Do you have experience servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing adaptive medical equipment? If so, learn more below and apply today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), is seeking a full-time Qualified Craft Worker (Adaptive Medical Equipment), based out of the South Region - Public Programs in Wallingford, CT. In this role you will assist with the health and safety needs of individuals living in DDS's Community Living Arrangements (CLA) throughout the state. This includes but is not limited to:
- Inspecting mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
- Calibrating equipment to specifications.
- Testing mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Adjusting equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, retirement plan options & more!
- Work-Life Balance: Generous vacation, personal, and sick time with many things to love about living, working, and playing in our state.
- Diversity and Fresh Perspectives: Work in a team-based, inclusive environment.
- Limitless Opportunities: Grow your career with the Department of Developmental Services.
This is a full-time 37.5 hour per week position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday. However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.
If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Jennifer Borenski, EEO Specialist 2 at (860) 418-6143 or Jennifer.Borenski@ct.gov.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing highly skilled duties in one or more trade areas.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs highly skilled design, construction, repair and alteration of medical and therapeutic equipment such as wheelchairs, mobile units, stretchers, benches, walkers, assistive ambulatory devices, adaptive toilet seats, bed sitters, bed wedges and other adaptive medical equipment; performs skilled bench work, operating such equipment as power saws, jointers, wood lathes, planers, boring, sanding, and upholstering machines and equipment, pipefitting and welding equipment and appropriate hand tools; works in consultation with medical staff in designing, measuring and fitting individuals to specialized adaptive medical equipment; works with individuals for measuring and fitting of specialized equipment; makes estimates of time, personnel and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; performs duties related to trade or similar trade areas as required; makes estimates of time, personnel and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; performs duties related to trade or similar trade areas as required; may design and fabricate needed parts and equipment for use in construction of adaptive medical equipment; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the adaptive medical equipment trade area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled adaptive medical equipment trade functions.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2. Housekeeping, custodial and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
3. Experience performing technical duties within the maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.
- Experience in the adaptive equipment trade area.
- ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) certification.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
1. Incumbents in this class at the Department of Transportation or the Connecticut Airport Authority performing structural steel welding will be required to possess a Department of Transportation welding certification.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.