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Trade Specialist III

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Facilities Maintenance 

Pay:  $24.33 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.


Performs skilled mechanical-system work at Journeyman or Master Level; including (but not limited to) diagnostic troubleshooting and the repair, maintenance and installation of various mechanical systems and their associated electronic controls in county properties. These systems include but are not limited to; 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. Utilize a computer-based Facility Management System (FMS) software program to monitor, diagnose and adjust the controlled systems under the software’s authority. This job 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 in systems listed above.
  • Keep accurate records of refrigerant usage and refrigerant loss for each machine as required by the Clean Air Act and Montreal Protocol.
  • Provide required preventative maintenance and repair of systems listed above and on assorted mechanical equipment.
  • Design and layout primary wiring service for motors and equipment under County responsibility.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks to keep systems and devices working properly and safely.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assorted mechanical equipment.
  • Fabricate and install sheet metal ductwork in the listed properties 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.
  • Install conduit, electrical boxes, 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 or 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.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Four years’ experience in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and hardware. Journeyman Mechanical License or Journeyman Plumbing License or Journeyman 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. Four plus years’ in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and hardware. Master Mechanical License or Master Plumbing License or Master Electrical License. Universal refrigerant recovery 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

Job Segment: Testing, Technology