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Qualified Craft Worker (Machine Shop and Equipment Repair)

By February 8, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Rocky Hill, CT
  • February 21, 2024

CTDOT

Qualified Craft Worker (Machine Shop and Equipment Repair)
Qualified Craft Worker (Machinist)

Recruitment #240130-6824FM-002

Location
Rocky Hill, CT

Date Opened
2/8/2024 12:00:00 AM
Salary
$64,894 – $83,433/year
Job Type
Open to the Public
Close Date
2/21/2024 11:59:00 PM
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INTRODUCTION

 

Are you a machinist professional who enjoys performing highly skilled tasks within your trade, with excellent benefits?
If so, come make an impact with the Department of Transportation’s Machine Shop facility, in Rocky Hill!
Read below & apply today!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has an exciting Qualified Craft Worker (Machinist) opportunity, in Rocky Hill.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CDL TYPE, ISSUING AGENCY, LICENSE NUMBER, EXPIRATION DATE, AND ALL ENDORSEMENTS AND MEC EXPIRATION DATE ARE ADDED TO THE “LICENSES AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS” SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
A competitive starting salary
Learn more about what sets us apart as an employer with our Employer Value Proposition
Retirement plan options
Generous paid time off, including 13 holidays
Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 – State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
Join an award winning agency! CT DOT has been recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!

 

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:
Monday – Friday
Full-time (40 hours per week)
First shift (7:30 AM – 4:00 PM)
Location:  Rocky Hill, CT
THE ROLE:
The Qualified Craft Worker (Machinist) role will perform a variety of repairs and fabrication-related duties including manufacturing various components used in conjunction with the Department’s diverse fleet. The Department’s fleet includes Class 1 through 8 vehicles, heavy construction equipment, complex mechanical equipment, and highway maintenance equipment.

PLEASE NOTE:
Prior to hire, selected candidates will be required to complete a preemployment physical and work assessment, which will include a respirator physical to be in compliance with the Department’s Respirator Policy. A respirator fit test will be performed upon hire.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
For candidates without a CDL:  As a condition of permanent employment, selected candidates must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) A or B, with “tank and airbrake endorsements,” and a valid Medical Examiner’s Card (MEC) within 6 months of initial employment. Selected candidates will be enrolled in, and expected to complete, an agency paid selected CDL training program to assist in preparation for CDL licensure. This requires a selected candidate to obtain a CDL learning permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles
For candidates who already possess a CDL, be sure to indicate the Type, Issuing Agency, License number, Expiration Date, and all endorsements in the “Licenses and Professional Certificates” section of your application.  You will also be required to thoroughly complete the Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1) form.
Candidates who currently possess a Medical Examiner’s Card (MEC), be sure to include the MEC expiration date in the “Licenses and Professional Certificates” section of your application form.
Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends.
Incumbents in this class will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Those applicants who hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), invited to interview, will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or B, and a valid Medical Examiner’s Card (MEC) at time of interview.
As a support to Highway Operations units, various storm events will require employees to be at work prior to, during, and after a storm or weather event, which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends. Additionally, in preparation for the winter season, overtime may be required to prepare the fleet and equipment.
Candidates must show how they meet the required knowledge and experience on their application to proceed further in the hiring process.

ABOUT US:
As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.

To apply for this job email your details to Sharon.McIntosh@ct.gov

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