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State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive And Mechanical Equipment) in Old Lyme, Connecticut

Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive And Mechanical Equipment)

(37.5 Hour)

Recruitment # 240703-6727TC-001

Location Old Lyme, CT

Date Opened 7/9/2024 08:00:00 AM

Salary $62,359 - $80,175/year (*New State employees start at minimum)

Job Type Open to the Public

Close Date 7/19/2024 11:59:00 PM

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  • Introduction

    The State of Connecticut ( , Department of Energy and Environmental Protection ( (DEEP) has an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive and Mechanical) ( , within the Bureau of Central Services. This position is based out of DEEP Marine District Headquarters, 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT.


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    Position Highlights

  • This is a full-time position. 37.5 hours per week. Monday – Friday. 7:00am to 4:30pm.

  • The Agency owns and maintains approximately 40 vessels. These vessels range from a 14-foot aluminum boat with a 15 hp outboard to a 27 foot “coast guard style” Safeboat with twin 250 hp outboard motors to a 42-foot diesel powered “down east style” lobster boat.

  • The vessels support a wide variety of programs such as Law Enforcement, Fisheries Research, and the Boating Education/Recreation Programs. The vessels work in both salt water and fresh water – in the ocean, rivers, and lakes.

  • You will also be asked occasionally to work on automobile/light vehicle as well as landscaping equipment such as a 47 hp tractor or a zero turn/walk behind mower.

  • This position will also be tasked with supporting the Supervisor at this facility with some duties, including but not limited to opening up, locking up at end of day, and snow/ice removal responsibilities at this facility and marina.


    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs – and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.

    Selection Plan

    For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e. Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.


  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in the automotive and mechanical equipment trade area.


Performs highly skilled tasks in accordance with standard automotive and mechanical equipment trade practices and codes; diagnoses failure in all types of automotive and heavy mobile equipment; services, dismantles, overhauls and reassembles front ends, engines, standard and automatic transmissions, rear ends, hydraulic systems and automotive electrical systems; constructs and repairs any needed parts; welds or brazes parts by oxyacetylene torch or electric welding; 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 operate testing equipment required to diagnose automotive electronic components; 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 automotive and mechanical equipment 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 automotive and mechanical equipment trade.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled automotive and mechanical equipment 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 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 the automotive and mechanical equipment 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.


  • Experience maintaining and repairing boats, including electrical systems, electronic navigation systems and fiberglass repair.

  • Experience with diagnostic tools for boat maintenance & repair.

  • Experience maintaining and repairing outboard motors, inboard motors, and diesel engines.

  • Experience with maintaining and repairing boat and landscape trailers.

  • Experience maintaining and repairing light vehicles.

  • Experience maintaining and repairing landscape equipment other than landscape trailers.

  • Experience with fabrication and welding.

  • Experience preparing cost estimates and quotes.

  • Experience utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience scheduling more than one mechanical project at a time.


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess or acquire and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.


At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


  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.


  3. 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.

  4. The appointing authority may require completion of hazardous materials training programs, such as asbestos, PCB, PFAS, consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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