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Office Services Tech

The Office Services team receives, manages inventory and deliveries and assigned building related projects, i.e. corporate office moves, assists Corporate Health with workstation modifications necessary due to workman comp issues or personnel relocations, assists with daily maintenance of the corporate recycle paper program and general maintenance duties.

Scheduled hours will be 7:30a – 4:00p M-F after training.

Essential Functions

Use of the UPS Worldship system for advising employees of the least expensive and most efficient level of shipping to meet their needs. Ship all outgoing packaged materials for the Topeka office, provide tracking information for employee inquiries, run month-end cost center chargeback reports.

Must use the MyBlueView for inventory control and purchasing related duties.

Fill and distribute materials as requested by Topeka employees as well as those employees that are located in the various field offices throughout Kansas. Materials can be for both internal and external customers.

Assist with daily recycle paper pick ups and recycle related special requests from staff at our Topeka offices. Ensure that all HIPAA regulations pertaining to the disposal of BCBSKS generated materials containing PHI, are strictly adhered to.

Must be able to understand and scale auto cad drawings for furniture layouts.

Participate in corporate office moves, which in some cases will require giving instructions to an outside moving company.

Will entail tearing down and rebuilding workstations, moving boxes, chairs, PC’s, moving file cabinets, and all other miscellaneous items of the unit or units to their new assigned areas.

Perform ongoing maintenance to systems furniture (Herman Miller, Steelcase, Haworth), which includes height adjustments, reconfigurations, building new cubicles and repairs.

Install/repair suspended ceiling tile and grid.

Repair damage to sheetrock walls and reapply wall finish.

Install modular carpet tile and wall base.

Reconfigure floor to ceiling wall systems which include Ultra Wall and Inscape Wall systems.

Operate Genie Lift and a single man lift. Training and certification required.

Replace spent lamps. Must be trained in proper disposal of light bulbs.

Requires training in electrical and disposal of hazardous waste.

Receive purchase order items from vendors. Validate contents to shipping documents and purchase Orders. Check for discrepancies, quantities, damage, etc.

Must obtain certification to operate our departments’ pallet jacks, electric pallet trucks and forklifts in a competent and safe manner.

Ability to assist with ice/snow removal.

Job duties require lifting up to and in excess of 100 pounds, involve constant walking, standing, stooping, bending, and climbing. Job requires standing and walking up to eight (8) hours, possibly longer. Overtime will add to this.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

At least one year receiving or maintenance area experience preferred.

Must have and maintain valid Kansas Drivers license, and a good driving record.

Must be a self-starter, and able to work with little supervision.

Must be able to work overtime, sometimes with short notice.

Must have excellent communications skills for dealing with both internal and external customers.

Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer, will be required to learn MyBlueView.

inventory/purchasing system, E forms and UPS Worldship.

Must be able to work well under pressure of delivery dates, overtime, due dates, etc.

Must be able to work in inclement weather, assist in snow/ice removal.

Must be able to become certified to operate our departments’ pallet jacks, electric pallet trucks and forklifts in a competent and safe manner.

Certifications will be required in operating equipment and handling hazardous waste materials.

Minimum salary starting at $19.23/hour. Salary based on education, skills and experience.

Apply online at https://bcbsks.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Topeka/Office-Services-Tech_R2022538.

Commercial Carpenter

The Carpenter position is responsible for skilled construction tasks on a construction project. Such duties may include: assembling materials to make framework, installing structures and fixtures, rough carpentry, finish carpentry (casework, trim), installing specialties, finishing surfaces of woodwork, patching, studying specifications in blueprints, arriving on time with required tools, performing any other assignments as directed by Superintendent or Project Manager. Preferred applicants will have 5-10 years of experience on a construction site. Physical demands include lifting up to 100lbs, adequate vision, long periods of standing and some exposure to outdoor elements. Some travel will be required, our work stretches throughout eastern Kansas.

Compensation ranges from $20-$40 plus overtime, benefits, travel reimbursement (Varies depending on experience and abilities). Applicants can go to www.icon-structures.com/apply/ to fill out an application, or submit your resume to info@icon-structures.com.

