Skilled Maintainer (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #240628-0427TC-001


Located in New Britain, CT, Central Connecticut State University (Central) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, Central is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions.  Central offers a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. 

We are accepting applications from candidates who meet the qualifications for a full-time Skilled Maintainer to work in the Facilities Management Department.   

  • Industry leading health benefits including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off (including 13 holidays per calendar year).
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • Tuition reimbursement for classified employees up to seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost for tuition, books and related fees.
  • Scholarships available to assist classified employees and/or their dependent children with the financial burden of tuition after completing four or more years of continuous service at Central Connecticut State University. 
  • Culture that encourages work/life balance as well as an employee assistance program. 
  • The opportunity 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.
  • We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
    POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:  This position is responsible for responding to service requests and maintaining campus infrastructure.
  • Full-Time, first shift
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Selection Plan

    NOTE:  All candidates for employment at Central Connecticut State University are subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation, including a psychological, polygraph and medical examination. Selection for employment is contingent upon completion of background investigation. Candidates must possess at all times a valid motor vehicle license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

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    • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e. Executive, Judicial or Legislative) to the other.
    • To be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date of the job opening, unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 
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    • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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    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:

    • Building and equipment maintenance (operational and remedial) including the operation of trucks of five (5) ton or greater capacity or complex motorized equipment;
    • Grounds care as a supervisor and/or specialized landscaping functions;
    • Assists Qualified Craft Workers or other higher level employees in the trades areas.


    See attached addendum.


    • Considerable knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials and procedures of specific trade or work area concerned; 
    • Knowledge of maintenance problems and their proper handling; 
    • Skills
      • manual and machine operations of trade or work area skills; 
      • interpersonal skills; 
      • oral and written communication skills; 
    • Ability to
      • follow written and oral instructions; 
      • utilize computer software.


    Two (2) years of experience in one of the following areas:

    • One of the skilled trades;
    • Landscape maintenance or vegetable gardening;
    • Operation of motor trucks or large buses.

    The experience area should reflect the needs of the position.


    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.


    Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
    • Experience with heavy equipment (backhoes, loaders)
    • Snow removal and landscaping in a commercial capacity


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


    • 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.
    • A physical examination may be required.


    • 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.
    • 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.


    As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.