A class incumbent is responsible for operating a wheelchair shop which includes the design, construction and repair of wheelchairs for clients/patients in an institutional facility.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to an Administrative superior and is responsible for the operations of a wheelchair shop. A class incumbent is responsible for overseeing the budget for supplies and materials and the scheduling of work assignments. A class incumbent sets the construction and design goals for the shop, researches and engineers new equipment and ensures that an inventory system of all wheelchairs and parts is maintained to generate needed supply orders. A class incumbent establishes a preventative maintenance schedule and has contact with a variety of outside vendors and distributors.
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.
Oversees the operation of a wheelchair shop which involves overseeing the budget for supplies and materials, maintaining an inventory of wheelchair parts and ordering/purchasing supplies, materials and equipment.
Interacts with a variety of outside vendors and distributors for supplies and materials.
Establishes and maintains a preventative maintenance schedule for all wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, and scooters.
Researches and engineers new equipment.
Designs and constructs adaptive equipment for clients/patients upon recommendation of other staff.
Provides in-service training to staff on the use and care of wheelchairs.
Prepares a variety to records and reports.
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 clients/patients needs.
Knowledge of tools and how they are used.
Knowledge of inventory methods and techniques.
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 supervise the work of others.
Ability to analyze how wheelchair modifications will effect its overall usage.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Adaptive Equipment Technician II Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Six months experience in constructing, repairing and modifying wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.