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor

Position Summary: The purpose is to install and/or maintain the functionality of all equipment, plumbing and electric in the living units, office areas, shop space and throughout the facility.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
• Supervise and trains residents in the construction trade by using manuals, blueprints and other tools of the construction trade to teach them such skills as carpentry, concrete work, dry wall installation, finishing textures, laying floor tiles, installing acoustical ceilings and other construction tasks in order to insure the renovation, repair and construction is accomplished in the buildings situated on land comprising the Lansing Correctional Facility
• Assigns specific construction, renovation or repair tasks to residents, constantly reviewing their work to assure accurately and timely completion of projects
• Inventories all tools and equipment by visually inspecting and counting each tool or piece of equipment to insure that tools and equipment are accurately accounted for upon completion of each shift or job; that they are kept clean and in good repair, and to prevent residents from taking unauthorized tools, equipment and uniforms to the living area
• Keeps administration officials informed of any situation that develops during tour of duty by submitting reports on the work progress as of the inmates or on accidents, fire hazards or infractions of rules to assure the smooth and orderly operation of the facility

Compensation: Pay Grade 22; Step 4; $32,760/$15.75 + P1H (10%) + S14 ($0.30 an hour); Pay Differentials for hours worked $1.50 an hour for 24/7 Facility Staff

Please apply online at www.jobs.ks.gov Vacancy Number 205688

Foremen, Commercial Carpenters, Drywall Finishers, and Laborers

Higgins Group, Inc. is looking to expand our commercial team with foremen, commercial carpenters, drywall finishers, and laborers. Experienced workers and entry level laborers are encouraged to apply. This individual needs to be self motivated and reliable. Higgins Group, Inc. has been established for over 30 years and focuses on building relationships and providing excellence in everything we do.

Benefits Include:
– Health Insurance
– Dental Insurance
– 401k with company match
– Paid vacation
– Paid holidays
– Short/Long term disability
– Life Insurance

To apply, please send your resume to andersonm@higginscommercial.com. For general inquires, call Anderson Montgomery at 316-761-0303.

Construction Management Intern

Position: West End Construction is seeking a student for a Co-op/Internship to assist with overseeing construction and renovation tasks for a multifamily renovation project in Topeka, KS. The accepted applicant’s primary focus will be to support the VP of Construction through on-site supervision of renovation scopes such as unit interior renovations, roofing, siding, paving, new amenities, landscaping, and new construction of a clubhouse. The preferred candidate will be able to perform 6-10 flexible hours a week during the school year 2022-2023. Additional immediate summer 2022 hours are available.

• Gain experience coordinating with architects, engineers, contractors, and other consultants at various stages of a project’s life cycle.
• Interact with our onsite property management, and in house asset management staff.
• Maintain accurate records regarding construction activity including daily logs, manpower counts, schedule milestones, inventories, site conditions, and quality control.
• Perform frequent inspections of work completed to ensure quality of workmanship and clean up for both apartments, exteriors, and common areas.
• Oversee the apartment unit renovation process to ensure rent-ready apartments for new move-ins and timeliness to reduce vacancy loss.
• Ensure the performance of all contractors to contract specifications and general quality while advising the Construction Manager of any shortcomings.

Skills and Qualifications
• A high level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.
• A talent for solving problems.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to report updates through web applications.
• Enrollment in engineering, business, construction management or similar undergraduate program with familiarity of construction. Candidates’ prior experience in the industry will be considered, but not mandatory.
• Candidate must be based in the Topeka metropolitan area with personal, reliable transportation to get to work, phone, and computer.

Company Background: West End Construction is the wholly owned subsidiary and construction arm of West End Capital Group, performing all in-house renovation and construction projects on an exclusive basis. Founded in 2013, West End Capital has established itself as a well-regarded real estate private equity firm focused primarily on acquiring heavy value-add multifamily properties throughout the eastern United States. We seek to acquire poorly managed properties, renovate/reposition them, and hold them long-term thereafter. To date, West End has acquired fourteen (14) multifamily communities, representing over $400 million in value. The portfolio, currently including 4,000 apartment units, is expected to grow to 10,000 units within the next 5-7 years.

West End Construction is tasked with overseeing construction activity for this growing portfolio of multifamily assets throughout the United States. This internship would be an opportunity for a candidate to position themselves for potential full-time employment in a startup like environment with a small, rapidly growing company. The position will report directly to the VP of Construction and will be mentored by an industry expert daily.

Compensation is $20/hour. Send resume to ccarney@westendcapitalgroup.com.

