Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker Intern (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #210521-6819TC-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut, Facilities Operations Department has one (1) job opening for a QCW Intern Plumbing and Steamfitting position.  This position will receive on-the-job training and vocational education in order to complete the requirements of a QCW Plumbing and Steamfitting classification within a period of time normally not to exceed two years.  The QCW Intern Plumbing and Steamfitting job classification requires a P-2 plumbing license to be obtained normally within the two-year period.  The P-2 license must be maintained throughout employment with the University once promoted to the QCW Plumbing and Steamfitting job classification.

This QCW Intern Plumbing and Steamfitting position is a permanent, full-time, 1st Shift position 37.5 hours/week, with a work schedule of Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The hourly salary is $22.86 and is non-negotiable.  This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  A current motor vehicle license is required.

PLEASE NOTE:  ONCE ALL OF THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET FOR THE QCW INTERN PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING JOB CLASSIFICATION AND THE P-2 LICENSE HAS BEEN OBTAINED, THE EMPLOYEE WOULD THEN BE PROMOTED TO THE TARGET LEVEL OF THE POSITION, QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING.  THE QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE DETERMINED AT THE TIME THE PROMOTION TO THE TARGET LEVEL BECOMES EFFECTIVE AND WILL BE BASED ON SENIORITY AND NP-2 CONTRACTUAL LANGUAGE.  THE QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING WORK SCHEDULE AND NP-2 CONTRACTUAL LANGUAGE.  THE QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING WORK SCHEDULE MAY BE 1st OR 2nd SHIFT, BUT ONCE IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE SUPERVISOR AND MANAGER THAT THE SUCCESSFULCANDIDATE HIRED FOR THIS POSITION HAS FULFILLED THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, OBTAINED THE P-2 LICENSE AND CAN WORK INDEPENDENTLY AT THE TARGET LEVEL OF THE POSITION, QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING, A NEW WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE DETERMINED AND IMPLEMENTED.

Selection Plan

This position is categorized as “Open to the Public” and current, qualified UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process. 

 

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.   Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in PLUMBING AND HEATING is a minimum requirement.  Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name of the Educational Institution attended for PLUMBING AND HEATING studies,  Address, City, State where the Education Institution is located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma Earned.  If this section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position.

 

If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names, titles and phone numbers of three professional references.  Copies of official transcripts documenting the credits earned in PLUMBING AND HEATING studies and/or a copy of your diploma documenting coursework in PLUMBING AND HEATING will also be required prior to, or at the time of interview.  In addition, state employee applicants will be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and their CORE attendance records. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check.

 

Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University. 

 

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

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for receiving on-the-job training in a specific trade area.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  

Receives training to perform tasks as outlined in specification for the class of Qualified Craft Worker; receives on-the-job training to supplement prior vocational or technical training in respective trade area; performs increasingly difficult and skilled tasks requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices under supervision; assists in estimating time, personnel and material needs on assigned projects; assists in maintenance of necessary records, logs, etc.; performs duties related to trade or similar trade areas as required; at state owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; may be required to assist in snow removal operations during emergency situations; performs related duties as required.

 

At UConn, the QCW Intern (Plumbing and Steamfitting) will receive training in all aspects of the Plumbing and Heating trade.  Although this position is a 1st Shift position, some training may be required on other shifts, weekends or on overtime. This position will receive training from QCW Plumbing and Steamfitting employees during both 1st and 2nd Shifts. They will work alongside of QCW Plumbing and Steamfitting employees to learn how to perform highly skilled tasks in accordance with national and local codes and standard trade practices.  The QCW Intern Plumbing and Steamfitting employee will be provided with hands on and educational opportunities in the following examples of plumbing and steamfitting tasks:  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.  The QCW Intern (Plumbing and Steamfitting) will gain knowledge and the ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the plumbing and steamfitting trade. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of standard tools, materials, methods and practices of particular trade area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to perform on a skilled level in particular trade; ability to make estimates and keep shop records; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in the respective maintenance trade area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in automotive, plumbing, construction, electrical, HVAC or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

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; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to complete an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.

Conclusion

Conclusion

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp 

 

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:  https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/  

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