Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190430-6823FM-001

Introduction

Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut Sate Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, this university offers undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning. 

We are recruiting for a full-time Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR) for the Environmental & Facilities Services - Boiler House Operations department, located at 181 White Street in Danbury, CT.  Applicants must possess four (4) years in HVACR Trades, with two (2) of these years performing HVACR duties.

Incumbent must be available for all shifts:  Work Schedule - Two shifts during spring, summer and fall cooling seasons. During winter heating operations, we move to a three shift schedule. All three shifts have a rotating weekend schedule. Applicants must be able to work all three shifts and able to work weekends. Duties include performing highly skilled tasks on heating systems, boilers, ventilating and refrigeration; operating, maintaining, installing, and repairing boilers, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems; controlling and measuring air flow, room air changes and room pressurizing; monitoring computerized control systems; and more.

WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/.  Starting salary is $53,680 for non-state of CT Maintenance & Service Unit Union (NP-2) employees.

Selection Plan

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

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  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.

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.

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 applicants who can demonstrate in their application: 

  • HVAC experience in an industrial, commercial, or institutional environment
  • Knowledge of standard trade practices
  • Implementing and practicing safety procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Trade license and experience working with steam
  • Respirator experience

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.