Qualified Craft Worker (HVACR)

LOCATION: Facilities Operations
HOURS: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m
SALARY: TC-18 $46,054.00 - $59,384.00
CLOSING DATE: July 1, 2013

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must meet the minimum general and special requirements for this classification. State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status may apply for lateral transfer.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: The incumbent in this position will be responsible for performing highly skilled tasks in accordance with standard 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; 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 materials.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of trade; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years’ experience in the HVACR trade area.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the specific trade. Note: For state employees the special experience will be interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Department of Transportation Maintainer 2 area.

Substitution Allowed: 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 General Experience.

• Incumbent in this class may be required to possess and retain an unlimited journeyperson’s license in the trade.
• Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.
• Incumbents in this class may be required to complete an asbestos removal program consistent with the Environmental Protection Agency’s operational guidelines

Preferred Experience: In addition to the above requirements, the preferred candidate must hold at least an S-2 Heating, Piping and Cooling Unlimited Journeyperson license issued by the State of Connecticut and have 10-12 years or more experience in the preventative maintenance and emergency repair of HVACR equipment. A copy of the license must be submitted with the application. Experience will not substitute for a current license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Employees appointed to positions 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 pre-placement physical examination and drug screening is required for this position. Working Conditions: Incumbents may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.

Note: The filling of this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Eligible applicants must submit a cover letter; an HR-12 Application for Employment, copy of any licenses and two current letters of professional references. State employees must submit a copy of the last two (2) years of performance appraisals to:

Francesca Poole
Office of Human Resources
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
Fax: (203) 392-5571
No Phone Calls Please

An Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer