Trade Specialist I

Date: May 11, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Fac. Maint. 

Pay:  $19.07 per hour, plus excellent benefits, including health insurance with low employee contributions. | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $1,500 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F On-call rotation  


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.


Perform basic electrical troubleshooting and repairs such as lighting, ballasts, fan motors and switching devices. Construct dimensional walls with wood/metal studs, hang sheetrock and finish with mud/ tape. Painting where required. Troubleshoots, diagnoses and makes appropriate repairs of county plumbing systems including but not limited to; automatic actuated infra-red lavatory faucets and flush valves, waste line repairs using primarily cast iron, drinking fountain repairs of all kinds, hot and cold water circulating piping systems for both domestic hot water and HVAC systems, detention grade shower valves and faucets. This is manual, physically demanding work done both indoors and outdoors. Typical assignments include providing preventative maintenance to county property, repair and cleaning county property, assist other staff in the completion of their assignments and facilitate the efficient operation of county properties however they may be assigned. Employee may be directed to work at times not normally scheduled in order to complete work as needed. Supervisors will expect the employee to independently and correctly complete assignments. The employee is expected to be skilled and proficient in the safe use of normal building related equipment and maintenance of both hand and power tools.



  • Perform plumbing work related to domestic water and waste system repairs; repairs leaking faucets and pipes; unstops and repairs toilets; unstops drains; installs plumbing ducts, pipes and fixtures. Independently clear waste lines of obstructions both above and below grade, behind walls and chases or above ceilings using a commercial grade sewer machine.



  • Change lamps and bulbs
  • Convert light fixture to LED
  • Assist electrician



  • Removes, replaces and repairs pneumatic, electronic, and mechanical locks; disassembles, installs and repairs locks. Repair locksets and door hardware. Troubleshoot and repair door controls including remotely operated locks and intercoms.


Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and hardware. Two plus years of experience.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita