Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintenance Supervisor 1 (HVACR) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190124-5577TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Facilities Operations Department has a job opening for a Maintenance Supervisor 1 – HVACR, 3rd Shift Sunday - Thursday position.  Applicants must possess expertise in the technical aspects of complicated HVACR systems.  This includes a working knowledge of the modern methods and equipment involved in the installation and repairs of HVACR systems.  Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, delegating work, setting job priorities, scheduling daily work assignments, inspecting work for quality and handling necessary disciplinary action.  Applicant must have ability to read and interpret blueprints.  This position instructs QCW level staff as an “expert” in the HVACR trade.  The Maintenance Supervisor 1 may also be asked to perform more technical tasks.  Performs other related work as needed.  

Applicants must possess a current motor vehicle operator license.  An active Heating, Piping, or Cooling license is required and must be retained throughout employment with the University.   

This is a permanent, full-time, 3rd shift position, Sunday - Thursday, 37.5 hours/week.  The work hours are 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch.  The hourly salary is $30.45 and is non-negotiable.  This position offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. This position is 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.  Applicants must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends or holidays).

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application.   Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) the specific current heating, piping or cooling license held, along with the issuing agency, license number, date issued and expiration date.  If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references.  In addition, current state employees will be asked to provide copies of the last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years.  Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check. 

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR’s Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing in one of the following ways:

1. Supervises a small crew (usually 1-5 workers) of highly skilled trades workers (Qualified Craft Workers and General Trades Workers) and skilled workers (Skilled Maintainers) but not solely Skilled Maintainers unless they are on a grounds crew and other lower level employees.

2. In large crews (6 or more workers) of highly skilled tradesworkers, assists the Maintenance Supervisor 2 in carrying out supervisory functions. This is appropriate only when there is a demonstrated need for a subordinate supervisory level.


Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans crew work; establishes and maintains crew procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs some of the more skilled duties involved; may estimate time, skills and material needed for proposed repairs or improvements; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of modern methods and equipment involved in the trade indicated by the parenthetical title of the class; considerable knowledge of relevant State and national codes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills; skill in performing technical duties of the class; ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, and sketches; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Five (5) years of experience in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included performing highly skilled duties in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Qualified Craft Worker.


Preference will be given to those applicants who can effectively demonstrate the following in their submitted application:

  • An active S-2 or S-1 license. 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the air conditioning and refrigeration field.  Current “universal” certificate for refrigerant transition and recovery.  
  • Strong leadership skills are an important qualification for this position.
  • Experience using computer software such as AiM, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and/or Kuali Financial System (KFS) is desired. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) and their use in the automation of such functions as service request/work order processing, asset management, facilities assessment, inventory/ordering, and work scheduling is preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of the management and removal of regulated materials including asbestos, mold, lead and PCBs, as well as knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, nationally recognized standards and guidelines, as related to occupational safety and health is desired. 
  • Proficiency in the use of an I-Pad or similar technology. 
  • Familiarity or experience with rotating work schedules. 
  • Experience working in a union environment at a college, university or similar entity is desired.


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.

3. Applicant must have a current State of Connecticut Heating, Piping or Cooling license.

Applicants must possess a current motor vehicle operator license.  An active Heating, Piping, or Cooling license is required and must be retained throughout employment with the University.   

This position is 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.


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; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
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.