service and maintain equipment is high. The Biomedical Equipment apprentice is the person directly responsible for the medical equipment to keep it in top running order
The medical care that is provided for its Servicemembers by the Air Force is some of the finest quality care found anywhere in the world. You will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance on equipment that literally is used to save lives every day. You will learn advanced and basic principals of hydraulics, electronics, pneumatics, and other sciences and specialties so that you can perform the duties of your job. All of the different complex electronic machinery and electro mechanical equipment that is used by medical professionals will be in your purvey. You will learn about operations and maintenance procedures on clinical equipment, steam sterilizers, anesthesia systems, physiological monitoring systems, electrocardiographs, mobile and fixed X-Ray systems. Your equipment that you oversee and maintain is crucial to the mission and success of the Air Force Medical Facilities team. You will be taught about procedures using specific test equipment and tools, and how to perform tests and diagnostic measures. You have the opportunity to work among medical professionals, and by extension you are a part of the treatment team. You will be sent to technical training where after graduation you will work to help maintain some of the finest medical equipment anywhere in the world. You will work on, test and maintain equipment in base hospitals and clinics, as well as deployment to the field to service advanced medical equipment, facilities support equipment, and field communications gear.
You will study and learn about approx. 40 different medical equipment systems and types of devices. This type of equipment requires frequent and precise adjustment, monitoring and maintenance. Working in the Biomedical Equipment field in the Air Force is a rewarding job choice. You will work to keep different types of medical equipment in specifications and maintained according to military specifications.