Duke University
Fac Mgmt-Maintenance Overhead Code

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Occupational Summary (FMD)

CFC certification required

Perform maintenance and repair on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and systems. Perform duties assigned to lower level positions in the HVACR series as needed.

Work Performed

Maintain, troubleshoot and repair hermetic, semi-hermetic, reciprocating and scroll chillers, pneumatic components (e.g., t'stat, VAV box, valves), air compressors, air dryers, PRV, supply and branch air, and refrigeration equipment (e.g., coolers, refrigerators, freezers and ice machines). Braze and soft solder refrigerant, pneumatic and water lines.

Align, replace and repair motors, bearings, couplings, sheaves, etc.

Read and interpret block diagram blueprints and ladder diagram electrical schematics.

Perform preventive maintenance on water side and air side equipment.

Monitor temperature and pressure readings for historical purposes.

Screw, bolt, rivet, weld and braze parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, pneumatic and electronic controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers and pipes.

Pump specified gas or fluid into system; start system, observe operation, read gauges and instruments, and adjust mechanisms such as valves, controls and pumps to control level of fluid, pressure and temperature.

Dismantle malfunctioning systems and test components; replace or adjust defective or worn parts to repair systems; test and treat condenser and chilled water systems and add appropriate chemicals to adjust to proper concentration level.

Install wiring to connect components to electrical power source.

Use Facilities Automated Control System to locate system problems and take corrective action; trouble shoot and repair all air conditioning units, water coolers, split systems, heat pumps and mixing boxes; trouble shoot, repair and adjust pneumatic, electronic and line voltage controls.

Maintain and repair air handlers to include adjusting airflows and temperatures to achieve energy savings and comfort level.

Perform duties assigned to lower level positions in HVACR series as needed, to include performing maintenance and repair on HVAC and refrigeration equipment, preventive maintenance, identifying, installing, maintaining and disposing of all types of filters, cleaning mechanical room, picking up and delivering parts, and assisting higher level heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) mechanics. 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 LevelEducation/Training

Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to a high school education, and training in filter identification and application, equipment and component identification, safety procedures, refrigeration cycle, blueprint reading, electrical schematics, pneumatics and alignment, soft soldering, brazing, ductwork installation and use and care of a multimeter,

*CFC certification required.


Work requires skills in maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing hermetic, semi-hermetic, reciprocating and scroll chillers, pneumatic components, air compressors, air dryers, PRV, supply and branch air, and refrigeration equipment, alignment, replacement and repair of motors, bearings, couplings and sheaves, reading and interpreting ladder diagram electrical schematics and block diagram blueprints, and installation of prefabricated ductwork, generally acquired through 4 years of experience in the HVACR field




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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