Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Skilled Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #181204-0427TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Department of Dining Services has an opening for a permanent, full-time, Skilled Maintainer. Under the direction of the General Manager of University Catering and the Project Manager, this position will be responsible for assisting the University Catering with the set-up and maintenance of the Rome Ballroom for Catering Events. In addition, this position will provide assistance to the Qualified Craft Worker and General Trades Worker in Dining Services operations.

The hourly rate for this position is $21.33 and the schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00am-3:00pm. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical and criminal background check. This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  The successful candidate 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 this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application. It is highly recommended that you include a resume and cover letter with your application.

If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. 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's HR Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.


In a state agency this class is accountable for performing one or more tasks of a skilled nature (requiring prior experience or training, below the level of a specialized trades worker which would give the incumbent proficiency in required knowledges, skills and abilities on the first day of the job) in addition to performing lower level duties. Only complex tasks should be learned on the job. Tasks performed will be in one or several of the following areas:

1. Building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial) including the operation of trucks of 5 ton or greater capacity or complex motorized equipment.

2. Grounds care as a supervisor and/or specialized landscaping functions.

3. Assists Qualified Craft Workers or other higher level employees in the trades areas.


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to pulling/counting china, glass and silverware for ballroom events. Cleans and maintains ballroom, bathrooms, hallways, kitchen service area and specific stairwells in Rome Ballroom. Responsible for setting up ballroom according to diagrams. Organizes and maintains equipment and furniture storage areas. Responsible for effectively leading student staff for set-ups and equipment pulls. May perform duties related to similar trade areas as required to include repairing small kitchen equipment, woodwork repair, painting, rug cleaning, general sanitation and cleaning duties. Performs building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial). May include complex motorized equipment. Routine maintenance of small custodial equipment including vacuums, floor scrubbers and power washers. Cleaning and routine maintenance of automatic grease recovery units. Responsible for routine water filter replacement. Responsible for reading and understanding diagrams. May operate heavy equipment including but not limited to a ceiling lift. Assists department’s Qualified Craft Worker in the trade area. Keeps necessary records. Performs other duties as assigned.


Considerable knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials and procedures of specific trade or work area concerned; some knowledge of maintenance problems and their proper handling; skill in manual and machine operations of trade or work area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.


Two (2) years of experience in one of the following areas:

1. One of the skilled trades

2. Landscape maintenance or vegetable gardening

3. Operation of motor trucks or large buses.

The experience area should reflect the needs of the position.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General Experience.


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

  • Knowledge of and the ability to repair equipment that is typically found in large foodservice operations (i.e. hotel, college/university, large scale restaurant, large volume retail outlet or casino).


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.

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.


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.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to significant levels of dust, heat, noise, extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive patients and/or clients.
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.