Tag Archives: Building Technology

Plumber apprentice

Individual willing to learn the plumber trade. Will be trained under a master plumber.

Compensation starts at $14/hour. We offer health, dental, vision, long term/ short term disability, life insurance, supplemental insurance, Simple IRA and paid time off. To apply, come by Blue Dot at 3365 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka, Kansas, or send copy of resume to Susan@bluedotkansas.com.

Listing expires on Saturday December 12th, 2020

Insulation Installer

Black Gold has some openings in our insulation department. Our team is growing and we are looking for entry level general labors to train for insulation installation. Valid drivers license is required, good work ethic and willingness to learn and be trained. Benefits & Vacations package available. Call 785-354-4000 or apply in person at Black Gold insulation, 2404 NE Grantville RD Topeka, KS.


a. The purpose of this Operating Procedure is to define the functions of the Insulation Helper of Black Gold Inc.

b. The Insulation Helper basic function is to perform work and services under the direct supervision of the Journeyman or Apprentice.

c. The Insulation Helper must ensure that all work is performed to the customers reasonable expectations in a successful and efficient manner.


a. The Insulation Helper reports directly to the Apprentice and/or Journeyman.


Must be willing to work in extreme heat and cold
Willingness to travel is a plus
Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license
Can obtain Medical card
Must be able to keep work area clean and organized
Must have own basic tools
Must be able to work in all elements including extreme hot and cold temperatures, snow, and rain
Must be willing to work long hours when necessary
Must be able to talk and work at the same time
Construction or insulation experience is a plus
The physical requirement consists of extended periods of standing, bending, and stooping, turning the head and torso, reaching grasping, bending and flexing the arms, legs, wrist, hands, and finger. The senses of being able to see, hear, smell, taste, and have full power of speech are required. The ability to climb and balance is essential. Must be able to lift 75 to 100 pounds.
Must be able to communicate daily with Journeyman or Apprentice on job flow, problems, and successes.
Good communication skills
Self-starter willing to take initiative
Motivated, Strong work ethic, and Positive Attitude
Able to work in a team environment and have the ability to follow specific directions
Ability to work under pressure


a. Will work in the field/customer’s unit and not climate control and is subject to the extreme of heat, humidity, and cold. Work may require use of scaffolding and ladders.

5. RESPONSIBLITY: The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

a. Understand the company’s vision, mission, values, goals, strategies and action plans

b. Installing insulation attics, walls, crawlspaces, etc.

c. Minor carpentry work – must safely be able to use circular and reciprocating saws and other power tools

d. Feeding insulation into machines while keeping truck area clean

e. Ability to lift and move heavy items

Compensation is $14/hour. Dental, vision and health insurance are available. Paid holidays and paid time off offered.

There are a few different ways you can apply to join our team. We have a listing on Indeed, our Facebook page or come by our office at 2404 NE Grantville Rd., Topeka, KS 66608.

Listing expires on Friday December 11th, 2020

Maintenance Mechanic I

If you’re looking for a position with the ability to grow, with a top Topeka employer AND receive great benefits including vacation, health insurance and much more, then check this out.

The City of Topeka is seeking three general equipment and facility maintenance mechanics to perform corrective and preventative maintenance tasks on sewage plant facilities, lift station systems, components and equipment. As needed, will perform general grounds and building maintenance along with assisting with water and wastewater sampling.

Experience in general maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment preferred.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and must possess and maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license and city insurable driving record.

Compensation is $17.30/hour. To apply, go to https://www.topeka.org/hr/current-openings/.

Listing expires on Saturday December 5th, 2020

Maintenance Field Inspector

This is work which may include serving as a lead person for one or more crews engaged in performing building and equipment maintenance duties or serving as a primary inspector for contractor performed maintenance. Works under general supervision with work reviewed for results achieved. The class is normally supervised by a Supervisor I. Position hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Could vary based on project management schedule)

At least three years of experience in the building or carpentry trades or related experience required, field technician experience working for a licensed HVAC contractor and/or MEP contractor preferred. Experience in and knowledge of City and International Building codes preferred.

Compensation is $15.93/hour. To apply, go to https://www.topeka.org/hr/current-openings/.

