Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200127-6827TC-001


The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency, is recruiting for a full-time Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) to join our team at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. This is a 37.5 hour per week, Monday-Friday, first shift position. The hours are 7:00 am – 3:00 pm with a 30-minute lunch break. The starting hourly salary is $26.61/hour and is non-negotiable. This position offers a full benefit package, including health insurance and a retirement planApplicants who hold a current P1 and/or P2 license are encouraged to apply.

The CAA owns and operates Bradley International Airport as well as five General Aviation (GA) Airports throughout the state and employs approximately 150 people. We strive to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for passengers while making Connecticut’s airports more attractive to new airlines, establishing new routes, and supporting Connecticut’s overall economic development and growth strategy. 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

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 the application

·         You must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. 

·         Applicants holding a P1 or P2 license are requested to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) the specific current plumbing license held, along with the issuing agency, license number, date issued and expiration date.

·         Please ensure your application is complete before it is submitted.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application.


Applicants invited to interview will be required to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references.  Additional documentation which supports qualifications for this position (performance reviews, licensure, etc.) will be required if selected for an interview.


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 date 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.  


May be exposed to extreme weather. 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.  Also must be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends or holidays).


For all other inquiries, please contact Carol Stewart at or (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.


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.

PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING: Performs highly skilled plumbing and steamfitting tasks in accordance with standard trade practices; assembles, installs and repairs air, gas, water, steam and sewer disposal systems; cuts, bends, reams and threads pipes; caulks and tests joints; installs and repairs gas, water, steam and sanitary fixtures; covers and insulates tanks, pipes and related objects; works with high pressure hot water and steam systems; performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks; adds water treatment chemicals to boilers; may braze pipes; may inspect and repair steam traps and/or vaults fed by main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods; may inspect and repair medical gas systems.



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 have a P2 or P1 plumbing license and experience in the maintenance and repair of fire sprinkler 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 Connecticut Airport Authority 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.