A class incumbent is involved in the construction, repair, maintenance and modification of client seating/positioning systems at an institutional facility.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to a technical supervisor and is responsible for constructing and repairing wheelchairs with individualized seating systems and other adaptive equipment. A class incumbent performs routine inspections of wheelchairs and responds to priority requests. Work also includes maintenance of equipment, supplies and work records. A class incumbent may provide training/instructions to individuals on the use and care of wheelchairs.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Constructs, repairs and maintains wheelchairs with individualized seating systems for clients/patients in an institutional facility.
Constructs adaptive equipment for clients/patients upon recommendation of Occupational, Physical Therapy or other staff.
Performs preventative maintenance/inspection of wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, and scooters and responds to priority requests.
Maintains equipment and supplies.
May train/instruct individuals on the use and care of wheelchairs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the maintenance and repair of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.
Knowledge of the basic structure and available adaptations of wheelchairs.
Knowledge of the basic types of seating systems (modular, custom modular and foam in place/molded seat) and how they are constructed.
Knowledge of material and techniques used in the design of adaptive equipment.
Knowledge of basic client/patient needs.
Knowledge of tools and how they are used.
Skill in the use of necessary tools.
Skill in the use of chemical and plaster mixtures to form seating molds.
Skill in wheelchair construction.
Ability to analyze how wheelchair modifications will effect its overall usage.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Adaptive Equipment Technician I Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Knowledge of constructing, repairing and modifying wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.