Listing expires on Thursday December 3rd, 2020

General Laborer

Staffing. It’s what we know. Because we’ve been providing staffing solutions, putting people to work, for nearly 30 years. Whether you’re looking for work, or you’re seeking workers for your business, People Ready is the North American leader in the industrial and on-demand staffing space.

The People Ready Branch # Coulterville, IL, USA, is currently hiring a General Laborer
Job Description
Are you looking for immediate work and that makes an immediate positive impact? Are you the type of person who loves diversity in your work day? We are now hiring for General Laborers with a real passion for working with their hands to chip in at clients’ jobsites. General Laborers can be found on almost all sites, performing a wide range of tasks from very easy to hazardous. They are at building, highway, and heavy construction sites; residential and commercial sites; tunnel and shaft excavations; and demolition sites. Many of the jobs they perform are physically strenuous and may require special training or experience. Other jobs require little skill and can be learned quickly.
The job duties of a General Laborer vary, sometimes even day-to-day at the same site. They may include cleaning and preparing a jobsite, loading and delivering materials; using different tools and machines, such as blowtorches; driving forklifts; reading levels; operating lifts; and manning power drills, grinders, saws, pressure washers, and water spraying equipment. Laborers set up and take down ladders, scaffolding, and other temporary structures. They help carpenters, masons, and other specialized contractors.
Laborers and helpers work in all fields of construction, commercial jobs, and other businesses, and the demand for these workers should mirror the level of overall activity. We would love to add more General Laborers like you.
• Moving, securing, installing, building, loading, or unloading materials
• Assisting in the building or construction of various things
• Some specialized tasks may require on-the job training
• Effectively using heavy and light equipment, depending on the jobsite/assignment
• Moving items from place to place, according to direction from the site supervisor
• Moving dirt or other material as directed in plans or by supervisor

• There is no minimal educational requirement, but specialized training can help laborers advance
• Experience on commercial construction sites
• Verifiable work history that shows professional skills and experience
• Strong work ethic
• Some assignment has additional screening requirements, such as background checks and/or drug tests

To begin your journey, go to: https://jobs.peopleready.com/jobs/PR-1196411/General-Laborer

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We will get to know you and connect you with jobs that match your skills, experience and preferences. We work hard every single day to find jobs so each employee has opportunity and variety in their work.

PeopleReady is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religious affiliation, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Listing expires on Sunday October 25th, 2020

Fireplace Installer-NFI Certified

Our team is growing and we are looking for an NFI Certified Fireplace Installer. Valid drivers license is required.. Benefits & Vacations package available. Call 785-354-4000 or apply in person at Black Gold Insulation, 2404 NE Grantville RD Topeka, KS.

An entry level fireplace installer will assist in installing wood, gas, and electric fireplaces, stoves, and inserts in residential homes in accordance with manufacturer’s installation instructions.
Responsible for responding to service calls that include product installation and/or repair of fireplaces, gas logs, and grills.
Knowledge of direct-vent and vent-free fireplaces is a plus. Assists senior technician when needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Install fireplaces and fire-features according to Black Gold Inc installation standards, manufacturer’s instructions, and local building codes
Work outside in varying weather conditions and temperatures
Maintain company vehicles and tools
Follow all OSHA and company safety standards and procedures
Maintain a positive and professional image with home-builders and consumers
Keep job site clean and pickup before leaving site
Maintain working knowledge of all fireplaces, stoves, and related products along with any manufacturer’s changes
Maintain effective communication with sales staff (outside and inside) and field operations to ensure installation is completed and meets quality standards
Complete and return all paperwork and photos on a daily basis
May train others on Black Gold Inc and manufacturer’s installation standards
All other duties as assigned

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.
High school diploma or equivalent
One-year work experience in a trade, or general construction knowledge, is preferred
Must be able to lift 100lbs, climb a ladder, and work on a roof
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently required to lift, carry, push, climb, balance, kneel, crouch, reach, work with their hands and fingers, speak, listen, use near and color vision, and drive.
The employee is also consistently required to sit, stand, walk, and use depth-perception
Proven mechanical aptitude, willingness to learn, and good written & verbal communication skills
Must be able to interact effectively with all types of people
Must be 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license
NFI certified or willingness to become certified by the National Fireplace Institute.

Listing expires on Saturday March 28th, 2020

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

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