Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive And Mechanical Equipment)

37.5 Hours

Recruitment #220908-6727TC-001


Are you looking to make an impact with your passion for trade practices? 
If so, look no further and consider joining our team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Engineering and Field Support Services Division is seeking two (2) highly motivated individuals to join our team as Qualified Craft Worker's

These positions are based in two locations, one being based at our East District Headquarters in Marlborough, CT and the other located in Madison, CT. We invite you to explore this dynamic opportunity! 

Our Mission: 

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy. 

Position Highlights: 

DEEP owns and operates 1,081 buildings and structures throughout the state. These buildings range from historic landmarks, campground bath buildings, museums, ticket booths, workshops, maintenance garages, visitor centers and district offices to name a few. 

The majority of this infrastructure dates back to the 1970's or earlier. Based on the age and quantity of buildings there is a perpetual need for electrical repairs and upgrades. The majority of these buildings are open to the public resulting in continuous electrical and building code updates and repairs to ensure public safety.

The Qualified Craft Worker will work on light weight vehicles, commercial trucks and trailers and equipment. This equipment ranges from lawn mowers and trimmers to hydraulic excavators and bull dozers. This position will serve a majority of the geographic Eastern District encompassing most Bureaus and Divisions. 

This position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week, working Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM out of the East District Headquarters in Marlborough, CT.  

What we can offer you: 

The State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
Learn more about how you can make an impact with DEEP

Selection Plan

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

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

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

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled Automotive and Mechanical Equipment duties.


Diagnoses failure in all types of automotive, commercial trucks and equipment (landscape to heavy construction); 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; operates testing equipment required to diagnose electronic components. should be able to work with limited supervision, may supervise other QCW's, students or seasonal help; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of this trade, must have interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skill; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; ability to utilize computer software. 


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the Automotive and Mechanical Equipment trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in the Automotive and Mechanical Equipment trade area.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the Automotive and Mechanical Equipment trade area. 
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2.


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.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience maintaining and repairing automotive or light vehicles; 
  • Experience maintaining and repairing of heavy duty commercial trucks and trailers; 
  • Experience maintaining and repairing construction equipment; 
  • Experience with diagnostic tools; 
  • Experience maintaining and repairing diesel engines; 
  • Experience maintaining and repairing specialized systems such as hydraulics, heat, AC and brakes; 
  • Experience with fabrication and welding; 
  • Experience preparing cost estimates and quotes; 
  • Experience utilizing Email and Microsoft suite; 
  • Experience scheduling more than one mechanical project at a time. 


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.


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.


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.