UConn’s Facilities Operations Department has four job openings for QCW Intern HVACR positions. These positions will receive on-the-job training and vocational education to complete the requirements of a QCW HVACR job classification within a period of time normally not to exceed two years. The QCW Intern HVACR job classification requires a Heating/Piping/Cooling license and refrigerant recovery certification to be obtained normally within the two-year period. The Heating/Piping/Cooling license and refrigerant recovery certification must be maintained throughout employment with the University once promoted to the QCW HVACR job classification.
These QCW Intern HVACR positions are permanent, full-time, 1st Shift positions,37.5 hours/week, with a work schedule of Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The hourly salary is $24.01 and is non-negotiable.
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/.
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, 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 ALL OF THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET FOR THE QCW INTERN HVACR JOB CLASSIFICATION AND THE HEATING/PIPING/COOLING LICENSE AND REFRIGERANT RECOVERY CERTIFICATION HAVE BEEN OBTAINED, THE EMPLOYEE WOULD THEN BE PROMOTED TO THE TARGET LEVEL OF THE POSITION, QCW HVACR. THE QCW HVACR WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE DETERMINED AT THE TIME THE PROMOTION TO THE TARGET LEVEL BECOMES EFFECTIVE AND WILL BE BASED ON SENIORITY AND NP-2 CONTRACTUAL LANGUAGE. THE QCW HVACR WORK SCHEDULE MAY BE 1ST OR 2ND SHIFT AND MAY ALSO INCLUDE A WEEKEND DAY.
THE TARGET LEVEL OF QCW HVACR WILL ALSO REQUIRE PARTICIPATION IN THE WEEKLY ON-CALL ROTATION SCHEDULE; WHEN ASSIGNED TO THE ON-CALL ROTATION, THE ASSIGNED PHONE MUST BE CARRIED AND CALLS MUST BE RESPONDED TO DURING THE ON-CALL ASSIGNMENT WITHIN 15 MINUTES. ON AVERAGE, QCW HVACR EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO BE ON CALL FOR TWO WEEKS PER CALENDAR YEAR.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING RECEIVED AT THE QCW INTERN LEVEL WILL BE PRIMARILY ON 1ST SHIFT, BUT ONCE IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE SUPERVISOR AND MANAGER THAT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE HIRED FOR THIS POSITION HAS FULFILLED THE TRAINING REQUIRMENTS, OBTAINED THE HEATING/PIPING/COOLING LICENSE, AND REFRIGERANT RECOVERY CERTIFICATION, AND CAN WORK INDEPENDENTLY AT THE TARGET LEVEL OF THE POSITION, QCW HVACR, A NEW WORK SCHEDULE WILL BE DETERMINED AND IMPLEMENTED ALONG WITH THE ON-CALL ASSIGNMENT.
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.
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 HVACR 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 HVACR studies, Address, City, State where the Education 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 HVACR studies and/or a copy of your diploma documenting coursework in HVACR will also be required prior to, or at the time of interview.
The QCW Intern job classification is established for HVACR 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 HVACR trade. Those applicants that exceed a combined total of four years of education and experience in the HVACR trade or currently hold a heating/piping/cooling license 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.
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EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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 (HVACR) will receive training in all aspects of the HVACR trade. Although this position is a 1st Shift position, some training may be required on other shifts, weekends or during overtime. This position will receive training from QCW HVACR employees on both 1st and 2nd Shifts. He/she will work alongside of QCW HVACR employees to learn how to perform highly skilled tasks in accordance with national and local codes and standard trade practices on air systems used in heating, ventilating and refrigeration. The QCW Intern HVACR employee will be provided with hands on and educational opportunities in the following examples of HVACR tasks: 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; reads and interprets mechanical blueprints for building and utility systems. The QCW Intern (HVACR) will gain knowledge and the ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the HVACR trade.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in the respective maintenance trade area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in automotive, plumbing, construction, electrical, HVAC or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.
A physical examination may be required.
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.
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.
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.
Salary Range: $46,997.00-$61,374.00 Yearly. Individuals new to state service start at the minimum of the pay plan.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496404. 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 October 10, 2022.
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