Are you a licensed HVAC professional who wants a career in a dynamic workplace with excellent health and retirement benefits?
The Connecticut Airport Authority
(CAA) is accepting applications for an HVAC Technician (Qualified Craft Worker - HVACR
) to join our team at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. This is a full time, 37.5 hour per week position with a work schedule of Monday - Friday from 7:00am-3:00pm.
This position performs a full range of highly skilled duties in the HVACR trade including:
- Operation of heating, cooling, ventilating and refrigeration systems;
- Maintaining and repairing boilers, air handlers, exhaust fans, and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment;
- Maintenance and troubleshooting of various HVAC motor and equipment controls and Energy management systems;
- Maintaining and repairing hydronic and steam piping;
- Maintaining and repair of air conditioning duct work;
- Monitoring computerized control systems;
- General building HVAC repairs and installations.
What We Can Offer You
- Work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023- State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
- Work for one of the Top 10 Airports in the nation: BDL has been nationally recognized for six consecutive years by leading travel publications.
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
- Competitive salary and structure.
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
- Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
- Professional growth and paid professional development.
- Please be sure to indicate your license number, class, expiration date and issuing state in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application.
- There is a one-hour response time when called into work.
- This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff. Applicants must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that affect operations.
- Applicants must also be willing to respond to system and equipment emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends or holidays).
- Incumbents may be required to work Airside or Landside snow removal during winter months from November 1 through April 30, which may be for extended periods.
The Connecticut Airport Authority
(CAA), is a State of Connecticut
quasi-public agency that was established to develop, improve and operate Bradley International Airport (BDL), 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.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening and must specify your qualifications on the application.
- Please ensure your application is complete before it is submitted. 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 be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application.
- 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 email@example.com.
NOTE: 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.
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.
- 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.
Connect With Us
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of highly skilled duties in the maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs highly skilled tasks in accordance with standard HVACR trade practices and codes on air systems used in heating, ventilating and refrigeration; operates, maintains, repairs, installs, modifies and assembles air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems which may use Freon or chilled water for air cooling means and air or water for condenser means; determines required cooling capacity of units needed for small areas; uses and interprets a psychometric chart; controls and measures air flow, room air changes and room pressurizing; monitors computerized control systems; performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks; adds water treatment chemicals to boilers; makes estimates of time, personnel and determines and obtains required materials on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; may perform duties related to similar trade areas as required; may install, modify, repair and assemble electrical or pneumatic controls for this type of equipment; may inspect and repair steam traps fed by main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods; 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and standard HVACR trade practices; 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 tasks in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration trade.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration trades.
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. At the University of Connecticut: Satisfactory performance and completion of the UConn Facilities Internship Training Program may be substituted for the General and Special Experience as determined by UConn Facilities Operations and Human Resources Management.
3. At other State Agencies: 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.
4. Experience performing technical duties within the HVACR 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.
- State of Connecticut D2, D1 or S2, S1 license;
- HVAC experience in an industrial, commercial, or institutional environment;
- Experience with EMS systems;
- Knowledge of standard trade practices.
1. University of Connecticut: Incumbents in this class are required to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including possession and retention of a State of Connecticut heating, piping, and/or cooling license.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess or acquire and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
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.
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 hazardous materials training programs, such as asbestos, PCB, PFAS, 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.