Tag Archives: Building Technology

Facilities Maintenance Manager

USC, LLC a highly innovative agricultural manufacturing company, is currently seeking to hire a full time Facilities Maintenance Manager. Responsibilities for this position include management and hands-on support for all aspects of plant, equipment and grounds maintenance. Pay is based upon experience & demonstratable skills and includes a comprehensive benefit package. A complete job description and application is available by contacting HR@uscllc.com. To apply, send your resume to 2320 124th Rd, Sabetha, Ks 66534 or email HR@uscllc.com by October 4th, 2019.

Listing expires on Friday October 18th, 2019

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Security Benefit (SB), a leader in the U.S. retirement market, is seeking an experienced Building Technician to join the Building & Facilities Department. Security Benefit has been dedicated to helping clients plan and save for retirement for nearly five decades. Over the last several years it has become a top provider of retirement products and services through a nationwide network of independent financial representatives. This position will work in our home office in Topeka, Kansas.

General Accountabilities:

The Building Technician will contribute to a safe and cost effective work environment by maintaining and repairing facility equipment, constructing workstations, install communication/data/electrical cabling and maintaining the groups. Candidate must be available for rotating weekend and holiday on-call and after hour’s duty to address any building emergencies. This is a great opportunity to build on your current experience and learn new skill sets.

• Maintain/repair building HVAC (heating, ventilation, cooling) systems. This includes centrifugal chillers, boilers, air handling units, fans, motors, pumps, etc.
• Monitor, test and treat boiler, tower, and chilled water systems in accordance with chemical treatment procedures.
• Corrective and preventative maintenance of equipment and facilities, including but not limited to: painting; repair or replace carpeting, floor tiles, door and window hardware. Perform general plumbing such as cleaning clogged drains, minor servicing of various water lines, i.e. drinking fountains, sprinklers and faucets.
• Replace/repair lamps, ballasts and fixtures.
• Repair or replace plumbing systems, including restroom fixtures, faucets, valves, irrigation systems, drinking fountains, cafeteria water lines, various drains, etc.
• Install telephone and data cable, including the pulling of the wire and making the physical connections.
• Install electrical wiring and make physical connections to workstations.
• Monitor/adjust building energy management system to provide a quality environment for building occupants.
• Construct/tear down workstations and moveable walls. Assist with running data/telephone cabling to the new workstations.
• Maintain grounds by seeding, fertilizing, mowing lawns, trimming trees and shrubs, and removing snow and ice from sidewalks and parking areas.

Desired Skills and Experience:

• High school diploma or GED required.
• Facilities Maintenance experience or training in a commercial setting or related fields. Demonstrated work experience with HVAC is highly preferred.
• Able to use a personal computer with experience using Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Knowledge of building automation system.
• Able to operate hand tools, power tools, and basic shop tools such as grinder, drill press, band saw, etc.
• Able to troubleshoot, install and repair: lighting systems, electrical motors, air conditioning equipment and chillers, heating equipment and systems, ventilation equipment such as air handlers and exhaust systems, and dehumidification equipment.
• Ability to use refrigeration test gauges and recovery equipment.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Able to accept direction and meet deadlines.
• Self-motivated and has proven ability to work independently with minimal direction.
• Ability to work with contractors and other technicians in completing work.
• Required to be available for weekend and holiday on-call and after hours duty.
• Able to read, understand and follow work instructions and procedures.
• Must be detail oriented and meticulous to update files and documentation.
• Must have a valid driver’s license for work related travel.
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Consider joining our progressive team in our nationally recognized company. Visit the career section of our website at www.securitybenefit.com/careers to complete an application and submit your resume. EOE

Listing expires on Friday October 11th, 2019

Engineering Technician (Field Surveys)

Entry level position(s) on a field survey crew. Duties include recovery of survey monuments, determining elevations with level, mapping features with a GPS survey receiver or a electronic survey instrument. Editing survey features on a laptop. Full time travel required through out the State. Overnight travel paid by KDOT if job site exceeds 30 miles from official station (town of residence within State). Schedule of (4) 10 hour days each week.

