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Refrig & A/c Mech (c/l) Dufs* at Duke University

Refrig & A/c Mech (c/l) Dufs*

Duke University Durham, NC Full-Time
Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary

Perform journeyman level work in the installation, maintenance, modification, overhaul, service and repair of all types of air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment in Duke University Food Services.

Work Performed

Install, 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.

Install, troubleshoot, repair or calibrate, and maintain reciprocating and centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, direct expansion systems, electric blast coils, immersion coils pumps, fans, starters, pneumatic and electric controls, electrostatic filters, domestic refrigerators, laboratory ultra low temperature boxes, walk-in coolers and freezers, fountain equipment and ice makers. Check and adjust complete air conditioning and refrigeration systems after installation.

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

Perform routine maintenance and repair functions in various skilled craft areas to include carpentry, plumbing, heating and electrical work.

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 a high school education with course work in skilled crafts.

Work requires North Carolina Refrigeration and A/C license.


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.




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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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