Qualified Craft Worker (Plumbing and Steamfitting) Five Positions Various Days/Shifts/Work Hours

Apply now Search #: 497313
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 – Plumbing and Steamfitting: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/specs/classspecdisplay.asp?ClassNumber=6827TC&R1=&R3=



UConn’s Facilities Operations Department has five job openings, for QCW Plumber/Steamfitters. A current State of Connecticut P-1 or P-2 license is required. These are permanent, full-time, positions 37.5 hours per week. The hourly salary is $30.33/hour and is non-negotiable. 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, outstanding benefits, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/.

Please see the 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). 

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:


  • 2nd Shift Evening Trades Shop: Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Supervisor: Dan Boyington
  • 2ndShift Evening Trades Shop: Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Supervisor: Dan Boyington
  • 1st Shift Plumbing Shop: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Supervisor: Kevin Gorman
  • 1st Shift Plumbing Shop: Sunday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Supervisor: Kevin Gorman
  • 1st Shift Plumbing Shop: Tuesday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Supervisor: Kevin Gorman

This job search will be utilized to backfill any vacancies that are created by internal lateral transfers that occur in the Plumbing Shop or Evening Trades. Current UConn NP-2 QCW Plumbing 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. Vacancies may become available in any area and may include but are not limited to: 2nd Shift Sunday through Thursday, 2nd Shift Tuesday through Saturday.


To Apply:

Applicants must possess and maintain a current motor vehicle operator license.  A current State of Connecticut P-1 or P-2 license is required and must be retained throughout employment with the University.

  • 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 to 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 Plumbing and Heating, 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 supports 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 the 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.


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 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 plumbing and steamfitting tasks in accordance with standard trade practices; 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 the main system at various locations; may remove pipe insulation materials associated with the repair of pipes and fittings using OSHA approved methods; may inspect and repair medical gas systems.


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; some ability to utilize computer software.


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


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.


  1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in plumbing and steamfitting may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
  2. Two (2) years of experience as a Skilled Trades Apprentice – Plumbing and Steamfitting may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
  3. Experience performing technical duties in plumbing and steamfitting on a military base, aircraft carrier, or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.


  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. Applicant must have a current State of Connecticut P-1 or P-2 License.
  4. Ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints for building and utility systems.


  1. Extensive knowledge and experience in the plumbing/steamfitting field; a combined total of ten or more years of education and experience. 


  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 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.


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


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Openings, Search #497313. 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 September 30, 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/

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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