Trade Specialist III - Facilities

Date: Sep 30, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Fac. Maint. 

Pay:  $25.66/hr plus excellent benefits, including health insurance with low employee contributions. This position is currently eligible for a $1500 sign-on bonus!  

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.


The Trade Specialist III works at a journeyman or Master Level with a variety of mechanical systems and associated electronic controls on county properties. This position performs installation, maintenance, diagnostic troubleshooting, and repairs. This position works with refrigeration equipment, air-conditioning equipment, steam and hot water boiler systems, warm-air furnaces, combination roof-top equipment, cooling towers, pump motors, plumbing and electrical fixtures, supply/drain lines, high/low voltage systems, and other such equipment operated in a County facility. In addition to hands-on work with equipment, this position also utilizes a computer-based Facility Management Software (FMS) to monitor, diagnose, and adjust systems as needed. This position is a manual, physically demanding work done both indoors and in extreme temperatures of the outdoors as required.



  • Independently troubleshoot and repair HVAC/mechanical/control malfunctions.
  • Keep accurate records of refrigerant usage and refrigerant loss for each machine.
  • Provide required preventative maintenance and repair of systems.
  • Design and layout primary wiring service for motors and equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Fabricate and install sheet metal ductwork as needed.
  • Diagnose, evaluate present condition and repair as necessary high and low pressure duct systems; including air handlers and related equipment.
  • Make needed modifications to gas supply lines as needed (not including welded lines).



  • Install and repair a variety of electrical fixtures, devices and equipment.
  • Repair or replace light fixtures including ballast, lamp holder, and lamp replacement.
  • Test and repair special circuits such as GFCI, control circuits, switch legs, and other electrical circuits.
  • Troubleshoot and repair breakers, terminals, relays, contactors, and related equipment.
  • Identify electrical problems with a variety of testing devices on equipment, appliances, and facilities.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assorted electrical, security, and mechanical equipment.
  • Install conduit and electrical boxes, and install and connect wiring.
  • Service and repair cameras and security monitors.



  • Install a variety of plumbing fixtures, devices, and equipment.
  • Repair existing plumbing and gas systems and devices.
  • Replace, clean, and repair flush valves, radiator valves, steam traps, faucets, water-temperature regulators and other devices.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain and repair supply & stagnate sanitary systems, sewer ejector pumps, sewer pits, floats and related equipment.
  • Cut, thread, solder, silver-solder, braze, weld, and hang pipe.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assorted plumbing equipment and mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of the basic methods, practices and procedures of a plumber’s trade.


Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Four years’ experience in HVAC, electrical, or plumbing. Four years’ experience with carpentry or hardware. Journeyman Mechanical, Plumbing, or Electrical License. Refrigerant recovery certification, type I and type II for HVAC License only. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid driver’s license without any current restrictions.


Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree or vocational (trade) school graduate in related field. Five years’ in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, or hardware. Master Mechanical, Plumbing, or Electrical License. Universal refrigerant recovery certification. City of Wichita Backflow Certification.


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

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