Health technologist - Salary and Career
Maintenance Managers

Health technologist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They manage maintenance, repair and renovation activities of facilities and equipment in industrial, commercial and service companies, ensuring that equipment, materials, infrastructure facilities and buildings are available for use. They advise on the acquisition and implementation of new technologies, they can carry out technical interventions on equipment. They define and optimize the means and methods of maintenance and improve the performance of production facilities and/or services in terms of costs and equipment utilization rates. They participate in investment projects and care for safety, health and the environment. They coordinate teams of technicians, technologists and engineers.

How much does an Health technologist earn

A Health technologist earns between $1.764 and $9.006 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.994 and a median salary of $3.792 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 180 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Health technologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.994 47.934 999 20
1º Quartile 1.764 21.173 441 9
Median Salary 3.792 45.504 948 19
3º Quartile 6.868 82.419 1.717 35
Higher Salary 9.006 108.070 2.251 46

Professional job categories

  • Senior members of the public power, managers of public interest organizations and companies, managers
    • managers
      • support area managers
        • maintenance managers

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Main workplaces

Maintenance Managers they work in industrial, commercial and service companies, where they command teams of engineers, supervisors and maintenance and repair technicians. They actively participate in processes of reorganization and reform of production, commercial activity or services, and in the selection and implementation of new technologies. They can work under pressure and in some activities, such as hospitals, are exposed to intense noise, toxic materials, radiation and biological hazards, factors that can lead to physical and mental fatigue, maintain a formal employment relationship and work with occasional supervision.

What does it take to work in the field of Maintenance Managers

For access to the occupation of project and maintenance manager, normally, a degree in engineering and five years of previous experience in the maintenance area is required. Technologists in biomedical systems require a degree in technology and less than one year of experience.

Functions and activities of Health technologist

Maintenance Managers must:

  • implementing maintenance activities;
  • train the team;
  • manage teams;
  • coordinate projects;
  • coordinate maintenance planning and scheduling activities;
  • advise the acquisition of new technologies;
  • implement maintenance activities;
  • empower team;
  • improve safety, health, environment and quality conditions;
  • manage resources;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • advising the acquisition of new technologies;

  • Activities

    • guiding operators of biomedical equipment;
    • develop a maintenance plan;
    • assign team to project;
    • research technological innovations;
    • promote job rotation;
    • select employees to hire;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • optimize processes and energy resources;
    • ensure safety, health, environment and quality;
    • work under pressure;
    • check technical specification and equipment operation;
    • develop maintenance innovations;
    • describe project scope;
    • build a functional organization chart;
    • focus on results;
    • adapt machines, equipment and installations to the standards;
    • check staff satisfaction level;
    • delegate activities;
    • manage technical documentation of equipment;
    • elaborate a technical opinion;
    • interpret customer needs;
    • control compliance with standards;
    • qualify suppliers;
    • request infrastructure adequacy;
    • institute professional development plan;
    • work safely;
    • participate in events (seminars, lectures, fairs);
    • collaborate in the definition of safety, health policies , environment and quality;
    • convert strategies into plans;
    • work in cross-functional teams;
    • encourage new ideas;
    • plan downtime of machinery, equipment and facilities;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • minimize losses;
    • define human and financial resources;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • adjust the amount of maintenance resources to the production level;
    • inform techno-surveillance of adverse events;
    • map potential problems;
    • elaborate technical specification;
    • establish rules for compliance with safety policies, health, environment and quality;
    • manage maintenance stocks;
    • act proactively;
    • manage conflicts;
    • promote preventive attitudes and measures;
    • request purchases;
    • write reports;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • specify materials, equipment and services;
    • choose maintenance techniques;
    • recommend repair or replacement of equipment;
    • optimize use of financial resources;
    • outline outsourcing policy;
    • participate in risk management;
    • implement maintenance routine;
    • empower user of biomedical equipment;
    • measure team performance;
    • make decisions;
    • develop suppliers;
    • elaborate equipment inventory;
    • analyzing cost benefit (acquisition, lease, lending);
    • assign roles to each position;
    • perform preventive maintenance and calibrations;
    • evaluate budgets;
    • define maintenance policy;
    • supervise the installation of equipment;
    • evaluate the infrastructure for installation;
    • audit compliance with standards;
    • monitor project development;
    • set goals and performance indicators;
    • evaluate results;
    • view projects;
    • negotiate downtime schedule;
    • authorize payments;
    • approve projects;
    • develop an acquisition plan;
    • providing the implementation of proposed improvements;
    • identify the company with the best results;
    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • analyze inspection reports of machinery, equipment and facilities;
    • explicit goals and indicators;
    • assign roles to each position;
    • evaluate equipment obsolescence;
    • reveal systemic vision;
    • charge results;
    • participate in the definition of new projects;
    • ensure compliance with budgets;
    • develop maintenance procedures and instructions;
    • guide the team to achieve results;
    • ensure compliance with the maintenance plan;
    • develop a training program;
    • manage contracted services;
    • supervise budgeting;
    • introducing innovations in the area of maintenance;
    • carry out actions for the safety and effectiveness of equipment;

    Sectors that hire Health technologist the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • complementary diagnostic and therapeutic services activities
    • wholesale of instruments and materials for medical, surgical, hospital and laboratory use
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • wholesale of machines, apparatus and equipment for dental-medical-hospital use
    • manufacture of non-electronic instruments and utensils for medical, surgical, dental and laboratory use
    • clinical laboratories
    • health plans
    • engineering services
    • maintenance and repair of measuring, testing and control apparatus and instruments

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