Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Skilled Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #211115-0427TC-001

Introduction

Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut Sate Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, this university offers undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning. 

We are recruiting for a Skilled Maintainer to work full-time in our Department of Environmental & Facilities Services – Trades department, located on the Midtown campus at 181 White Street, Danbury, CT.  The individual in this position will be responsible for the full range of Skilled Maintainer duties.

The work schedule for this position is 37.5 hours per week,  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Incumbent must be available for emergencies and scheduled overtime, and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.  A current motor vehicle license and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in one of the skilled trades (plumbing, carpentry, electrical and/or painting) is required.

This position requires having the ability to lift 90lbs.  A medical exam, drug screen, and criminal background check will be required prior to offer of employment.

WCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/.

Selection Plan

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have any questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Hrpositions@wcsu.edu

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

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

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

See attached addendum.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to those applicants who can demonstrate in their application:
1) Commercial/Industrial experience in plumbing, carpentry, electrical and/or painting;
2) Experience performing highly skilled trades tasks in accordance with standard trade practices;
3) Experience troubleshooting and repairing;
4) Experience sourcing necessary materials and reading general blue prints;
5) Experience updating projects and work orders through electronic systems;
6) Experience working independently;
7) Excellent written communication skills and interacting with customers.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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.
2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

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.