Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #180723-6823TC-001


The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Connecticut Valley Hospital seeks qualified individuals for the position of Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR) positon #24435 in our Plant Operations Department in Middletown, CT.  The hours for this position is Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

This position will provide essential services throughout the CVH Campus.

Please ensure your application is complete and you have included a copy of your Resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your applications.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: a copy of their S-1, S-2 or D-1, D-2 license; for outside hires, references; for state employees performance appraisals. 

Please be advised the applicants new to state service start at the bottom of the salary range.

Questions about these required documents should be directed to DMHAS HR at Miriam Lopez 860-262-5358.


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in the heating, ventilation and refrigeration trade area.


Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices in HVACR trade area; makes estimates of time, personnel and determines and obtains required materials; keeps necessary records; may perform duties related to similar trade areas as required; may act as liaison with other operating units and outside contacts; may operate heavy equipment; may respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state owned airports; performs related duties as required.

HVACR: Performs highly skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices and codes on air systems used in heating, ventilating and refrigeration; operates, maintains, repairs, installs, modifies and assembles air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems which may use Freon or chilled water for air cooling means and air or water for condenser means; determines required cooling capacity of units needed for small areas; uses and interprets a psychometric chart; controls and measures air flow, room air changes and room pressurizing; monitors computerized control systems; performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks; adds water treatment chemicals to boilers; may install, modify, repair and assemble electrical or pneumatic controls for this type of equipment; may inspect and repair steam traps fed by main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the HVACR trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in the HVACR trade area.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the HVACR trade area.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2.


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. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern in a designated maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
3. Experience performing technical duties within a designated maintenance trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.


Demonstrates knowledge of HVACR trade and Hospital Standards.  Exhibits the interpersonal skills required to work with other to accomplish tasks/projects.  Must possess and retain a S-1 or S-2 License or D-1, D-2 license.


1. Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including possession and retention of an Unlimited Journeyperson's license in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.


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 of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles; and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment, extreme weather conditions and/or environmental conditions.
2. 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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.