Concrete Laborer

Kings Construction is a family-owned and operated heavy construction contractor located in Oskaloosa, Kansas focusing on Federal, State, and local government heavy grading contracts as well as meeting the needs of our agricultural community. We pride ourselves in our commitment to safety, family, and community. Currently we employ a range of 75-90 full-time employees and are seeking full-time Concrete Laborers/Finishers.

Job Overview:
• Interpret blueprints and read survey stakes with a view to establishing appropriate grades.
• Build, erect, and align forms for various concrete layouts/structures.
• Bend, form, tie, and install rebar, wire mesh and other concrete reinforcement materials.
• Spread, level, and smooth concrete by using rakes, shovels, and trowels.
• Fine finish concrete surfaces by use of troweling, floating, and brushing activities.
• Utilize both hand tools and power tools to perform concrete handling and operations activities.
• Clean and maintains tools, jobsite, trucks and equipment.
• Perform job in accordance with Kings Construction and OSHA Safety Standards
• 1+ years of concrete or skilled labor experience
• Knowledge of standard construction equipment and materials
• Self-motivated with a positive and productive attitude
• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Reliable transportation
• Competitive Pay
• Simple IRA with matching
• Health/Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
• Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
• Paid Holidays
• Annual Bonus

All applicants are required to pass a drug test and physical capacity test.

Apply on Indeed.com, Facebook, www.kings-const.com or email your resume to alyssa@kings-const.com.

Kings Construction Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Religion/Sexual Orientation/Gender/Age/National Origin/Veteran/Disabled/Gender/Gender Identity

Project Coordinator – $5,000 Hiring Bonus

Adams Land and Cattle has an opportunity for a highly motivated and disciplined individual who enjoys working in a variety of trades, including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, GPS, and general construction.

This person will be responsible for:

Providing a broad range of technical support across the business and its locations, including, but not limited to: electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, water, PLC/controls, GPS, and general construction.

Gaining a broad knowledge of the infrastructure and its associated structures and systems throughout the business, noting that several of these items have been internally engineered.

Completing facility preventative maintenance and repairs while utilizing Manager Plus, the management software used for documenting preventative maintenance and repair work orders.

Maintaining and repairing underground utilities (e.g. water, plumbing, electric).

Maintaining and repairing company housing.

Operating equipment, including, but not limited to: skid steer, backhoe, loader, telehandler, excavator, forklift, UTV, and dump truck.

Completing items on the Operations Project List and the Capital Expenditure List, as well as safety action items.

Working closely with project managers to define project requirements, scope, budgets, timelines, and objectives.

Coordinating and executing project plans, including, but not limited to: ordering parts/supplies, completing projects task lists, managing external contractors, developing preventative maintenance tasks and lock-out/tag-out requirements, and completing employee training post-implementation.

Cleaning and organizing of project locations, as well as parts/materials/tools storage areas and buildings.

Proposing and implementing cost savings ideas.

Apply at www.adamslandandcattle.com/careers. 

Facility Specialist (Carpentry/Painting)

This position exists to provide maintenance, construction, painting, and wall covering applications to preserve the property and make a comfortable home-like living and working environment for those living and working here.

Compensation ranges from $15 – $20/hour depending on certifications.

To be considered for a position with KNI please complete an application and tax clearance through the State of Kansas career portal. I’ve included the instructions below. If you do not have access to a computer please call me to make arrangements for you to come to our office to apply. Please contact me if you have any questions or need anything additional. We look forward to meeting you. 1. APPLY: Go to State Employment Center – Home (ks.gov) Click on the link below the sunflower to apply. If you have not yet registered on the site you will need to chose the New User option Once you have created your account, search “View All Jobs” Under “Agency” listed on the left side of the screen and choose “Kansas Neurological Institute” Find the position you wish to apply for and apply from there. 2.TAX CLEARANCE You will also need the tax clearance certificate. It’s a two-step process and can be confusing so please contact me if you have any questions. After you submit your request you will have to wait 24 hours then return and view the status to see if it was issued. If it was please send to the email listed in Step 2 below. Step 1: Go to State Employment Center – Home (ks.gov) Click on Tax Clearance (KDOR) under the “Resources” section at the bottom left of the screen Click on the first link under the “State of Kansas Tax Clearance” heading toward the bottom of the screen Click “Submit Request” Click “Individual” Complete the information Reason for Request: is State Employment Requestor : Enter your name here Submit Make note of Transaction ID Step 2: After 24 hours passes, follow the instructions above but instead of Submit Request you will View Status Enter SSN and Transaction ID Send certificate to Janelle.gonzalez@ks.gov.

