QCW HVACR Multiple Positions/Various Work Schedules

Apply now Search #: 496774
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Maintenance and Trades

Salary Range: $59,354.00-$76,311.00 Yearly – Individuals new to state service start at the minimum of the pay plan.

Link to Qualified Craft Worker HVACR: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=6823TC&R1=&R3=

 

INTRODUCTION

UConn’s Facilities Operations Department has six current job openings, and anticipated job openings*, for QCW HVACR positions.  These are permanent, full-time, positions 37.5 hours per week. The hourly salary is $30.33/hour and is non-negotiable. These positions offer a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. The 2nd shift positions are eligible for shift differential. Weekend differential is applied to hours worked on Saturday or Sunday if the entire 7.5-hour shift is worked.

UConn offers the following benefits for NP-2 employees:

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

Please see summary of work schedules below. 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 or holidays). 

These positions require participation 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.

Please note that Facilities Operations NP-2 employees may also be required to perform job duties as assigned at any of the Regional Campuses.

These positions are categorized as “Open to the Public”; current UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process. The following are the current work schedules and locations this announcement is recruiting for:

  • 1st Shift HVACR Shop:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 1st Shift HVACR Shop:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Shift Preventive Maintenance Team:  Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Shift Preventive Maintenance Team:  Tuesday through Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Shift Evening Trades:  Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Shift Evening Trades:  Tuesday through Saturday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

*This job search will be utilized to backfill any vacancies that are created by internal lateral transfers that occur in the HVACR Shop, Preventive Maintenance Team or Evening Trades.  Current UConn NP-2 QCW HVACR employees that may be interested in a lateral transfer to a new work schedule are required to apply to this job search to be considered for the positions listed above AND for any backfill vacancies that may become available as a result of lateral transfers.  The anticipated vacancies may become available in any area and may include but are not limited to: 2nd Shift Sunday through Thursday, 1st Shift Sunday through Thursday and 1st Shift Tuesday through Saturday.

SELECTION PLAN

Applicants must possess and maintain a current motor vehicle operator license.  A current Connecticut Heating, Piping or Cooling license is required and must be retained throughout employment with the University.

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for these job openings, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications on your application. PageUp applications will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications and Special Requirements sections of the position have been met. Please also be sure to demonstrate how you meet any of the Preferred Qualifications that you may have.
  • Ensure that your PageUp Application is complete and detailed before submitting it. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the PageUp system.
  • If applicable, applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate on their application (under the Job-Related Academic, Technical or Vocational Training section of the application) the name(s) of any Educational Institution(s) attended in  trade related subjects, particularly in HVACR, and to indicate the (in person and/or online) course(s) studies,  Address, City, State where the Educational Institution(s) are located, the years attended and the number of Credits earned or Diploma Earned.
  • If applicable, applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) any current trade license(s) held, along with the issuing agency, license number, date issued and expiration date.
  • 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, licensure, 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 

Performs highly skilled maintenance and/or construction work requiring application of trade skills, codes and standard trade practices in electrical, plumbing, utilities, or HVACR trade areas; makes estimates of time, personnel and determines and obtains required materials; keeps necessary records; may perform duties related to similar trade areas as required; may act as a 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.

Performs 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 methods.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY 

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the particular trade; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; and some ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE 

Four (4) years of experience in the particular trade area as indicated by the parenthetical title.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE 

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled trade functions in the specific trade area.

Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED 

  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. 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.
  3. Experience performing technical duties within a designated maintenance 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including possession and retention of an Unlimited Journeyperson's license in the trade area indicated by the parenthetical title.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.
  3. Applicants must have a current State of Connecticut Heating, Piping or Cooling License.
  4. Ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints for building and utility systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. An active S-2 or S-1 license.
  2. Extensive knowledge and experience in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration trade.
  3. Current “universal” certificate for refrigerant transition and recovery.

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 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 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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Openings, search #496774. 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 15, 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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