As a biomedical technician, you assess each piece of equipment after the maximum limitation time has elapsed, and the medical equipment is no longer functional or repairable. A piece of equipment should be retired when irreparable damage has occurred. Assure the interviewer that you keep logs with details of each piece of equipment. Walk the interviewer through the process of decertifying a piece of equipment, how you tag it and replace it.
"When evaluating my equipment logs, if I notice a piece of equipment that is continuously needing repairs I will evaluate it fully and present the findings to my supervisor for their final evaluation. Once they give me the go-ahead, I will put in a procurement request for a new part or product. While that is waiting, I will label the piece of machinery correctly and store it."
"From my understanding, a piece of equipment needs to be replaced if it has suffered electrical damage or has reached a particular amount of hours. I know that every facility has their specific guidelines. Could you share your guidelines with me?"
"If a piece of equipment needs significant repair, consistent repair, or has suffered irreparable damage such as electrical concerns or water exposure it will need to be retired. I follow maintenance guidelines to a tee and also understand the importance of following protocol when retiring a piece of equipment."