Job description

Occupational Summary

Perform all levels of work in the troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment within Duke Medicine facilities in accordance with pertinent local, state, and federal codes and regulatory requirements; assist in training new staff members.

Work Performed

Maintain, repair and/or replace HVAC systems and equipment in hospital, medical or research facilities to include, but not limited to, chillers, cooling towers, direct expansion systems, electric blast coils, immersion coil pumps, fans, starters, pneumatic and electric controls, electrostatic filters, domestic refrigerators, walk-in coolers and freezers, fountain equipment and ice makers..

Perform periodic preventive maintenance on HVAC systems and equipment in accordance with established schedules and procedures; test and examine systems and equipment to assess functional status and conformance with hospital standards and state, local and federal code and regulatory standards.

Complete required documentation to include, but not limited to, work order forms, inventory/order forms, and corrective/preventive maintenance documents; use computer software as applicable to maintenance and repair activities plus various employee training, payroll and compliance requirements.

Maintain, adjust, modify and perform major overhaul and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems by interpreting blueprints, manufacturer specifications, written and verbal instructions.

Make initial settings and final adjustments of refrigeration and air conditioning systems and modifying existing installations to obtain required results.

Charge all types of refrigeration equipment. Follow a predetermined schedule of preventive maintenance; make recommendations regarding major overhaul of systems.

Provide technical guidance and direction to lower level personnel. Assist in training new staff members.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to high school with course work in skilled crafts


Work requires 4 years of broad based experience in: Charging small refrigeration appliances; changing compressors, belts and valves; and adjusting and calibrating temperature and humidity controls


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Valid N.C. Driver's license and a driving history acceptable under the guidelines of the Safe Driving Policy.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate in one-on-one or small group situations with customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in emergency situations. Must respect the privacy of patients and maintain the confidentiality of any patient information related to their treatment. Ability to complete daily records, logs, and time sheets both manually and by computer or mobile device.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms above and below shoulder level, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to climb ladders and routinely climb stairs. The employee must regularly lift, push, and/or pull up to 20 pounds, frequently lift, push, and/or pull up to 35 pounds, and occasionally lift, push, and/or pull 50 pounds or more.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. Because of these potential exposures, the employee is required to attend all related safety training sessions and follow/comply with all appropriate safety guidelines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 4/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time