Tag Archives: Building Technology

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

POSITION SUMMARY:
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. 

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

Experience:

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.

Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician assists with the maintenance of equipment and company facilities in a busy and fast paced work environment.
Knowledge of electrical systems and HVAC preferred.

This is a key position in a successful, busy department with a great company! Applicants must be 18 years or older. We have an amazing benefits package! Benefits include Competitive Wages, Paid Health/Dental Coverage, Vision Coverage, Paid Life Insurance, Retirement Plan with an Employer Match, a wide range of supplemental benefits you can pick and choose from to customize your coverage, Uniforms (We even clean them for you.) and Paid Time Off. Pre-Employment Drug Testing is required.

Wages are dependent on experience. For questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (785)621-4075. To apply, you may fill out an application below, stop by our office located at 2670 E. 9th Street, Hays, KS, 67601, or visit your local Workforce Center. EOE.

Weatherization Field Specialist

This position will:
-Provide technical support for all levels of the Weatherization Assistance Program.
-Plan and conduct technical field monitoring and write associated technical reports per program requirements.
-Conduct on site and desk top review of weatherization activities.
-Observe work performed for compliance and assure all work is accomplished which includes accessing attics and crawlspaces.
-Demonstrate knowledge of general home energy efficiency inspection procedures and general building codes.
-Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree, trade school certification or relevant experience required. Two years of experience in the technical trades or construction is preferred. Intermediate computer skills and strong report writing skills are necessary. A combination of education and experience may be accepted as determined relevant by KHRC.

Starting pay for this position is $23.75 hour or more, depending upon experience and certifications. Paid Time Off, Discretionary Day, Paid Holidays, Paid Maternity/ Paternity Leave, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Retirement Plan, Tuition Assistance, Paid Covered Parking.

TO APPLY, SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: Katelyn Ramirez Human Resources Generalist 611 S Kansas Avenue, Suite 300 Topeka, KS 66603 PHONE: 785-217-2052 WEBSITE: kshousingcorp.org EMAIL: hr@kshousingcorp.org.

Facilities Specialist

This position is responsible for monitoring the daily operation and maintenance of the Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC Shops to ensure a quality way of living for the people who here. The duties include cleaning sanitary sewer lines with auger equipment, electrical diagnosis, and routine maintenance on HVAC equipment such as filters, belts, and cleaning coils. The position also maintains and repairs appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, and any specialty equipment built and designed for people who live here to maintain a quality of life.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Using special equipment to locate and clear blockages and breaks in piping
Repair service and maintain HVAC equipment, electric water heaters, and steam water heaters and softening systems.
Install, repair, service, and maintain appliances, bathing tubs, fixtures, faucets valves, venting systems and all other plumbing and water systems used by KNI.
Installing, repair, service, and maintain electrial equipment.
Basic Carpentry
Will be exposed to adverse conditions such as live electrical circuits, extreme temperatures, dust, fumes, and metallic and wood particles
Must be able to climb, stoop, stand, walk, sit, bend, be able to exert moderate physical work, and lift weight in excess of 50 lbs.

Compensation is $15.03/hour. Apply online at www.jobs.ks.gov or email KNI.Sharp@ks.gov.

Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

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Assistant Maintenance Supervisor at Meadowlark in Manhattan, Kan.

Meadowlark is searching for an energetic, hard-working and flexible individual, to join the Environmental Services team at Meadowlark, a local not-for-profit organization focused on enhancing senior lifestyles. The Assistant Maintenance Supervisor at Meadowlark maintains facility equipment in an efficient manner, including preventative and seasonal maintenance on a large campus, under the direct Supervision of the Environmental Services Leader.
Practical experience in a supervisory capacity, in a maintenance/plant related position.
Knowledge in boilers, compressors, generators, heating, air conditioning, as well as various mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
Ability to read and interpret blue prints
Knowledge in building codes and safety regulations, maintenance practices, procedures and guidelines.
Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent, and be a graduate of technical school in performance of general maintenance or equivalent practical experience in mechanical and maintenance work.

Employees at Meadowlark work closely with residents and create lasting relationships all while maintaining a safe environment for those we serve. A high-quality approach to customer service is required.

Please apply through Indeed, or on our website https://careers.meadowlark.org/careers-and-jobs/available-positions.

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN – HVAC EXPERIENCE

Security Benefit (SB), a leader in the U.S. retirement market, is seeking a Building Technician to join the Building & Facilities Department. This position will work in our home office in Topeka, Kansas.

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. Through our series of innovative products and solutions, we continue to help Americans successfully travel down the path To and Through Retirement.

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 systems. This includes centrifugal chillers, boilers, air handling units, fans, motors, pumps as well as small refrigeration.
• Monitor, test and treat boiler, tower, and chilled water systems in accordance with chemical treatment procedures.
• Replace/repair lamps, ballasts and fixtures.
• Repair or replace plumbing systems, including restroom fixtures, faucets, valves, irrigation systems, drinking fountains, various drains, etc.
• 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.
• Maintain shop equipment including trucks, tractors, mowers and small engine equipment.

Desired Skills and Experience:

• High school diploma or GED required.
• Facilities Maintenance experience or applicable technical training in related fields required. Demonstrated experience with HVAC is highly preferred.
• Able to use a personal computer with experience using Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Knowledge of building automation system helpful.
• 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 preferred.
• 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.

Full benefits package. 

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

Concrete Finisher/Laborer

Kings Construction is seeking concrete laborers/finishers with a minimum of 1 year concrete experience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*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

REQUIREMENTS:
*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
*Must be able to pass a physical capacity test, as well as a drug test.

Apply in person at 205 Walnut St., Oskaloosa, Kan., on Indeed.com, or on Facebook. Resumes/applications also can be emailed to alyssa@kings-const.com.

Kings Construction is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Security Benefit (SB), a leader in the U.S. retirement market, is seeking a Building Technician to join the Building & Facilities Department. This position will work in our home office in Topeka, Kansas.

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. Through our series of innovative products and solutions, we continue to help Americans successfully travel down the path To and Through Retirement.

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 systems. This includes centrifugal chillers, boilers, air handling units, fans, motors, pumps as well as small refrigeration.
• Monitor, test and treat boiler, tower, and chilled water systems in accordance with chemical treatment procedures.
• Replace/repair lamps, ballasts and fixtures.
• Repair or replace plumbing systems, including restroom fixtures, faucets, valves, irrigation systems, drinking fountains, various drains, etc.
• 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.
• Maintain shop equipment including trucks, tractors, mowers and small engine equipment.

Desired Skills and Experience:

• High school diploma or GED required.
• Facilities Maintenance experience or applicable technical training in related fields required. Demonstrated experience with HVAC is highly preferred.
• Able to use a personal computer with experience using Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Knowledge of building automation system helpful.
• 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 preferred.
• 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

Full Benefits Package: Base Pay, Bonus Opportunity, Profit Sharing, Full Benefits Package. 

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.