Equipment Management Supervisor

  • American Red Cross
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Sep 26, 2017

Job Description

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Job Description:


  • Bachelors degree in Electronics or Biomedical Equipment Technology, or related field.
  • 3 years related experience to include at least 1 year of supervisory experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A valid drivers license with a good driving record.
  • Knowledge of operations in a biologics, pharmaceutical, or medical device-manufacturing environment required.
  • Knowledge of federal regulatory and quality assurance practices / principles related to medical industry manufacturing required.
  • Refrigeration knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to interpret basic schematics, wiring diagrams and illustrated parts drawings of biomedical equipment and instrumentation.
  • Ability to read color codes on wiring and electronic components.
  • Must deal effectively with management and staff.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision required. Meet milestones and deadlines appropriately.
  • A working knowledge of e-mail, database management, spreadsheet, and work processor applications.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays if needed. Ability to take support call.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow both written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain neat and accurate records.


Responsible for the supervision of equipment management system, performance of activities related to preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance, calibration and repairs for complex biomedical equipment. Supervises and executes qualification on all types of biomedical equipment ensuring that the equipment functions properly and documentation is maintained that indicates the equipment is suitable for use in the manufacture, collection, storage or distribution of blood products. Participates in Validation Master Plan (VMP) development and execution. Serves as technical expert and provides support to end users.

Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, Safety Quality Identity Potency Purity (SQUIPP), regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other applicable Federal, state and local regulations.

  • Supervises staff including hiring, training, evaluation, and counseling to ensure a well-qualified team and operational success.
  • Supervises and performs scheduled Preventative Maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and other maintenance activities on basic and complex biomedical equipment.
  • Supervises and executes qualification protocols, documenting results of Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ), and Performance Qualifications (PQ) as necessary.
  • Maintains calibration status of equipment used in the preventative maintenance of equipment.
  • Serve as System Administrator for the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) used to track and maintain records on biomedical equipment.
  • Conduct technical reviews, manage data, generate reports, participate in change management activities, review and approve documents.
  • Develops documents such as job plans, protocols, Validation Master Plan, and other documents as applicable.
  • Monitor the status of corrective actions for problems and regulatory observations.
    Assists in inter-departmental training on regulatory procedures and Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Ensure compliance with ARCBS directives, state and federal regulations, and AABB standards.
    Ensures that operational departments have sufficient operating equipment based on pending equipment repair/ replacement to conduct collections and manufacturing operations.
  • Schedules equipment downtime with the appropriate operational staff to ensure that production and distribution impact is minimal.
  • Communicates with the operational departments for outside vendor's service needs or supplies / equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary to support organizational, regional and departmental business and quality goals.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of staff so classified.

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The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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