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Maintenance Tech IV

Topeka Metro is accepting applications for a full-time Maintenance Technician IV to perform entry-level inspections and routine maintenance as required on bus fleet vehicles and provide building and ground maintenance for all Topeka Metro properties.
Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid sick/vacation/holidays, and KPERS retirement.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Knowledge and ability to perform service work including, but not limited to fueling, checking/replenishing fluid levels, tire pressures, chassis, and body.
• Ability to perform facility and grounds maintenance including but not limited to mowing, snow removal, minor facility repairs and painting.
• Ability to operate all equipment necessary for the completion of assigned duties.
• Possess and maintain an inventory of hand tools necessary for the position.
• Ability to obtain a Class B CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements. Paid training is provided.
• Steady work history with mechanical experience.
• HS diploma/GED.
The shift for this position is Tuesday-Friday 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. and Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with pay of $20.58/hour.
Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post offer functional employment test, and DOT medical exam.

Download an application & characteristic survey at www.topekametro.org under the Careers tab & submit by mail, e-mail, fax, or in person. Applications can be picked up or dropped off at either location: Topeka Metro Admin. Office 201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603 Quincy Street Station 820 S.E. Quincy St. Topeka, KS 66612 E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org FAX: (785) 233-3063 Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

Mechanic – Fleet Services

Not all heroes wear capes!

The City of Topeka’s Fleet Services team members are true behind-the-scene heroes, performing preventive maintenance, services and repairs on a wide variety of gasoline and diesel light and medium duty vehicles. They keep our first responders’ vehicles running smoothly so they can keep our community safe.

The Fleet Services team is seeking dedicated, like-minded individuals to join their team. The desired individuals shall have strong communication and interpersonal skills, good computer skills, be highly punctual and reliable, and knowledgeable and interested in the service, maintenance and repair of a diverse fleet of vehicles and specialty equipment.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; vocational school applicable to the mechanics trade is preferred and must have and maintain a valid KS driver’s license applicable to the work requirement for equipment operated and a city insurable driving record. Openings will be filled at the levels below based on qualifications:

Mechanic I requires One (1) year verifiable, full time automotive, truck or heavy equipment maintenance work. Experience can be substituted with the completion of a vocational school program applicable to the mechanics trade.

Mechanic II requires Three (3) years verifiable full time journeyman light automotive, light truck maintenance work.

Master Mechanic – Must possess Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician certificate and Three (3) years verifiable journeyman experience in diagnosis, repair and overhaul of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines and automotive mechanical, hydraulic and electrical system maintenance.

Positions are available on first and second shift with potential for emergency response and call back overtime situations.

$19.31 – $23.08 per hour DOQ plus $0.75 cents additional per hour for second shift hours.

For a full position description and to apply online, please visit https://www.topeka.org/careers.

Diesel/Shop Technician

Seeking dedicated person responsible for maintenance and repairs of our trucking and heavy equipment fleet.
Essential Duties:
– Inspect, repair, & maintain commercial vehicle, equipment, and machinery to ensure proper operating condition.
– Perform routine maintenance, including but not limited to: oil changes, tire rotations, grease, inspections, & brake checks.
– Proper utilization of hand & power tools & PPE
– Inspect, test & listen to identify defective equipment. Diagnose malfunctions using testing instruments.
– Weld or solder broken parts & structural members.
– Recondition & replace parts.
– Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
– Clean, lubricate & perform other routine maintenance work on equipment & vehicles.
– Conducting field visits in case of emergency or sudden breakdown.
– Operate a forklift & other lifting equipment.
– Replace & repairs tires.
– Maintaining records of parts inventory & serviced vehicles/equipment.
– Other duties & responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications:
– Minimum 1 year experience/training or equivalent combination of education or experience.
– Brake inspection qualified as defined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, Section 396.25.
– Vehicle Inspection qualified as defined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, Section 396.16.
– Excellent problem-solving skills.
– Excellent time-management skills.
– Safety, accuracy, & attention to details
– Valid Class A or B CDL preferred.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and bend. The employee must regularly lift and/or move from 1 to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a repair shop environment & outside weather conditions. The employee works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Compensation: Hourly, health, dental, & 401(k) contributions, paid holidays, & more. To apply, please stop by our office located at 7939 SW Topeka Blvd. Wakarusa, KS 66546. Or call 785-478-3100 for more information. 

Master Mechanic I – City of Lawrence, KS

Job Summary: The City of Lawrence, Municipal Services and Operations Department is seeking to fill a Master Mechanic I position. This individual will perform preventive maintenance and repairs on all vehicles, other rolling stock and non-rolling equipment in the City’s fleet.

Job Responsibilities
100% – Master Mechanic I is an advanced position. Employees in this position will be expected to perform complex tasks and work on specialized equipment and vehicles. Will perform record keeping activities on repairs performed and provide technical assistance to lower level mechanics and garage personnel. Employees perform more difficult and responsible types of duties including lead repairs of gasoline, diesel, and other types of fuel-powered equipment, and on hydraulic and electrical systems. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Qualifications
Qualifications – Requires HS/GED equivalent, plus additional specialized training in automotive/ mechanical repair. Must have at minimum two years of increasingly responsible automotive/ mechanical repair experience. Knowledge and skills related to the repair of fire apparatus and medical units is strongly preferred.

• This position requires the possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid commercial driver’s license (Class B required, Class A preferred, Air Brake Endorsement Mandatory)

• This position requires ownership of personal hand tools adequate to repair most common vehicles or equipment

• Current ASE and/or EVT certification strongly preferred

• Master Mechanic I: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master-Level Auto/Light Truck or Heavy Truck certification within one calendar year of hire date

• Master Mechanic II: Eligible advancement once completed Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Ambulance or Fire Apparatus Certification

• The successful applicant must pass the background check, post-offer City physical and drug screen

The starting salary range: $26.04 to 30.14/hr., D.O.Q.; Application Review Begins 2/7/22.

The City of Lawrence is pleased to provide an online application process. As of January 8th, 2007 Human Resources will no longer accept paper applications by mail, e-mail or fax. If you do not have access to a home computer to submit an application, computer access is available at public libraries, the Lawrence Workforce Center or City Hall, Human Resources. Apply at www.LAWRENCECITYJOBS.ORG.

Equipment Mechanic Series Req #203309

This position is located in Topeka within the Bureau of Structures & Geotechnical Services. This position provides mechanical repairs and service for truck mounted drilling equipment and support vehicles and other equipment associated with geotechnical investigations.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Perform full range of mechanical overhauls and repairs, tune ups, electrical repairs and adjustments on both all drills and support vehicles including both diesel & gas engines, and water pumps for the Bureau of Structures and Geotechnical Services.
Perform routine and annual vehicle inspections and documents issues with the vehicles.
Report to immediate Supervisor, to verify that the proper maintenance and safety equipment is operational.

Hourly Pay Range: $16.56 – $20.13 Employment Benefits: Educational Assistance Program On-the-job training programs Paid Vacation Leave & Paid Sick Leave & Paid State Holidays Group health, dental, vision. Family Oriented Work Environment Basic Life Insurance provided by the State/Optional Group Life Insurance at a reasonable cost. Retirement and deferred compensation programs Employee Assistance Program Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave.

Apply online at https://kdotapp.ksdot.gov/Vacancy/Vacancy.aspx.

Service Technician

Responsibilities/Requirements:
 Diagnose issues with Case IH and other agriculture equipment
 Diagnose issues with ATV and lawn and garden equipment
 Communicate parts needs to the parts department
 Perform service repairs and maintenance work on customer equipment
 Some field work involved
 Attend trainings and maintain current knowledge of Case IH and other agriculture
products
 Maintain a clean workspace
 Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing on the job
 Ability to lift at least 50lbs repeatedly
 Ability to work inside and outside in all temperatures
Required Education: Post-secondary training or willing to attend training
Recommended Qualities:
 Comfortable talking to farmers
 Proficient written and verbal communication skills
 Can work independently
 Computer skills
 Critical thinking
 Attention to detail
 Can work accurately and efficiently

If you are interested, please visit our website at https://www.brunaimplementco.com/ to apply or contact Courtney Hawk at Courtney.H@brunaic.com or call (785) 742-2261 for more information.

Mechanic

This person will be responsible for:
– Conducting quality repairs on all ALCC agriculture equipment, resulting in maximum functionality, reliability and longevity. Equipment types include, but are not limited to: feed and other trucks, heavy and construction equipment, tractors, loaders, skid steers, fork lifts, ATVs, mowers, vehicles, motors and generators.
– Troubleshooting reported problems on equipment and vehicles, diagnosing breakdowns, repairing, and resolving issues in a timely manner.
– Inspecting equipment, vehicles, engines, transmissions, mechanical and electrical components, as well as computer and electronic systems and running diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues.
– Reporting status of repairs/assigned tasks at departmental shift start-up meetings.
– Supporting a culture of proactive repairs versus reactive.
– Supporting the preventative maintenance program by educating equipment operators on proper daily maintenance.
– Maintaining shop equipment, shop and parts crib work areas, parts crib inventory and shop tools in satisfactory condition.
– Identifying continuous improvement opportunities in work area.
– Collaborating with external contract resources to accomplish repairs that are outsourced. Building and maintaining strong external business relationships.
– Collaborating with internal resources, as appropriate. Building and maintaining strong internal business relationships.
– Completing other duties, as assigned.

Ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:
– Proven experience as a mechanic.
– Excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and electrical components of equipment and vehicles.
– Aptitude in using various hand tools, precision measurement tools, and shop equipment.
– Ability to follow established procedures, read instructions, blueprints, auto cad drawings, etc.
– Working knowledge of diagnostic methods and systems.
– Very good problem-solving ability.
– Possess great attention to detail.
– Excellent communication and customer service skills.
– Ability to manage multiple projects/work efforts.
– Minimum of one (1) year of experience.
– Certification from a vocational school or completion of an apprenticeship is preferred.

Competitive wage, full benefits package plus a $5,000 hiring bonus if eligible.

Apply online at http://bit.ly/AdamsCareers.

Heavy Equipment Technician

Bayer Construction Company, in Manhattan, KS is currently looking for a technician for our Heavy Equipment Shop. We are a 100% employee-owned company, with a family style atmosphere, and competitive benefits. We are looking for a skilled individual with electrical, hydraulic, and air conditioning troubleshooting experience. On-the-job training will be provided. The technician will inspect, troubleshoot, diagnose equipment as assigned by the shop supervisor. They will be responsible for repairing, replacing, or rebuilding any broken components on many types of equipment, including but not limited to, skid loaders, wheel loaders, backhoes, excavators, and haul trucks. They will be expected to work on all systems of the equipment, including but not limited to, diesel or gasoline engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, powertrain, frames, undercarriage components, wheels, and A/C systems. Individuals applying should be motivated to work, self-starters, be able to work both indoors and outdoors as needed, have a valid driver’s license, CDL a plus but not required and have the willingness to learn and grow within the company.

To apply, contact Allen Hoffman, equipment manager at 785-313-7522 or allenh@bayerconst.com. You also may contact Stan Hambright, human resources manager, at 785-313-4398 or stanh@bayerconst.com.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Established in 1965, Shilling Construction Company, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business providing safe quality asphalt roads for the state of Kansas. The Company operates a permanent asphalt plant in Manhattan and has two portable plants that travel the state of Kansas.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job Description Summary
The selected candidate will be required to work in a team environment with other co-workers and managers.
• Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task.
• Properly follow all company policies for safe working procedures.
• Report any problems to your manager.
• Follow directions of manager as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific duty.
• Analyze malfunctions and repairs, re-build and maintain equipment including heavy construction equipment.
• Operate and inspect machines and equipment to diagnose defects.
• Dismantle and reassemble equipment using hoists as well as hand power tools.
• Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
• Perform record keeping of time and parts used on the appropriate forms.
• Perform general cleaning of work areas and maintenance areas.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Requirements
The ideal candidate will:
• Pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
• Pass a pre-employment “Fit for Work” physical.
• Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers , supervisors and the general public at all times.
• Be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
• Be willing to work nights and weekends when required.
• Report to work at the designated start time.
• Be able to work overtime when required.
• Be willing to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.
• Must have valid driver’s license and meet the qualifications of the fleet safety program. CDL preferred.
• Strictly adhere to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
• Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations.
• Have the necessary tools to perform position responsibilities.

Education /Experience
• Extensive experience in truck and/or heavy equipment maintenance and repair, including diesels, hydraulic systems and electrical systems.

Benefits
• Paid Time Off
• Holiday Pay
• Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Accident Insurance
• Short-term disability
• 401 (k) with match

This is an hourly position that pays between $19 – $24/hour (+overtime) based on education and experience. Apply online at https://www.shilconst.com or apply in person at 9620 E. Hwy 24 Manhattan, KS 66502.  

E.E.O. POLICY It is the policy of this company to assure that applicants are employed, and those employees are treated, during employment, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, disability, age, gender, veteran status or occupational qualification. Such action shall include, but is not limited to, application procedures, employment, upgrading, promotion, demotion, transfer, rehire, job assignment and classification, recruitment, recruitment advertising, layoff, termination, compensation, leave, fringe benefits, social activities, training and working conditions.

Maintenance Tech IV

Topeka Metro is accepting applications for a full-time Maintenance Technician IV to perform entry-level inspections and routine maintenance as required on bus fleet vehicles and provide building and ground maintenance for all Topeka Metro properties.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Knowledge and ability to perform service work including, but not limited to fueling, checking/replenishing fluid levels, tire pressures, chassis, and body.
• Ability to perform facility and grounds maintenance including but not limited to mowing, snow removal, minor facility repairs and painting.
• Ability to operate all equipment necessary for the completion of assigned duties.
• Possess and maintain an inventory of hand tools necessary for the position.
• Ability to obtain a Class B CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements.
Training is provided.
• Steady work history with mechanical experience.
• HS diploma/GED.

The shift for this position is Tuesday-Friday 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. and Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with pay of $20.27/hour. Topeka Metro offers great benefits including free health insurance for employee only, paid sick/vacation/holidays, and is a KPERS employer. Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post offer functional employment test, and DOT medical exam.

Download an application & characteristic survey at TOPEKAMETRO.ORG & submit by mail, e-mail, in person or fax. Applications accepted until position is filled. Topeka Metro 201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603 E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org FAX: (785) 233-3063 Drug Free Workplace and EOE.