QCW HVACR Multiple Positions/Various Work Schedules (6 Positions)

Apply now Search #: 497929
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Maintenance and Trades

Salary Range: $60,838.00-$78,219.00 Yearly. Individuals new to state service start at the minimum of the pay plan.

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



UConn’s Facilities Operations Department has six current job openings for QCW HVACR positions at the Storrs Campus and Law School/Downtown Hartford Campuses. These are permanent, full-time, 37.5 hour per week positions. The hourly salary is $31.08/hour and is non-negotiable. These positions offer a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. The 2nd and 3rd 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). 

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:

  • 3rd Shift HVACR Shop: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. - Supervisor:  Daryl Cashin
  • 3rd Shift HVACR Shop: Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  – Supervisor:  Daryl Cashin
  • 2nd Shift Evening Trades Shop: Tuesday - Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. - Supervisor: John Baldesweiler (TSHC)
  • 2nd Shift Evening Trades Shop:  Tuesday - Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. - Supervisor: John Baldesweiler (TSHC)
  • 2nd Shift Evening Trades Shop:  Sunday - Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. - Supervisor: John Baldesweiler (TSHC)
  • 1st Shift Regional Campus Law School and Downtown Hartford: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Supervisor: Gary Mackiewicz

*This job search will be utilized to backfill any vacancies that are created by internal lateral transfers that occur in the HVACR Shop, Evening Trades, or Regional Campuses. Current UConn NP-2 QCW HVACR employees who 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 Sun – Thurs, 2nd Shift Tues – Sat, 3rd Shift Sun – Thurs, 3rd Shift Tues – Sat, 1st Shift Mon – Fri, 1st Shift Sun – Thurs, and 1st Shift Tues – Sat.


To Apply:

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.

  • In order to be considered for these job openings, you must meet the minimum qualifications 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 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 with an opportunity to submit additional documentation that 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 tasks in accordance with standard HVACR 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; makes estimates of time, personnel and determines and obtains required materials on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; may perform duties related to similar trade areas as required; 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; 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.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods, and standard HVACR trade practices; 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 tasks in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration trade.


Two (2) years of General Experience must have been performing skilled heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration trades.

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 a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of General Experience.
  2. At the University of Connecticut: Satisfactory performance and completion of the UConn Facilities Internship Training Program may be substituted for the General and Special Experience as determined by UConn Facilities Operations and Human Resources Management.
  3. At other State Agencies: 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.
  4. Experience performing technical duties within the HVACR trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier, or large compound may be substituted for General and Special Experience on a year-for-year basis.


  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.


  1. Incumbents in this class are required to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits, and/or certifications including possession and retention of a State of Connecticut heating, piping, and/or cooling license.
  2. Applicant must have a current State of Connecticut Heating, Piping, or Cooling License.
  3. Ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints for building and utility systems.


  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 hazardous materials training programs, such as asbestos, PCB, and PFAS, 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 a pre-employment physical.


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Openings, Search #497929. 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 July 31, 2024.

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.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend