Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190301-6822TC-002


The, State of ConnecticutConnecticut Airport Authority is recruiting for a full-time Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical) position located at Bradley International Airport.  This is a 37.5 hour per week, second shift position.  The work schedule is Monday-Friday from 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm, with a half-hour unpaid meal break.  This position works with other QCW trades.  Emergency situations may require overtime.  Incumbents may be required to work Airside or Landside snow removal during winter months.  NOTE: *New State Employees start at $50,326.

The Connecticut Airport Authority was established in July 2011 to develop, improve, and operate Bradley International Airport and the state’s five general aviation airports (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford, and Windham airports). The board consists of eleven members with a broad spectrum of experience in aviation-related and other industries, as well as government. The goal of the CAA is to make the CAA’s airports more attractive to new routes, new commerce, and new companies who may be considering making Connecticut their home. Our work is focused on providing 1st class aviation facilities and services, because by keeping our airports operating at their best we deliver a powerful and positive impact on the state’s economy.  Visit to learn more about us, and join us on Facebook @FlyBDL. 

Selection Plan

An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, physical examination and pre-employment drug screening, fingerprinting and maintain required security clearance during the duration of employment.  Incumbents in this class must obtain Bradley movement area certification, allowing them to independently operate vehicles and equipment on Airfield movement areas while effectively communicating with Air Traffic Control for proper clearance.  Movement area certification must be maintained during the duration of employment.  A valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required and must be maintained for the duration of employment.  May be exposed to extreme weather.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview will be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, licensure, etc.

Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Carol Stewart,, 860-254-5894.


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.


This position is responsible for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in the electrical trade including:  repair and maintenance of terminal building primary feeders of 4800 volt systems and high voltage runway lighting systems, including obstruction and beacon lighting on towers; indoor and outdoor lighting repairs with aerial equipment; electrical repairs; maintenance and troubleshooting of various building systems including building energy management systems, HVAC systems, emergency generators, fire alarm and sprinkler systems, passenger loading bridges and baggage conveyor systems.  Must be able to perform all duties while monitoring airport radio frequencies and communicating with Airport Operations and the Airfield Tower by radio.


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.


The preferred candidate will hold a State of Connecticut E-2 Electrical license and some experience with airport lighting systems.


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.



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.