Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) (37.5 Hour)

Western Connecticut State University

Recruitment #180910-6827TC-001

Introduction

This position is for Western Connecticut State University's Environmental & Facilities Maintenance Trades department located on the Midtown Campus at 181 White Street, Danbury, CT.   The incumbent must possess current Plumbers Trade License and will be responsible for the full range of plumbing duties including operating equipment to fulfill job function.

Work hours are 37.5 hours per week and will be Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Must be available for emergencies and scheduled overtime.  May be exposed to extreme weather.  Medical exam, drug screen, and criminal background check will be required prior to offer of employment.                                                                                                                      

WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/

*Starting salary is $50,326 for non-state of CT Maintenance & Service Unit Union (NP-2) employees.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current employee of Western Connecticut State University or the Board of Regents, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, who has permanent state status, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact HRPositions@wcsu.edu.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices in electrical, plumbing, utilities, or HVACR trade areas; 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.

AUTOMOTIVE AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT: 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.

ELECTRICAL: Performs highly skilled tasks in accordance with national and local codes and standard trade practices; lays out and installs electrical conduit for power and lighting; makes repairs to electrical motors, controllers, switchboard panels, traffic lights, lights, power circuits, ventilating fans, electronic counting and traffic control devices, intercommunication systems and electrical generators; installs open and concealed wiring and lighting fixtures; maintains and repairs unit heaters, fans, building maintenance machines and equipment, gas pumps, refrigeration units, diesel electric generators, movable bridges, fire alarm systems, etc.; repairs relays and switches; rewires motors; bends pipes; installs, repairs and maintains oil burners; performs necessary safety testing of electrical equipment and keeps required records; performs pole work; may diagnose failures and repair drilling and patching to facilitate installations; may assist in high voltage work.

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.

LOCKSMITH: Maintains, repairs and installs locking, mechanical and electronic door closing equipment; makes new or duplicate keys and changes lock combinations using hand tools and special equipment; disassembles locks and repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs and other parts; rebuilds cylinders; sets up and maintains key control and issuing system.

PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING: Performs highly skilled plumbing and steamfitting tasks in accordance with standard trade practices; assembles, installs and repairs air, gas, water, steam and sewer disposal systems; cuts, bends, reams and threads pipes; caulks and tests joints; installs and repairs gas, water, steam and sanitary fixtures; covers and insulates tanks, pipes and related objects; works with high pressure hot water and steam systems; performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks; adds water treatment chemicals to boilers; may braze pipes; may inspect and repair steam traps and/or vaults fed by main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods; may inspect and repair medical gas systems.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Storrs:
UTILITIES : Performs highly skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices and codes on water mains, sewer lines, manholes, catch basins, high pressure steam distribution, chilled water distribution and storm water systems; disassembles, cleans, overhauls and rebuilds motors, valves, pumps, filters and other pumping station equipment; cuts, shapes, drills and welds flat or metal pipe to fabricate for use in water and steam distribution systems; inspects and repairs steam traps and/or vaults fed by main system at various locations; operates heavy equipment such as excavators, dump trucks, backhoes, pipe saws, chain saws, jackhammers and various hand tools; cleans sewer lift station wet wells of grease and debris as needed; digs trenches, constructs trench boxes and removes pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience in the particular trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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.

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. 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those applicants who can demonstrate in their application:

1) Commercial/ Industrial plumbing experience

2) Experience troubleshooting and repairing sewer disposal systems; perform water treatment  

3) Experience snaking out drain and resolving water and waste  backups as well as grease traps

4) Experience soldering, braze and thread piping; Sourcing necessary materials and insulating pipes

5) Experience performing highly skilled plumbing tasks in accordance with standard trade practices

6) Experience updating projects and work orders through electronic systems

7) Experience working independently

8) Excellent written communication skills

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

CHARACTER 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.

PHYSICAL 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.