Qualified Craft Worker Intern - Utilities, Public Works Shop - 1st Shift M-F (1 Position)

Apply now Search #: 496461
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 Qualified Craft Worker Intern: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=6819TC&R1=&R3=



UConn’s Facilities Operations Department has one job opening for a QCW Intern Utilities position at the Storrs Campus.  This position will receive on-the-job training and vocational education in order to complete the requirements of a QCW Utilities job classification within a period of time normally not to exceed two years. 

This QCW Intern Utilities position is a permanent, full-time, 1st Shift position 37.5 hours/week, with a work schedule of Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This position offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance.  The hourly salary is $23.43 and is non-negotiable. Please note, the hourly salary is anticipated to increase, effective July 1, 2022.

This position is 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 THE CDL REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN MET AND THE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED FOR THIS POSITION, WITHIN A PERIOD OF TIME NORMALLY NOT TO EXCEED TWO YEARS, APPOINTMENT WOULD THEN BE MADE TO THE JOB CLASSIFICATION OF QCW UTILITIES.  At the target level of QCW Utilities participation is required in the Weekly On-Call Rotation Schedule; when assigned to the on-call rotation, the assigned cell phone must be carried, and calls must be responded to during the on-call assignment within 15 minutes.


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:

  • In order 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.  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 Educational 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.
  • The QCW Intern job classification is established for Plumbing and 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 and Heating trade.  Those applicants that exceed a combined total of four years of education and experience in the Plumbing and Heating trade 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, diplomas, official transcripts, 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.


Receives training to perform tasks as outlined in specification for the class of Qualified Craft Worker; 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 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 QCW Intern (Utilities) will receive training in all aspects of the utilities 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 Utilities employees.  He/she will work alongside of QCW Utilities employees to learn how to perform highly skilled tasks in accordance with national and local codes, along with how to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the utilities trade. The QCW Intern Utilities employee will be provided with hands on and educational opportunities in the following examples of utilities tasks:  performs repairs and maintenance to water mains, sewer lines, manholes, catch basins, high pressure steam distribution, chilled water distribution and storm water systems; disassembles, cleans, overhauls and rebuilds motors, valves, pumps, filters and other pumping station equipment; cuts, shapes, drills and welds flat or metal pipe to fabricate for use in water and steam distribution systems; inspects and repairs steam traps and/or vaults fed by main system at various locations; operates heavy equipment such as excavators, dump trucks, backhoes, pipe saws, chain saws, jackhammers and various hand tools; cleans sewer lift station wet wells of grease and debris as needed; digs trenches, constructs trench boxes and removes pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods; interprets manuals, schematics, plant diagrams and drawings. 


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.


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


An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in automotive, plumbing, construction, electrical, HVAC or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience.


  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  3. A Commercial Driver’s License will be required within the two-year period and prior to the appointment to the QCW Utilities job classification. Training will be provided. Once the CDL is obtained, it must be renewed and retained throughout employment with the University.


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; 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.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496461. 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 August 15, 2022. 

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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