Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Carpentry) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #191024-6821TC-001


The State of ConnecticutConnecticut Airport Authority is recruiting for a full-time Qualified Craft Worker (Carpentry) position located at Bradley International Airport.  This is a 37.5 hour per week, first shift position.  The work schedule is Monday-Friday from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, with a half-hour unpaid meal break. Duties may include but are not limited to: 

  • Performing a wide range of duties which consist of complete maintenance and repair of equipment and areas within the terminal facility, satellite and support facilities.
  • Performing jet bridge service calls and repairs various components to include routine preventative maintenance measures.
  • Performing checks, maintenance and repair of automatic sliding doors and baggage conveyor doors throughout the facility as well as all overhead door maintenance within the terminal and satellite buildings.
  • Repairing and installing door locks, hardware and associated components to include doors and frames within the terminal and outlying buildings.
  • Performing roof inspections, maintenance and minor repairs, flooring repairs and replacements, ceiling tile replacements, sheetrock repairs along with an array of miscellaneous repairs that arise.

NOTE: *New State Employees start at $49,646.

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 within 90 calendar days of hire, 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. 

An individual in this position may be exposed to extreme weather.  Various storm events will require employees to stay at work or report to work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends. It is expected that the selected candidate understands this and is willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30.

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 highly skilled carpentry duties.


Performs highly skilled carpentry tasks in accordance with standard trade practices; makes estimates of time, personnel and material required on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; performs alterations, repairs and maintenance of structures and facilities; performs skilled bench work, operating with such equipment as power saws, jointers, wood lathes, planers, boring, sanding and mortising machines; builds and repairs cabinets; cleans, sharpens and repairs hand and bench tools; lays resilient flooring and Formica; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; may cut glass and glaze windows; may fabricate signs; at state owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; performs related duties as required.


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 carpentry trade area.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the carpentry craft.

Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2. Housekeeping, custodial and food services duties will not be considered as qualifying experience.


  1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in carpentry may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
  2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
  3. Experience performing technical duties within the carpentry 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.


Experience in the maintenance and repair of overhead doors and automatic sliding doors.  Locksmith skills and experience along with the ability to install, maintain and repair various door hardware and lock assemblies.


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
  2. At the University of Connecticut: Incumbents in this class must have graduated from a vocational or technical school with a diploma and/or official transcript designating completion of course work in carpentry, or have equivalent postsecondary formal education from an accredited association or institution.


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.



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.