Biomedical Technician/BESS - General (Level I)

Clearance Level
Field Engineering
Palo Alto, California

REQ#: RQ138677

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: MBI (T2)
Requisition Type: Regular
At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Biomedical Technician/Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS) supporting the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), National Biomedical Contractor Support Services IDIQ project, you will be trusted to provide exceptional health care that improves Veteran health and well-being. This mission guides the Office of Healthcare Technology Management’s (HTM) support for patient care to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

The ideal Biomedical Technician/Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS) performs duties related to biomedical equipment, device, or system inspection, installation, asset management, preventive maintenance, scheduled maintenance, troubleshooting, and/or repair.  This position also supports the medical device integration with the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM).    This biomedical technician possesses skills necessary to inspect, install, maintain, and sustain biomedical equipment and devices that may be integrated or interfaced with the new electronic health record.

  • Inspect selected new medical equipment or devices and perform quality assurance check to assure that equipment conforms to manufacturer literature for components, parts, and performance.
  • Install selected new medical equipment or devices in accordance with manufacturer’s literature, certification to perform installation actions, and/or biomedical engineering department authorization to perform installation.
  • Operationalize new medical equipment or devices so that items perform designed functions in accordance with manufacturer’s literature.
  • Inventory and determine asset location and availability in accordance with medical equipment and/or asset management records.
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks in accordance with manufacturer’s literature and/or biomedical engineering department’s standard operating procedures.
  • Perform troubleshooting of equipment or device malfunction to determine source or cause of defect or malfunction.
  • Perform scheduled and/or unscheduled maintenance per certification for designated medical equipment or devices or biomedical engineering department’s authorization to perform maintenance and repair of designated equipment and devices.


Required Skills and Experience

  • A two-year associate degree or higher in an applied science or equivalent military training.
  • Demonstrated competency to perform operational verification procedures, planned maintenance, and repair service on various types of medical equipment.
  • Understanding of regulatory agencies’ requirements, industry regulatory requirements and International Standard Organization standards.
  • Familiarity with the setup and application of test equipment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical literature, schematics, and drawings.
  • To qualify for a Level I position - A minimum of one year of hospital or healthcare experience performing medical equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience in or with a VA medical center’s biomedical engineering department
  • Experience working in or with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
  • Understanding of VISN, VA medical center, and Biomedical Engineering department operations 


  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities


The likely hourly rate for this position is between $18.40 - $27.60, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.