Listing expires on Wednesday October 9th, 2019

Maintenance Apprentice

• Entry Level Residential Maintenance Apprentice
• Installation, and Repair of Residential Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical/HVAC
• Support production and be on job trained by Lead Maintenance Staff, by working in a safe, customer-focused manner
• Assist with building and site start-up as required
• Perform other duties as assigned

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Any vocational technical training and/or 0-2 years of maintenance experience
• Mechanical and or Construction trade experience preferred
• Proficient in the use of hand tools, powered hand tools, and electrical test and measurement equipment
• Flexibility to work all days and shifts, including overtime on request/ and assist on call as needed

Listing expires on Monday September 30th, 2019

Director of Maintenance/Head Custodian

USD #293, Quinter Public Schools is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as the Director of Maintenance and Facilities. This person is responsible for the daily maintenance, cleaning and operations of the districts two facilities and athletic fields. This person must be able to complete basic maintenance projects, clean, and coordinate and manage our custodial staff. Experience with electrical and HVAC is beneficial but not required. Most importantly, this person must be willing to LEARN what they don’t already know about building maintenance. Pay is dependent on experience. Other benefits include health insurance and the KPERS retirement plan. For more information, please contact our district superintendent, Kurt Brown, at the following number: 785.754.2470.

Listing expires on Friday September 27th, 2019

General Maintenance Repair Tech

50% – Follows an established inspection routine in an assigned group of buildings for needed maintenance and repairs to various mechanical/electrical, plumbing and building structural equipment. Repairs and replaces drinking fountains, plumbing fixtures, faucets, valves and traps. Diagnoses leaks, stoppages, inadequate supply or faulty operation of water, sewer, steam, gas and air systems, cleans and repairs defective components. Remounts mirrors, lavatories, towel dispensers and other restroom fixtures. Performs lubrication, cleaning inspection, changes belts and filters in equipment. Performs
repairs on heating, ventilating and air conditioning units, electric motors, gear reducer, air compressors,
various electrical and pneumatic control components, etc. Performs painting tasks using a variety of
application methods and materials involving a very broad variety of surfaces – indoors and/or outside.

40% – Responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities or equipment failure. Resets breakers, helps
repair leaks in water or air lines. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. May assist
Central Shop staff with more complex repairs.

5% – Other Related Work as Assigned: Maintains an adequate supply of tools, parts, and supplies for
jobs. Responds to after-hours emergency calls as needed. Assists with other maintenance areas and in
other work areas as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% – Performs other related work as assigned.

Required Qualifications :
High school diploma or GED equivalency.
Two (2) years of experience in a skilled crafts area. Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license at time of hire and throughout the term of employment.

Position Requirements:
Carry up to 20 pounds constantly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.
Physical strength sufficient to stand the strain of working long hours at custodial tasks.
Work under a variety of extremes of temperature and weather, both inside and outdoors.
Work overtime as needed.
Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather if required.

Preferred Qualifications :
One year of commercial HVAC preventive maintenance experience.
One year of commercial plumbing experience.
Six months commercial painting experience.
Knowledge of the standard practices, tools, equipment and materials associated with a variety
of skilled crafts and building trades.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.
Ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints, electrical or plumbing schematics.
Experience working in a college or university setting.

Listing expires on Thursday September 26th, 2019

Power Plant Supervisor

Facilities Services supports KU’s mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University’s physical plant and grounds. The incumbent will be responsible for the supervision of skilled operations of all aspects of KU’s steam boiler plant and central boiler team. Work involves the operation of work issued vehicles and includes inspection of boiler operations, creating and ensuring effective preventive maintenance programs, coordinating and overseeing related repairs, purchasing equipment and inventory, creating schedules and performance reviews for staff and other related supervisory duties. Performance is measured by availability of intended utilities provided to the campus community.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities.

The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

KU is a great place to work!

Job Description :

70% – Supervision/Management – oversight and coordination of staff related to boiler operations. Examples include; boiler operation, creating/editing/ensuring standard operating procedures, creating/editing/ensuring preventive maintenance plans, creating/editing/ensuring safety operations, planning and assigning work, coordinating efforts between shifts, overseeing capital improvement modifications and/or upgrades, identifying deferred maintenance needs, staff performance reviews and related disciplinary actions, interviewing/hiring new staff.

25% – Clerical/organizational – examples include; compliance reporting, parts/tools/equipment ordering, status reporting, time/leave approval, status reports.

5% – Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications :

Must have a valid Driver’s License at time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.
High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency
Five (5) years of experience in mechanical and steam systems, including three (3) years of leadership experience as a supervisor or senior/lead worker. Certificate of completion from a vocational school or an associate’s degree in mechanical or building trades may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

Position Requirements:
Lift and carry up to 20 pounds constantly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.
Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently and heavy loads occasionally with or without accommodation.
Work under a variety of temperature and weather extremes, both inside and outdoors.
Work in environments with constant loud noise.
Work in confined spaces.
Work overtime as needed.
Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed
Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather
Must have a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout the term of employment.
Must enter work order information digitally.

Preferred Qualifications :
Extensive knowledge of steam and condensate design, maintenance and operation.
Pump maintenance experience.
Metallurgy and welding background.

Listing expires on Thursday September 26th, 2019

Construction Laborer (Concrete)

Bottorff Construction has established a well-regarded reputation from many years of quality work and customer service that began at their head office in Atchison KS and has grown into a second location in Olathe KS. Bottorff Construction remains up to the challenge and takes on a variety of size and skill set concrete jobs in the KC metro, St. Joseph, Topeka, and Atchison areas. Competitive pay based on experience and growth, along with excellent benefits for employees.

We are seeking applicants who are:

– Able and eager to learn and develop in the construction/concrete field.
– Knowledgeable with the operation of various equipment and tools
– Given jobs/tasks and able to perform them timely and in a quality manner.
– In good physical condition and able to repeatedly lift, carry, push and pull material of 5 up to 100 lbs with assistance where applicable.
– Performing duties that include repeated bending, kneeling, reaching, and similar mobile functions.
– Seeking to work year round and knowing seasonal weather conditions include hot summer and cold winter working days.
– Abiding by all company polices and safety rules.
– Some construction experience necessary, and with concrete a plus

Listing expires on Saturday September 21st, 2019

Boiler Operator

Work Schedule: Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 4 PM – 12 AM and Wednesday, Thursday: 12 AM – 8 AM with overtime and after hours call back as needed.

30% – Operation and Inspection: Operates boilers, dearators, valves, automatic and manual controls. Maintains water level, temperature and steam pressure. Checks for proper operation of safety alarms, pumps, valves and piping systems. Reads gauges, thermometers and charts and records information. Assists with or performs personally Inspections of boilers, pumps, valves, piping systems and associated auxiliary equipment for proper operation to determine repair or preventive maintenance scheduling and does water testing. This requires working from inside the boilers accessible through openings approximately 12” by 16”. Notifies proper personnel to correct malfunction with any of the services provided by the power plant. For instance, steam, water, safety alarms, electrical feeders when non-standard readings are found. Maintains daily operational records of boilers, pumps, dearators and air compressors. Requires the ability to perform basic mathematical computations and the ability to read and comprehend controlling instruments.

30% – Piping Systems: Assists in Fabrication, assembling, installation and maintaining piping systems, valves and equipment for boilers, pumps, steam, condensate, feed-water, cooling water, pneumatics and lubricating systems in accordance with National Plumbing, ASTM and ASTE Codes, on the basis of knowledge of piping and specific power plant operations. Selects materials specified in blueprints, technical manuals, schematics and drawings and plans the sequence of installation or repair, using appropriate pipe cutters, threaders and fittings, joins piping by means of flanging, threading, soldering or fusing.

25% – Equipment Maintenance: Assists in the cleaning, replacement, installation, lubrication and repacking of filters, pipes, pumps, valves, heat exchangers and auxiliary equipment in order to maintain the power plant in good operating condition and to make emergency repairs on boilers and to prepare boilers for inspection. Assists Boiler Operator Seniors in overhauling pumps on steam generating and heating equipment by replacing defective bearings, seals, packing, shafts and other pump parts. Performs routine cleanliness tasks to keep power plant and equipment in compliance with national fire and safety codes.

10% – Related Duties: Assists Boiler Operator Seniors in correcting problems in the case of water breaks, steam distribution irregularity or problems with electrical feeders until boilers, feed lines, etc. and ensures lines are stable. May assist with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% – Performs other related work as assigned.

Listing expires on Thursday September 19th, 2019