University of Connecticut

Location: Storrs MansfieldCT 06269 Document ID: AC075-4SU0
Ad Number: 25713147
Published on: 2018-03-2203/22/2018 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
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Qualified Craft Worker (QCW) HVACR position 2nd Shift Tuesday-Saturday

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UConn's Facilities Operations & Building Services Department has an opening for a second shift, Qualified Craft Worker (QCW) – HVACR position. This is a permanent, full-time position, Tuesday – Saturday with work hours of 3:00pm – 11:00pm. For new employees, the hourly salary is $25.71 (non-negotiable), qualifies for additional weekend and shift differential pay and offers a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance. 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. Employment of the successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check. Current, permanent/durational, UConn NP-2 employees will be given preference in the hiring process.

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. Also, please submit a cover letter and the names, titles and phone numbers of three, current professional references.

This class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in the heating, ventilation and refrigeration trade area.

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.

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.

Must have and maintain an active Heating, Piping, or Cooling License throughout your employment as a QCW HVACR at UConn, in addition to four (4) years of experience in the HVACR trade area.

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.


  1. An active S-2 or S-1 license

  2. Extensive knowledge and experience in the air conditioning and refrigeration field

  3. Current “universal” certificate for refrigerant transition and recovery


  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.


  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.

To Apply
To apply for this position, please visit and reference recruitment number #180214-6823TC-001. By doing so, you will be redirected out of the University of Connecticut's recruiting website to the State of Connecticut's JobAps recruiting website.

Note: To review any submitted applications, you will need to navigate to JobAps.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 2, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at:

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.