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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4194 - Wheelchair Technician

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Non-Exempt
GRADE:    206

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in maintaining and repairing Care Center wheelchairs and related equipment; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class performs various maintenance tasks for the maintenance, repair and alteration all facility wheelchairs, and related equipment.  Assignments are received through verbal or written instructions, and work is subject to review while in process and after completion. General supervision is received from the Manger of Rehabilitative Services.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Inspects manual and electric wheelchairs for any repair needs
•    Conducts repairs required on wheelchairs such as replacing backs, seats and wheels.
•    Lubricates moving parts, and replaces worn belts and other parts
•    Operates power and manual tools such as electric drills, air compressors, bench grinders, welding equipment, etc.
•    Disconnects, disassembles, cleans and replaces worn parts
•    Performs preventative maintenance on wheelchairs
•    Utilizes electronic diagnosis equipment in the repair of electric wheelchairs
•    Maintains the repair logs and wheelchair maintenance database
•    Orders parts and maintains inventory
•    Participates in facility-wide quality improvement initiatives and projects
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    The methods, practices, tools and materials used in maintenance and repair work
•    Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions to be followed
•    Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    The use and care of applicable tools and equipment
•    Operating, installing and repairing equipment
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
•    Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases,
email, etc.

Ability to:
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent and one year of experience in maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and arms to operate tools and equipment, climb, crouch or stoop, and lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office environment.  The work environment for this position frequently includes working near moving mechanical parts, with fumes or airborne particles, with the risk of electrical shock, and occasionally in cramped or confined spaces.