Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center   HUTCHINSON, KS   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on October 11, 2020


Equipment Mechanic Senior

Law Enforcement Training Ctr

Position Overview

This position is located at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder, KS.

Hutchinson Campus

The Hutchinson Campus, a part of the University of Kansas, is located near Hutchinson, Kansas.  Reporting to KU through KU Lifelong & Professional Education, the Hutchinson Campus consists of 173 acres with fifteen buildings including two multi-story residential student dormitories. 

The Hutchinson Campus is home to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC).    KLETC serves as the central agency for all law enforcement training in the State of Kansas.  KLETC manages an $8.1 million annual budget, 62 authorized FTE staff (augmented by more than 400 contract/adjunct staff annually), and trains nearly 10,000 students annually in residential, online, and outreach programs. KLETC serves 437 recognized law enforcement and police agencies in Kansas, providing basic training and continuing education programs throughout each fiscal year.  Many KLETC basic training and continuing education programs are conducted in a high risk and high liability environment (firearms, use of force, emergency vehicle operations driver training, defense tactics, and search and seizure).

The campus, in coordination with KU Lifelong & Professional Education, Lawrence Campus leadership and other KU offices, also oversees high-level administrative functions, including student discipline, academic issues, legislative funding requests, information technology and telecommunications planning, strategic planning, and external grants.  KLETC basic training students reside on campus in residential housing dormitories. KLETC operates 24-hours a day, Sunday afternoon thru Friday evening.

Programs developed on the Hutchinson Campus leverage the resources of KLETC and expand the training mission for the Kansas criminal justice community.  This is a growing aspect of the Hutchinson Campus mission.

PCE Overview
KU Lifelong & Professional Education (LPE), operates in a self-supporting business environment while aligning with KU's academic, research and public service missions. KULPE works collaboratively with all KU academic schools and departments to provide continuing professional education. Lifelong & Professional Education programs serve all 105 Kansas counties, 50 U.S. states, and 61 nations. 

Position Overview
The incumbent will assume the responsibility for the maintenance of the KLETC vehicle fleet consisting of 25 traditional vehicles (16 cars for the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, 8 cars for the travel fleet, and a 1-ton pickup truck), dump truck, one mini truck, two tractors and three industrial grasshopper mowers.  Additionally, as a member of the maintenance team, the incumbent will assist with general maintenance as directed.   The position reports to the Maintenance Manager.

Normal Work Hours:
7-4 Monday - Friday with occasional nights and weekends. This position is required to work on-site.

Job Description

50% - Troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of cars, trucks, vans, medium and heavy-duty trucks, tractors and specialized construction and landscape equipment.  Operation and repair of both gasoline and diesel fueled vehicles and equipment.  May perform auto body repair and painting.  Establish a preventative maintenance program.

30% - Serve as a member of the maintenance team, assisting as directed by the Maintenance Manager with all aspects of facilities maintenance, including but not limited to snow removal, landscaping, painting, light construction, pickup and delivery of supplies, and classroom setup.

10% - Maintain an inventory of parts, tires, fuel and other equipment to minimize unavailability of fleet vehicles.  Maintain the vehicle fleet inventory with accurate accounting of mileage, VIN, assigned tags, etc.  Assist with the purchase and disposal of fleet vehicles.

10% - Maintain all vehicles in a clean and orderly condition, washing and vacuuming interiors as necessary.

Required Qualifications


  1. High School diploma or GED equivalency.
  2. Three years of experience in automotive or diesel mechanic and/or auto body repair.  Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. Valid Kansas driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.
  4. Ability to successfully acquire ASE certifications A1 through A8 within 6 months of employment.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds constantly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation
  • Must be able to work on ladders.
  • Physical strength sufficient to stand the strain of working long hours at maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to work under a variety of extremes of temperature and weather, both inside and outdoors.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.


Preferred Qualifications


  1. Three years of experience managing the maintenance on a fleet of vehicles.
  2. Maintenance experience in large residential or commercial buildings.
  3. ASE certifications A1 through A8.


Contact Information to Applicants

Ann Ermey

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application consists of:

  • A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application review will begin October 12th. 


Advertised Salary Range


Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Work Location

Kansas Law Enforcement Trn Ctr





FLSA Status


Employee Class

B-University Support Staff

Work Schedule

M-F 7-4



Job Family

Facilit Plan Design&Operat-KUL

Conditions of Employment

Contingent on Funding


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