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Mechanical Inspector I thru IV - MABCD

Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: WICHITA, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Metro Area Building & Construction Dept. 

Pay:  Range $20.03 to $22.07 depending upon certifications (journeyman or master) and experience.  

Work Schedule: M-F 7am to 4pm  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Ensures and maintains compliance with applicable regulatory guidance governing mechanical, refrigeration, solid fuel, HVAC systems and equipment. Performs inspections in the course of construction, alteration or repair and must assess all mechanical applications in the field for code compliance and be able to communicate discrepancies to the customer and explain code requirements. Employee works alone in the field and demonstrates superb customer service.


Mechanical Inspection of Residential & Commercial Systems

  • Perform inspections in the course of construction, alteration, and repair for compliance with all applicable/adopted codes and safety standards and manage and maintain records utilizing electronic devices in the field.
  • Ensure compliance with plan design as previously submitted and approved.
  • Communicate code information and/or references to validate inspection results.
  • Follow up on corrections to ensure that corrections have been satisfied, and document into MABCD inspection software: define deficiencies succinctly, cite specific code reference, and give specific date for remediation if applicable.
  • Monitor permits and ensure that applicable inspections are scheduled and performed.


 Code enforcement and investigations:

  • Investigate complaints, reported safety issues, and potential code violations.
  • Assist management and legal staff in addressing violations, gather relevant documentation, and possibly testify in court or in administrative hearings.


 Education and Training:

  • Maintain required certifications through continuing education.
  • Stay abreast of code changes and code adoptions.


Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. Five or more years of experience in the construction industry OR any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. Active Certifications.

MABCD hires at multiple levels. Please see the qualification levels below:


Mechanical Inspector I

  • Become certified by ICC as a residential mechanical inspector within 12 months of hire.
  • Become certified by ICC as a commercial mechanical inspector within 24 months of hire.


Mechanical Inspector II

  • Valid mechanical trade certificate (journeyman, residential journeyman or master).
  • Five or more years of experience as a journeyman or master in the construction industry with a mechanical trade certificate (journeyman or master) or equivalent combination of training and experience approved by the Director of MABCD.
  • Certified by ICC as a mechanical inspector within 12 months of hire for both residential and commercial.


Mechanical Inspector III

  • Meets all mechanical inspector II requirements plus;
  • Certified by ICC as a residential plumbing inspector.


Mechanical Inspector IV

  • Meets all mechanical inspector III requirements plus;
  • Certified by ICC as a residential combination inspector (building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing).


Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree from Accredited College or Five years of training from an accredited Mechanical Trade School. Inspection experience. Ten or more years of experience in the construction industry. Certified with a master mechanical trade certificate. Certified by ICC in multiple trade capacities.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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