Skilled Trades Apprentice - Plumbing and Steamfitting, Plumbing Shop - 1st Shift M-F (3 Positions)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Maintenance and Trades

Salary Range: $46,997.00-$61,374.00 Yearly. Individuals new to state service start at the minimum of the pay plan.

Link to Skilled Trades Apprentice Job Specification: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=6819TC&R1=&R3=

 

INTRODUCTION

UConn’s Facilities Operations Department has three job openings for Skilled Trades Apprentice Plumbing and Steamfitting positions.  These positions will receive on-the-job training and vocational education in order to complete the requirements of a QCW Plumbing and Steamfitting job classification within a period of time normally not to exceed two years. The Skilled Trades Apprentice Plumbing and Steamfitting job classification requires a P-2 plumbing license to be obtained normally within the two-year period. The P-2 license must be maintained throughout employment with the University once promoted to the QCW Plumbing and Steamfitting job classification. 

These Skilled Trades Apprentice Plumbing and Steamfitting positions are permanent, full-time, 1st Shift positions, 37.5 hours/week, with a work schedule of Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The hourly salary is $24.01 and is non-negotiable.

UConn offers the following benefits for NP-2 employees:

The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/.

These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff. Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations. Applicants must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends, and holidays). Please note that Facilities Operations NP-2 employees may also be required to perform job duties as assigned at any of the Regional Campuses.  A current motor vehicle license is required.

PLEASE NOTE:  ONCE ALL OF THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET FOR THE SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICE PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING JOB CLASSIFICATION AND THE P-2 LICENSE HAS BEEN OBTAINED, THE EMPLOYEE WOULD THEN BE PROMOTED TO THE TARGET LEVEL OF THE POSITION, QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING. THE QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE DETERMINED AT THE TIME THE PROMOTION TO THE TARGET LEVEL BECOMES EFFECTIVE AND WILL BE BASED ON SENIORITY AND NP-2 CONTRACTUAL LANGUAGE. THE QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING WORK SCHEDULE MAY BE 1ST OR 2ND SHIFT AND MAY ALSO INCLUDE A WEEKEND DAY.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING RECEIVED AT THE SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICE LEVEL WILL BE PRIMARILY ON 1ST SHIFT, BUT ONCE IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE SUPERVISOR AND MANAGER THAT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE HIRED FOR THIS POSITION HAS FULFILLED THE TRAINING REQUIRMENTS, OBTAINED THE P-2 LICENSE AND CAN WORK INDEPENDENTLY AT THE TARGET LEVEL OF THE POSITION, QCW PLUMBING AND STEAMFITTING, A NEW WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE DETERMINED AND IMPLEMENTED.

SELECTION PLAN

This position is categorized as “Open to the Public” and current, qualified UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process. 

Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle operator license throughout employment with the University.

To Apply:

  • To be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application. Applications will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications, and Special Requirements sections of the position have been met. 
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted.
  • Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in PLUMBING AND HEATING is a minimum requirement. *(SEE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION SUBSTITUTION ALLOWED BELOW)* Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name of the Educational Institution attended for PLUMBING AND HEATING studies, Address, City, State where the Education Institution is located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma Earned. If this section of the application is not completed in its entirety, the applicant will not be considered qualified for the position.
  • Copies of official transcripts documenting the credits earned in PLUMBING AND HEATING studies and/or a copy of your diploma documenting coursework in PLUMBING AND HEATING will also be required prior to, or at the time of interview.
  • *MINIMUM QUALIFICATION SUBSTITUTION ALLOWED* - Possession of 4,000 registered on-the-job training (OJT) apprenticeship program hours, recognized by the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, along with related instruction hours in the Plumbing and Heating trade area may be substituted for the General Experience Minimum Requirement for licensed trades only. Please note that those applicants that apply to the position by utilizing the substitution allowed will be required to provide a copy of their OJT log prior to, or at the time of interview. The hiring team will provide a copy of the document(s) submitted by the applicant to the Office of Apprenticeship Training for review to verify the authenticity of the OJT logs and to confirm that the hours are recognized by their office.
  • The Skilled Trades Apprentice job classification is established for plumbing/heating apprentices who have graduated from a technical or vocational school and have less than a total of four years of combined education and experience in the plumbing/heating trade OR for plumbing/heating apprentices that have 4,000 or more hours of registered on-the-job training program hours along with related instruction hours. Those applicants that exceed a combined total of four years of education and experience in the plumbing/heating trade or currently hold a P-1 or P-2 license will be disqualified. 
  • Although it is not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional, work-related references along with their contact information.

