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Duke University Job Description


Job Code: 0559
Job Level: 06
Revised Date: 03/23/1998
Job Family: JF 22

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Occupational Summary

Maintain, adjust, overhaul and repair refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

Work Performed

Maintain, adjust, overhaul and repair refrigeration and air conditioning equipment such as refrigerated storage boxes, window air conditioning units, refrigerated water coolers, and forced air heating and ventilation systems by working from detailed instructions.

Follow a predetermined schedule of preventive maintenance on air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation systems to maintain air at specified temperature and humidity by adjusting air intakes, exhausts, dampers, thermostats and other controls.

Assist in the repair and overhaul of pumps and compressors by fitting and installing crankshafts, bearings, pistons, piston rings, valves and other mechanical parts.

Modify and adjust air conditioning and refrigerations systems and units following established procedures.

Assist higher leveled air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics with major overhauls, alterations and repairs as required.

Fabricate filter frames and cut media from bulk rolls.

Change filters, clean coils, clean motors, change v-belts and sheaves, pack pumps and valves and lubricate equipment.

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 craft or trades training.



Work requires 2 years experience in charging small refrigeration appliances, changing compressors, belts and valves, and adjusting and calibrating temperature and humidity controls.






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.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job 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.