Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220607-6827TC-001

Introduction

The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) invites experienced and skilled candidates to apply for the position of Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) at Bradley International Airport.  This is a full-time, first-shift position in the Airport's Building Maintenance Unit with work hours of 7am-3pm, Monday - Friday.  We offer a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more. *Individuals new to state service start at minimum of the pay plan.

ABOUT THE CAA:


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. 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.

YOUR ROLE:


In this position, you will safely and efficiently perform highly skilled plumbing/steam-fitting tasks involving the fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of various inferior and exterior plumbing-related building components.  This includes, but not limited to:

  • Domestic, sanitary and drainage utilities and garage floor drainage systems;
  • Fixtures and water heaters;
  • Line snaking/jetting, well water systems, oil/water & wastewater holding equipment, natural gas supply lines and pneumatic compressors and associated plumbing.
You will also:

  • Repair and replace dry/wet sprinkler systems and components;
  • Disassemble, clean, overhaul and rebuild valves, pumps, filters, and other pumping systems; 
  • Conduct monthly churn test on two fire pumps;
  • Maintain all records pertaining to inspections and repairs on the sprinkler system;
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve plumbing problems typical to commercial and industrial buildings.
Additionally, you will work with other trades as required in the repair and maintenance of HVAC and fuel dispensing equipment.

NOTE: Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) the specific current plumbing license held, along with the issuing agency, license number, 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.

Role Requirements:

  • One hour response time when called into work.
  • As an essential employee, there is an emergency operations assignment supporting equipment whenever services are needed, to include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license.
  • 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. 

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening by the close date on the job opening.  It is very important that your application reflects your qualifications for the position.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

After You Apply: 

  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

Connect With Us:

  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • 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.

  • If have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact 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.

PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING: Performs highly skilled plumbing and steamfitting tasks in accordance with standard trade practices; 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; may inspect and repair medical gas systems.

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

  • P2 or P1 plumbing license;
  • Experience in the maintenance and repair of fire sprinkler systems;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Experience servicing multiple facilities, working with domestic water and sewage systems;
  • Dependability and self-motivation, since work is often completed independently;
  • Ability to multi-talk and to take initiative in completing duties with minimum supervision.

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.