Construction Engineer Technician

This entry-level position will perform construction and field observation on projects for assurance that the project has been completed in close compliance with plans and specifications.  Once trained, position works independently with minimal supervision and will apply knowledge of construction practices and materials testing requirements to document Contractor’s construction progress and perform quality assurance on projects. 

High School Diploma or equivalent required.  2-year degree from technical school or college, or equivalent experience preferred.


0-3 years’ construction, survey, and/or field observation experience.  Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel required.  Must have ability to pass certifications.  Experience and knowledge of materials testing preferred.  AutoCAD or ArcGIS experience is helpful.

Apply online at https://careers-bartwest.icims.com/jobs/1759/construction-engineering-technician/job. 

Relief Operator

Headquartered in both Kansas City and Topeka, Evergy employs about 4,900 people who are dedicated to empowering a better future. We are recruiting candidates for a Relief Operator at our coal fired Jeffrey Energy Center, wage rate $28.38 per hour. Please find below a list of the minimum requirements for the position. It is important the candidates address their qualifications in the documentation submitted for consideration.

Relief Operator- “shall relieve all temporary absences by the method of “upgrade on shift.” When not being used to relieve temporary absences they may be used for further training of themselves or, by upgrading on shift, the further training of other personnel. At the discretion of the shift supervisor they may also be used for additional operating duties where qualified. Absences of relief operators shall not be relieved.”

“The Relief Operator shall be qualified for two (2) Auxiliary Operator positions prior to promotion to Auxiliary Operator on a permanent basis and shall complete training for all Auxiliary Equipment Operator positions within 12 months. The fully trained Auxiliary Equipment Operator will be expected to train and qualify for the Control Room Operator position as soon as the opportunity arises after successful completion of all auxiliary positions. Training will consist of both on the job and training modules with text materials. At the discretion of the shift supervisor they may also be used for additional operating, training, and cleanup duties where qualified.

Job Progression

Relief Operator 1 – $28.38
Relief Operator 2 – $29.79 — Based on qualifications, typically within 8 weeks of hire
Auxiliary Equipment Operator – $41.00 — Based on qualifications, typically within 1 year of hire

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Operate power plant equipment including valves, breakers, pumps, motors, and specialized equipment in support of power production.
• Perform flawless energy isolation and permitting of equipment in support of maintenance
• Perform routine inspection of plant equipment
• Review plant equipment performance data on a daily basis and report deficiencies
• Utilize Computerized Maintenance Management System to create, track, and complete work orders and work requests.
• Perform performance tests and troubleshoot equipment that is not performing as expected
• Review and edit operating procedures and P&ID’s (Piping and Instrument Diagrams)

The Successful Candidate will Demonstrate the Following:

• Safety – The job requires the utmost attention paid to safety in all instances.
• Leadership- Ability to lead others and direct the workforce in all areas of safety, work practices company initiatives with a high level of integrity.
• Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
• Call Out Response – The successful applicant will be expected to be responsive to call outs and holdovers as work necessitates.
• Skills- Must have the ability to understand, operate, and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical systems.
• Effective Communication- Effectively communicates to customers, team members, and supervisors regarding all aspects of the job.
• Teamwork- Works well in a team environment.
• Stress Tolerance – Deals calmly and effectively with high stress situations such as fatigue, inclement weather, and or time pressure.
• Attention to Detail-Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
• Initiative- Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
• Cooperation-Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
• Customer Service- Demonstrates an exceptional level of customer service and professionalism.
• Diversity- Values Diversity and Diversity of Thought.

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding and/or Testing Required:
Must possess a high school certificate or equivalent. Related equipment operation or maintenance experience and an Associate of Science in Power Plant technology or its equivalent is preferred.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must successfully complete the EEI MASS/POSS Aptitude Test

Working Conditions:
Time will be spent in the power plant in a noisy industrial environment. This includes areas of extreme temperature, times of inclement weather, and work at heights above ground. Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and leather work boots. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance. This position works rotating shifts; nights, weekends, and holidays. Must live within 50-minute drive time of the plant.

Relief Operator 1 – $28.38 Relief Operator 2 – $29.79 — Based on qualifications, typically within 8 weeks of hire Auxiliary Equipment Operator – $41.00 — Based on qualifications, typically within 1 year of hire Benefits include paid vacation, health, dental, pension, and 401k match.

Apply online at evergy.com/careers.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.