Important Next Steps Information:

  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be contacted via email and provided an opportunity 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, certifications, licenses, diplomas, official transcripts, OJT apprenticeship program work hours, etc., at the discretion of the hiring department. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be asked to supply the names, titles, and phone numbers of three, professional, work-related references.  In addition, current State of Connecticut employees at UConn or other State Agencies, may be asked to provide copies of their last two (2) performance appraisals and CORE attendance records. Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check. 
  • Please regularly check your email provided on your application for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Receives training to perform tasks as outlined in the specification for the Skilled Trades Apprentice target class; receives on-the-job training to supplement prior vocational or technical training in respective trade area; performs increasingly difficult and skilled tasks requiring application of trade skills, codes, and standard trade practices under supervision; assists in estimating time, personnel and material needs on assigned projects; assists in the maintenance of necessary records, logs, etc.; performs duties related to trade or similar trade areas as required; at state-owned airports may be required to stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations; may be required to assist in snow removal operations during emergency situations; performs related duties as required.

At UConn, the Skilled Trades Apprentice (Plumbing and Steamfitting) will receive training in all aspects of the Plumbing and Steamfitting trade.  Although this position is a 1st Shift position, some training may be required on other shifts, weekends, or on overtime. This position will receive training from QCW Plumbing and Steamfitting employees on both 1st and 2nd Shifts. He/she will work alongside QCW Plumbing and Steamfitting employees to learn how to perform highly skilled tasks in accordance with national and local codes and standard trade practices. The Skilled Trades Apprentice Plumbing and Steamfitting employee will be provided with hands-on and educational opportunities in the following examples of plumbing and steamfitting tasks: assembles, installs and repairs air, gas, water, steam and sewer disposal systems; cuts, bends, reams and threads pipes; caulks and tests joints; installs and repairs gas, water, steam and sanitary fixtures; covers and insulates tanks, pipes and related objects; works with high-pressure hot water and steam systems; performs minor tests for fuel specific gravity and gas leaks; adds water treatment chemicals to boilers; may braze pipes; may inspect and repair steam traps and/or vaults fed by main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods. The Skilled Trades Apprentice (Plumbing and Steamfitting) will gain knowledge and the ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of the plumbing and steamfitting trade. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY

Knowledge of standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of particular trade area; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to perform on a skilled level in particular trade; ability to make estimates and keep shop records; ability to follow written and oral instructions; some ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in the respective maintenance trade area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Possession of 4,000 registered on-the-job training (OJT) apprenticeship program hours, recognized by the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, along with related instruction hours in the respective maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General Experience for licensed trades (Electrical, Plumbing, HVACR) only.

PROMOTION

Licensed Trades (Electrical, Plumbing, HVACR)

  1. A Skilled Trades Apprentice hired into this position based on the allowed substitution of 4,000 registered on-the-job training (OJT) apprenticeship program hours and related instruction hours in the respective maintenance trade area, must obtain graduation from the vocational or technical school prior to promotion to the Skilled Trades Apprentice target class.
  2. A Skilled Trades Apprentice who obtains their occupational trade license after completing six (6) months of satisfactory work performance shall be promoted to the Skilled Trades Apprentice target class effective the first pay period following the date they obtained their occupational trade license.
  3. A Skilled Trades Apprentice who obtains their occupational trade license before completing six (6) months of satisfactory work performance must complete their initial six (6) month working test period prior to being promoted to the Skilled Trades Apprentice target class. The promotion shall be effective the first day of the pay period following the date they completed their six (6) month training period.
  4. Upon completion of their initial six (6) month working test period and satisfactory work performance a Skilled Trades Apprentice who achieves a minimum of 4,000 hours of work experience in their designated occupational trade shall be appointed to a General Trades Worker position.
  5. For current state employee’s compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class manual.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses, permits, and/or certifications.
  2. Incumbents hired into this position based on the allowed substitution of 4,000 registered on-the-job training (OJT) apprenticeship program hours and related instruction hours in the Plumbing and Heating trade area, must obtain graduation from the vocational or technical school prior to promotion.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

PHYSICAL 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions and to risk of injury from equipment.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to complete an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, “Staff Openings”, Search #496403. Although it is not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional, work-related references along with their contact information.

This job posting is anticipated to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on February 28, 2023. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp

Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at:  https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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