Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive & Mechanical Equipment)

37.5 Hours

Recruitment #211102-6727TC-001

Introduction

Are you an automotive/diesel professional with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) who enjoys performing highly skilled tasks within your trade, with excellent benefits? If so, come to work for the Connecticut Airport Authority at Bradley International Airport! Read below & apply today! 

 

POSITION DETAILS:

As a skilled mechanic, in the role of Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive and Mechanical Equipment), you will perform a variety of tasks related to the diagnostics and repair of our diverse fleet of airport maintenance equipment. This includes specialized snow removal vehicles, construction equipment and light vehicles/trucks.  This position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week, with a work schedule of 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, and a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC). Be sure to indicate your license number, class, expiration date and issuing state in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application.
  • One hour response time when called into work.
  • To support the safety of the traveling public, various storm events will require employees to be at work prior, during and after a storm or weather event, which at times could be up to period of several days, and include holidays and weekends. Additionally in preparation for the winter season, there is planned overtime to prepare the fleet and equipment.
  • As an essential employee, there is an emergency operations assignment supporting equipment during weather events whenever services are needed, which includes mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30.

The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA), is a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency that was established to develop, improve and operate Bradley International Airport, as well as five General Aviation Airports throughout the state (Danielson, Groton-New London, Hartford-Brainard, Waterbury-Oxford and Windham airports).  It is the CAA’s mission to provide excellent customer service and top-quality facilities for its 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. 

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more!  The starting salary for a candidate new to state service is $27.55 per hour.

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

Application Information:

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening by the job close date unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications on your application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.  Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

In addition to the checking of references, an investigation of facts stated in the application may be made before candidates are certified for permanent appointment.  An individual serving in this position must be able to successfully undergo a thorough background and security screening, physical examination including 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, 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. CDL license is required for the position and must be maintained for the duration of employment.

During the Recruitment Process:

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include: resume, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc. 

Updates regarding the recruitment process will be available through your JobAps portal account.  Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees, which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Carol Stewart at cstewart@ctairports.org.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

AUTOMOTIVE AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT: Diagnoses failure in all types of automotive and heavy mobile equipment; services, dismantles, overhauls and reassembles front ends, engines, standard and automatic transmissions, rear ends, hydraulic systems and automotive electrical systems; constructs and repairs any needed parts; welds or brazes parts by oxyacetylene torch or electric welding; may operate testing equipment required to diagnose automotive electronic components.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience in the particular trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with diesel repairs and performing B-Tech level repairs. 
  • Experience performing light/heavy truck, small engine, and construction equipment maintenance/repairs to various makes and models including diagnostic testing. 
  • Experience using automotive repair software, including diagnostic and repair information research and vehicle electric system diagnostics.
  • Experience in the areas of repair welding and fabrication.
  • Experience in basic hydraulic system and diagnostics repairs.
  • Experience with basic computer programs and recordkeeping.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

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 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.

Conclusion

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.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.