Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #230912-6823TC-001


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The State of Connecticut Military Department (CTMD) is accepting applications for a Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR) position located at Bradley Air National Guard Base, 161 Rainbow Road, East Granby, CT  06026. 

  • A chance to 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 
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • State Employee Retirment System (SERS) Tier IV (new hires after 7.17.23)
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation 45 Plan through Empower (formerly Prudential)
  • Paid time off - including 13 holidays per calendar year
  • Dedicated employee parking

  • First-shift
  • 37.5 hour per week
  • Monday through Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • ABOUT US: 
    We are a unique dual-status agency, having both federal and state missions.  The CTMD’S primary public responsibilities are:
    (1) To support the CT National Guard enabling the National Guard to provide ready units for Federal or State requirements;
    (2) To train, resource and coordinate state emergency response assets, and;
    (3) To plan for and protect citizens and their property in times of war, terrorism, invasion, rebellion, riot or disaster. 
    The CTMD is committed to conducting military operations in an environmentally friendly manner.

      The Base is part of Bradley International Airport and is home to the 103rd Airlift Wing, known as the "Flying Yankees".  This unit's history dates back to World War I. Mission: The Wing's focus is on Air Mobility, a mission that delivers global air transportation of equipment and supplies during times of war and for peacetime training exercises. The Wing provides cargo and passenger airlift utilizing C-130 Hercules aircraft, one of the true workhorses of the Air National Guard inventory. The Wing's mission includes providing safe and reliable transportation of military personnel, equipment, supplies to locations spanning the globe.

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      Selection Plan

      You must specify your qualifications on your application. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application into the State JobAps system. Applicants who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity. 


      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 qualifications. These documents may include resume, college or trade school transcripts and performance evaluations. Interviews will be limited to applicants whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The recruitment process may require more than one interview. 


      Due to the anticipated volume of applications for this opportunity, CTMD will not provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Your application may be used for future CTMD opportunities for this job classification. Questions pertaining to this recruitment should be made to, (860) 548-3248. 


      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


      NOTE: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a background investigation of each candidate may be made before individuals are certified for permanent appointment to the position.


      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.


      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.


      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.


      Four (4) years of experience in tasks in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration trade.


      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.


      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.


    • Experience performing the full range of licensed HVACR job duties and tasks.
    • Experience with standard HVACR trade materials, equipment and repair methods.
    • Experience communicating and reporting (orally and in writing) on HVACR daily duties, performance, task/order requirements to direct supervisors, unit managers, vendors, utility companies, State Inspectors, private contractors and other Military Department employees.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite products including, but not limited to O365, Outlook, Teams.
    • Experience researching and preparing project scopes using specific HVACR components, training modules and vendor material quotes and invoices.
    • Experience in estimating materials and time needed to complete various HVACR projects (these projects may range from small one day type repair work to large scale projects that may take several months to complete).
    • Material estimates are also needed to accurately prepare project requests and project planning.
    • Experience with scheduling work, prioritizing duties.
    • Willing to travel statewide to support other locations.

      Incumbents in this class will be required to possess or acquire and retain an EPA 608 certificate/license.


      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.



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