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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Public Works
Job Title: HVAC Trade Specialist IV
Salary: $18.481 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:


Job Objectives:

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 up to 10-tons, air-conditioning equipment up to 390 ton machines (centrifugal, helical-screw, or reciprocating), steam and hot water boiler systems up to 400 hp, warm-air furnaces, combination roof-top equipment, cooling towers up to 875 ton capacity, pump motors up to 30 HP, low voltage control systems and other such equipment.  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.

Essential Job Functions:

Independently troubleshoot and repair HVAC/mechanical/control malfunctions in systems

  • 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.   This will sometimes include working on “live” (energized) systems, circuits and devices with voltages of 480 VAC.
  • 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, repair, and maintain electrical fixtures, devices, and equipment

  • Install a variety of electrical fixtures, devices and equipment.
  • Repair existing electrical equipment and devices.
  • 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.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assorted electrical equipment, security equipment and mechanical equipment.
  • Install conduit, electrical boxes, install and connect wiring.
  • Service and repair cameras and security monitors.

Install, repair, and maintain plumbing systems and devices

  • 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 sewer ejector pumps, sewer pits, floats and related equipment.
  • Cut, thread, solder, silver-solder, braze, weld, and hang pipe.
  • Knowledge of the basic methods, practices and procedures of a plumber’s trade.


Decision Making/ Problem Solving:    Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Adaptability:   Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Reliability:  Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.

Self-Assessment:   The ability to evaluate oneself or one's actions and attitudes, in particular, of one's performance.  Pays attention to the quality of his/her work.  Maintains quality standards of his/her work.  Monitors work results.  Learns relevant knowledge and skills to meet changing requirements.

Ambition:   Demonstrating desire and dedication to achieve goals.   Endeavor to succeed and excel. Possess a desire for change, improvement, and personal accomplishment. Strive to exceed standards and expectations. Pursue work with passion, energy, drive, and a strong accomplishment orientation. Accomplish tasks even when conditions are difficult or deadlines are tight.

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   High School diploma or equivalent 
Years of Experience:  4 years experience in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and hardware.
License, certifications:    Journeyman Mechanical License /  Refrigerant recovery certification, type I and type II.

Physical Requirements of Position:

Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  M - F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work: 141 W Elm

Salary Range:  $18.481 - $27.044 (hourly)

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

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 Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structur

Vacancy Number: 20004325

Open Date: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/28/2019 11:59:59 PM