The City of Garden City is accepting applications for Journeyman Meter Technician with the Electric Department. This position performs single-phase and polyphase self-contained and transformer-rated metering work, including installation, maintenance, testing, and special meter investigations. This position will perform troubleshooting and wiring verification on complex transformer-rated metering installations and primary metering configurations, including wholesale/transmission deliveries and plant metering. Obtain data from metering equipment, such as load profile data. Perform metering material handling duties. Safety is a priority in the City of Garden City, and employees must be willing to commit to participating in job site tailgate briefings, certifications, and all other required training programs. This position will maintain, install, test, and rebuild (when required) all revenue metering for the City of Garden City.
The City of Garden City operates under a Commission-Manager form of government with the five-member City Commission elected to overlapping four-year terms of office. The five members of the City Commission are elected to overlapping four-year terms of office. An election for City Commissioners is held every odd-numbered year. The mayor is elected to a one-year term by the Commissioners.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission and is charged with the efficient and effective administration of the City. The current City Manager has served in the position since 2008 and is the third City Manager since 1953. The City of Garden City is a full-service City, employs 370 full-time staff, and has a 2022 annual operating budget of $173,774,541.
The Garden City Electric Department is responsible for providing electric utility needs within the city's corporate boundaries. The municipal electric utility was established in 1914 and currently serves approximately 11,500 meters on a complete AMI system. Garden City is a Kansas Municipal Energy Agency (KMEA) member with an electrical system peak of 78 MW plus; an additional 14 MW of new industrial load is coming online in the sum...mer of 2023. The utility owns and operates three Siemens SGT – 400 9 MW (27 MW Total) natural gas turbines and 13 distribution substations, two of which are connected directly to the bulk transmission system. The distribution system includes approximately 249 miles of overhead lines and 82 miles of underground lines at operating grounded Y voltages of 2400/4160, 7200/12,470, and a 19,200/ 34,500 sub-transmission system. There are 32 positions within the department with an annual budget of approximately $43M. The American Public Power Association recognizes the utility as an RP3 Platinum member for 2021-2023.