The State Department of Education (SDE
), Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS
) invites applicants to apply for a Full time Skilled Maintainer
position at H. C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden. The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System serves approximately 11,200 full-time high school students. In a high school environment, the incumbent will be responsible for performing a full range of maintenance duties. This is a first shift position, with hours being Monday - Friday from 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
The State offers very good benefits such as Health and Dental insurance, life insurance and retirement benefits. It also offers leave benefits and you may be eligible for further studies with the help of tuition reimbursement. Please check out the link here for all the benefits
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Please note that the minimum qualifications must be met at the time of submitting the application. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete, or inaccurate application may not be considered for this employment opportunity.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
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This recruitment may be used to fill other future vacancies within the agency.
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for performing one or more tasks of a skilled nature (requiring prior experience or training, below the level of a specialized trades worker which would give the incumbent proficiency in required knowledges, skills and abilities on the first day of the job) in addition to performing lower level duties. Only complex tasks should be learned on the job. Tasks performed will be in one or several of the following areas:
1. Building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial) including the operation of trucks of 5 ton or greater capacity or complex motorized equipment.
2. Grounds care as a supervisor and/or specialized landscaping functions.
3. Assists Qualified Craft Workers or other higher level employees in the trades areas.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Examples of Duties by General Work Areas
FOR ALL AREAS:
Keeps records and prepares reports (this should be related to the duties and not a full time office recordkeeping position); performs related duties as required.
GROUNDS CARE (OUTSIDE SERVICES):
Incumbents in this area perform in one of the following ways:
1. Working supervisor: directs a crew of subordinate maintainers in such areas as planting and maintenance of lawns, shrubs, trees and flower beds (including planning and scheduling); maintenance and installation of fencing; cleaning of grounds, service areas and sidewalks (including snow and ice removal); operation and maintenance of grounds equipment; planting, cultivating, harvesting and storage of vegetables (including a vegetable growing program); weed, disease and pest control; performs other grounds tasks listed in the specification for lower level maintainers.
Supervisory tasks can include such things as planning and scheduling work; completing service ratings; performance appraisal; handling disciplinary problems; staff training; making certain work standards are being met; maintaining necessary supplies and equipment; submitting requisitions when needed. An incumbent in this position should be considered a working supervisor.
2. Substantial amount of time (75%) operates and makes minor and emergency repairs on complex equipment such as front end loaders, very large tractors and the like.
3. Performs specialized landscaping tasks such as flower garden landscaping, athletic field preparation and maintenance, and other non-routine landscaping functions.
May perform custodial functions as required.
MOTOR EQUIPMENT SERVICES:
In addition to motor equipment services tasks performed by lower level maintainers performs the following tasks for a substantial amount of the time (75%):
operates and makes minor emergency repairs on motor trucks of five ton capacity and over and large buses for purpose of transporting goods, equipment and/or individuals services by the agency and staff; maintains vehicles in good condition including cleaning, lubrication and preventative maintenance; supplies motor vehicles with gas, oil, water and other fluids; may pump fuel; may dispatch vehicles.
In addition to trades tasks performed by lower level maintainers performs the following skilled tasks for a substantial amount of time (75%) as an assistant to a trades person: construction, maintenance and repair as a painter, plasterer, carpenter, electrician, mason, plumber and/or steamfitter, tinsmith or comparable trades person.
These are only examples of types of tasks a Skilled Maintainer may be expected to perform. Incumbents in this class will also be expected to perform related duties as required. Tasks should only be assigned if they are of the appropriate skill level (as defined in the Purpose of Class).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials and procedures of specific trade or work area concerned; some knowledge of maintenance problems and their proper handling; skill in manual and machine operations of trade or work area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in one of the following areas:
1. One of the skilled trades
2. Landscape maintenance or vegetable gardening
3. Operation of motor trucks or large buses.
The experience area should reflect the needs of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General Experience.
Candidates who have previously worked in a School or a large building performing maintenance work.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
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.
2. A physical examination may be required.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to significant levels of dust, heat, noise, extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment and assaultive and/or abusive individuals.
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.
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.