PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
This class is accountable for performing highly skilled trades duties in various trade areas.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
• This class is designed for persons spending the majority of their work time in the performance of highly skilled trade duties in a variety of trade areas. It is not intended that this class be the normal progression for all Maintainers; this class should be reserved solely for agencies and facilities where trade level skills are clearly required for a major portion of a person's duties.
• This is appropriate for persons who must independently perform a full range of highly skilled trades assignments. Supervisory personnel may have limited or no technical expertise.
• This class is intended for persons performing highly skilled duties in more than one trade area without one specific trade area being applied a majority of the time. Incumbents are expected to be highly proficient in one or more trade areas, and proficient in other trade areas.
Works under the general supervision of a Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader, Building Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisors 1 or 2, or other employee of higher grade.
May lead Skilled Maintainers, Maintainers, Skilled Trades Apprentices, Qualified Craft Worker Interns, students, seasonal help, inmates or other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring the application of trade skills, codes, and standard trade practices in a variety of trade areas including but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVACR, glazing, masonry, painting work, etc; makes estimates of time, personnel, and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas, may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; performs duties related to the trade or trade areas as required; at State owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; may operate and maintain heavy earth moving equipment; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of a variety of trade areas; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in one or more trade areas.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in one or more trade areas.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2.
Housekeeping, custodial, and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
2. At the University of Connecticut Internship Training Program: Possession of 4,000 registered on-the-job training (OJT) apprenticeship program hours, recognized by the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, along with related instruction hours in the respective maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General Experience for licensed trades (Electrical, Plumbing, HVACR) only.
3. At other State Agencies: Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
At the University of Connecticut:
1. A Skilled Trades Apprentice who successfully completes the Internship Training Program shall be promoted to the target class for non-licensed trades no sooner than completing six (6) months of satisfactory work performance.
Licensed Trades (Electrical, Plumbing, HVACR)
1. A Skilled Trades Apprentice promoted to the General Trades Worker job class while serving in the Internship Training Program must obtain graduation from a vocational or technical school prior to promotion to the QCW target class based on the allowed substitution of 4,000 registered on-the-job training (OJT) apprenticeship program hours and related instruction hours in the respective maintenance trade area.
2. A Skilled Trades Apprentice promoted to the General Trades Worker job class while serving in the Internship Training Program who obtains their occupational trade license after completing six (6) months of satisfactory work performance shall be promoted to the QCW target class effective the first pay period following the date they obtained their occupational trade license.
3. A Skilled Trades Apprentice promoted to the General Trades Worker job class while serving in the Internship Training Program who obtains their occupational trade license before completing six (6) months of satisfactory work performance must complete their initial six (6) month working test period prior to being promoted to the QCW target class. The promotion shall be effective the first day of the pay period following the date they completed their six (6) month training period.
4. For current state employees compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class manual.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess or acquire and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of hazardous materials training programs, such as asbestos, PCB, PFAS, consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of General Trades Worker (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group TC 15 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to implement QCW Intern Stipulated Agreement) Final No. 22-126