For those that are suggesting two biomeds I would suggest that you do a complete time and motion study of your own facilities and reduce your staff to the bare minimum. You will never have any 'bored' biomeds to contend with. Can we assume that in your COSY "Geoff's words" WORLD only one equipment breaks down at any given time as it would be a nightmare if a few pieces of equipment broke down at the same time!

If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs!