Adaptive Equipment Technician I

Recruitment #040519-MCCF01-351400

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for the repair, installation and preventive maintenance of adaptive equipment, medical equipment and medical devices. Other duties include: maintaining databases for inventory and preventive maintenance; assisting with requests for specialized seat cushions and seating consultations with the Physical Therapy Departments; assisting with Nursing Departments and Physical Therapy Departments to evaluate, develop and deploy safety plans for adaptive equipment, medical equipment and medical devices; and researches and engineers new equipment.

Essential Functions

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.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Adaptive Equipment Technician I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of constructing, repairing and modifying wheelchairs and adaptive equipment.
  2. Knowledge of record keeping.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

Upon a conditional offer, the applicant must undergo a pre-employment base line two step tuberculin skin test (TST) as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.