Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive And Mechanical Equipment) (40

Recruitment #180809-6727FM-001


UConn’s Facilities Operations Department has job openings for two Qualified Craft Worker (QCW) Automotive and Mechanical Equipment positions within the Motor Pool Unit.  Applicants must possess a current CDL with air brake endorsement.  Applicants must also possess certification to work on air brakes.  Both the CDL with air brake endorsement and certification to work on air brakes must be retained throughout employment with the University.

A passenger endorsement must be obtained within two years from the date of employment and retained throughout employment with the University.

These are permanent, full-time positions, Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week.  The work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch.  The hourly salary is $25.71 and is non-negotiable.  These positions offer a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for these job openings, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.  If selected for an interview, you will be asked to supply the names, titles and phone numbers of three, work related references which must include one current or previous supervisor. (For current state employees only you will also be asked to provide copies of your last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years). Employment of the successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.

Applicants are required to upload three documents:

  • A copy of his/her diploma from a Vocational or Technical School and/or official transcript stating AUTOMOTIVE as the course of study
  • A copy of his/her CDL with air brake endorsement
  • A copy of certification to work on air brakes

Applicants are required to upload requested material(s) with their submission (NOTE: in order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser’s ‘pop-up’ blocker is off. Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation into JobAps.). If the required documents are not uploaded, the applicant will be disqualified and will not be considered for the positions.  Questions about these required documents should be directed to UConn HR’s Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in one of the following trade areas: electrical, plumbing and steamfitting, utilities or heating, ventilation and refrigeration.


In general, the QCW Automotive and Mechanical Equipment position diagnoses failure in all types of automotive and heavy mobile equipment; services, dismantles, overhauls and reassembles front ends, engines, standard and automatic transmissions, rear ends, hydraulic systems and automotive electrical systems; constructs and repairs any needed parts; welds or brazes parts by oxyacetylene torch or electric welding; may operate testing equipment required to diagnose automotive electronic components; may be required to assist in snow removal operations during emergency situations; performs related duties as required.

At UConn the QCW Automotive and Mechanical Equipment position will also perform tasks in automotive, truck and equipment repair for diesel and gas powered vehicles.  Repair work on suspensions, hydraulic brake systems, and exhaust systems will also be required.   Tasks include the operation of brake lathes, wheel balances, tire changers, and engine analyzers.    The QCW Automotive and Mechanical Equipment employee is required to perform preventive maintenance tasks on equipment, assist customers with minor repairs, perform small engine repairs on equipment such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, portable generators etc., and perform normal maintenance service including tune-ups, belt replacements, tire changing, cooling system repairs and other vehicle repairs.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular 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 particular trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the specific 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.


Candidates able to demonstrate the following in their applications will be given preference:

  • At least ten (10) years of experience in the automotive and mechanical trade
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in Cummins diesel engine repair
  • Passenger endorsement
  • Experience troubleshooting multi-plex electronic systems
  • Experience with mig welding and/or arc welding
  • Experience repairing snow and ice equipment such as Kubota Tractors, Bobcats/Skid Steers, and Salty Dog Sanders
  • Experience repairing medium duty vehicles and/or transit busses


1. Incumbents in this class may 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.


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 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.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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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.