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Job Title: Welder
Location: Rocky Hill, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/20/2024
Expire Date: 04/20/2024
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
Are you a welding 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 facility in Rocky Hill! Read below & apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) has an exciting Welder Qualified Craft Worker: Machine Shop And Equipment Repair opportunity in Rocky Hill Repair.


Competitive starting salary
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
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
A culture that encourages work-life balance
Professional growth and development opportunities
Work for a Forbes top company - ‘Forbes’: 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)!

Full-time (40 hours/week)
1st Shift (7:30am- 4:00pm)
*New state employees start at the minimum of the pay plan.
As a Welder, your role will perform a variety of repairs and fabrication-related duties in conjunction Department's diverse fleet of equipment.
The Department’s fleet includes:
Class 1 through 8 vehicles
Heavy construction equipment
Complex mechanical equipment
Highway maintenance equipment
In this role, you will be expected to read and understand moderately complex diagrams, as well as the required mathematical calculations.
A residency within 30-miles of the job location.
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.
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 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.
Must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, whenever your services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30.
Candidates must show how they meet the required knowledge and experience on their application to proceed further in the hiring process.
Must be in compliance with the Department's Lead Health and Safety and Silica Safety Programs; (respirator physical, a current respirator fit test).
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.
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.
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