Wheelchair Service Engineer

      Opcare, part of the international healthcare company Ability Matters Group, is one of the largest suppliers of artificial limb and orthotic services to the NHS in England. We aim to deliver a first class service for users whilst applying the most advanced and exciting clinical and technical solutions available to patients. Our company is now looking to recruit a Wheelchair Service Engineer to deliver a quality assured standard, reconditioned and built to specification manual wheelchairs. Be responsible for the decontamination processes and for ensuring wheelchair service administration requirements are up to date and maintained.

      The successful candidate would be responsible for the following main functions:

      • Refurbishment of fleet and built to prescription manual wheel chairs to quality assurance standards
      • Following decontamination procedures and the correct disposal of scrap / unwanted equipment both physically and on Opcare’s bespoke tool ensuring fleet records are accurate
      • Accurately document all wheelchair service engineer activities using Opcare bespoke tool and quality assurance documentation
      • Maintain accurate records of stock inventory, reconditioned spare parts and consumables used in all wheelchair service engineer activities using Opcare bespoke tool and quality assurance documentation
      • Identifying all equipment for reuse
      • Processing each work schedule using Opcare’s bespoke tool
      • Demonstrate a positive can-do attitude with a mind-set of continuous improvement
      • Demonstrate a strong work ethic

      This post will require the successful applicant to have the following qualifications, skills and personal attributes:

      • Good understanding of English –Written and Verbal
      • Technical or Mechanical engineering qualification, educational or vocational (desirable)
      • Technical background within a Wheelchair Service or Wheelchair Service Approved repairer (desirable)
      • The ability to refurb as per specification to a quality assured standard
      • A good working knowledge of IT systems including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Willingness to learn new processes
      • Flexible and helpful attitude
      • Take responsibility for own workload
      • Physically fit to meet the demands of the job
      • Experience of working with wheelchair product ranges (desirable)
      • Understanding of wheelchair mechanics and technical specifications (desirable)

      To apply please email your CV with a covering letter to

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