Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Maintenance Supervisor 2 (HVACR) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210120-5546TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Facilities Operations Department has a job opening for a Maintenance Supervisor 2 - HVACR.  This is a permanent, full-time position, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 37.5 hours per week with an unpaid half an hour for lunch.  The hourly salary is $35.73/hour and is non-negotiable.

This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  The incumbent in this position must be willing to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Applicants must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends holidays). 


This position is “Open to Agency Only – Current UConn NP-2 Employees”.

Selection Plan

This position is open to University of Connecticut *employees only.  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. 

Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) the specific current Heating, Piping Cooling license held, including the date issued and expiration date. If this section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position.


Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.   A current State of Connecticut Heating, Piping, Cooling license is required and must be retained throughout employment with the University. 


*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent


*Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR's Services Unit phone number at 860-486-3034.


In a state agency, this class is accountable for supervising a large crew (6 or more) of highly-skilled trades workers and lower-level employees.


At UConn the Maintenance Supervisor 2 – HVACR position for the Facilities Operations HVACR and Energy Management Shops is responsible for coordinating the daily work assignments of these two groups of employees; overseeing the purchase of tools and materials for all jobs and projects; working with the Supervisor 1’s to maintain work schedules, job assignments, overtime equalization and time records; working with the Utilities and Plumbing Shops to ensure shared equipment is operating appropriately; bringing in and overseeing HVACR and energy management contractors when needed to upgrade and install new systems; working with engineering groups to plan upgrades and expansions of systems to accommodate growth of the campus; working with Environmental Health & Safety and Public Safety to maintain safe and code compliant HVACR systems and work programs; overseeing the estimating of projects by the shop and helping to set up assistance from other trade shops as needed; working with customers to determine work schedules, deciding when work can be done most efficiently, utilizing contractors when needed; assisting the management team in long range goal planning; maintaining employee records and handling disciplinary issues as required; participating on hiring teams; attending project meetings and making recommendations as to what standards for materials should be, along with determining the best method to carry out projects; monitoring cost tracking of projects to meet estimated cost; working with administrative staff to coordinate and schedule Environmental Health & Safety and UConn training for staff.


Considerable knowledge of modern methods and equipment involved in the trade indicated by the parenthetical of the class; considerable knowledge of relevant state and national codes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; skill in performing technical duties of the class; considerable ability to read and interpret specifications, blueprints, and sketches; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of experience in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.


Three (3) years of the General Experience must have included performing highly skilled duties in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.

Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at or above the level of Qualified Craft Worker.


Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience and training:

  • An active S-2 or S-1 license.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the air conditioning and refrigeration field. 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in automated control systems for building subsystems.
  • Strong leadership skills are an important qualification for this position.
  • Experience using computer software such as AiM, Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) and their use in the automation of such functions as service request/work order processing, asset management, facilities assessment, inventory/ordering, and work scheduling is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the management and removal of regulated materials including asbestos, mold, lead and PCBs, as well as knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, nationally recognized standards and guidelines, as related to occupational safety and health is desired.
  • Proficiency in the use of an I-Pad or similar technology.


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.

3.      Applicant must have a current State of Connecticut Heating, Piping or Cooling license.

4.      Applicant must have a current “universal” certificate for refrigerant transition and recovery.


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.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at:

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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.