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  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address:  250 North 17th Avenue

       Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,000 

Grade: 18

Job Summary:

This position will conduct routine and preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment, including but not limited to autoclaves, centrifuges, water purifiers, incubators, refrigerators, freezers, fume hood, Bio-Safety cabinets, and commercial dishwashers. Will ensure all work orders are addressed in a timely manner; Order parts and materials to repair all equipment and other Lab Building and Maintenance duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

-Troubleshoot, repair, test, and calibrate defective or malfunctioning laboratory equipment. Work with the Physical Plant Supervisor II to gain a good working knowledge of the Building Automation System.
-Schedule and perform preventative maintenance procedures on laboratory equipment at the State Laboratory and maintain required records.
-Fabricate/modify laboratory equipment to meet the needs of the laboratory as directed.
-Order parts for repair and maintenance of equipment and maintain spare parts inventory as authorized. Pick up and deliver of equipment and documents and other necessary items for the laboratory. Maintain the water softener, deionizer water system, and R. 0. water system.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Electronic circuitry.
-Capabilities and requirements for different types of electronic test equipment and correct test methods and procedures.
-Refrigeration cycle, temperature, and pressure relationships.
-Electrical code.
-Plumbing code.
-Basic knowledge of a computerized Building Automation System and how it relates to an HVAC system.
-Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skills in:
-Interpersonal relationships in relation to working with other staff, managers, contractors, and staff from other departments and agencies.

Ability to:
-Troubleshoot, repair, test, calibrate equipment, and modify all types of electronic equipment.
-Ensure that all electrical work is done in compliance with code specifications.
-Ensure all plumbing is installed in accordance with the plumbing code.
-Operate various machine shop/carpentry equipment proficiently and safely (portable drills, saws, and grinders).
-Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

Associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology engineering, electronics or related science or equivalent and 2 years of work experience in a laboratory or hospital setting. Bachelor's degree will substitute for 1 year of work experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will contribute to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.