PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of skilled tasks at less than the journeyman level in the construction, maintenance and repair of state roadsides, roadways, bridges, airports and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains the more complex mechanical equipment; works as a skilled mechanic at less than the journeyman level in the repair of mechanical equipment.
Works under the limited supervision of a Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader or other employee of higher grade.
May lead and assist five or more employees, inmates and/or parolee workers as assigned; may supervise a materials management stockroom in the absence of the Materials Storage Supervisor.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
See attached addendum.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports;
- Knowledge of processes and materials used in construction and maintenance trades;
- Oral and written communication skills;
- Considerable ability to use and make ordinary repairs to more complex mechanical equipment;
- Ability to
- operate equipment as listed on attached Addendum;
- keep shop records and prepare reports;
- use, set up and maintain ordinary bench and other shop machine tools and equipment;
- understand and follow written and oral instructions;
- utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in the construction, landscaping, commercial driving, snow plowing, maintenance and repair of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment, or in work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in one of the maintenance trades may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
- Incumbent in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed.
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.
- 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 theduties.
- A physical examination may be required.
- Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to frequent lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, including exposure to heights when working on bridges, to poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months, and to loud and potentially dangerous machinery.
- The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program 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
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Maintainer 3 (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group TC 18 approved effective July 15, 2022. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-066
The following is a listing of examples of trucks, equipment, tasks or related duties, the operating, maintaining or performing of which are considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:
- Elevation platform;
- Line marking machine (Ten (10) wheel, barrel type).
- Concrete saws;
- Core drills;
- 12-22 foot flail mower (tractor);
- Four (4) wheel drive airport snow fighter;
- Front end loaders;
- Hand operated pavement marking machine;
- Mechanical catch basin cleaning;
- Power Driven Rollers;
- Power pickup sweepers;
- Shotcrete, gunite machines;
- Tilt Bed Trailers;
- Post Pounder (driver only);
- Vactor (driver only);
- Track-mounted skid steer with various attachments including but not limited to:
- Standard bucket;
- Grapple bucket;
- Snow blower;
- Dozer blade.
- Drainage pipe setting;
- Driver of wing truck with plows attached during snow and ice truck operations;
- Performing skilled tasks in one or more of the following areas or trades:
- Mechanical repair;
- Automotive and heavy equipment mechanical repair;
- Test boring;
- Skilled tree climber;
- Inspector of VIP projects;
- District Office Radio Operator (backup);
- Service patrol;
- Sign erector (general);
- Pothole patcher operator;
- May supervise a materials management stockroom;
- In addition to other duties, may assist a Transportation Maintenance Manager in preparing and checking reports;
- Wildlife hazard control;
- Radio monitoring and communication;
- Escort vendors, contractors, etc. in secure areas (state owned airports only);
- In addition to other duties incumbents in this class may be required to receive training in, stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state-owned airports;
- Performs related duties as required.