Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0520 


Job Level: 09 

Revised Date:  

Job Family: JF 21 

Occupational Summary

Perform journeyman level work in the installation, maintenance, modification, overhaul, service and repair of all types of air conditioning, refrigeration systems and equipment and all pneumatic controls.

Work Performed

Install, maintain, adjust, modify and perform major overhaul and repair of all pneumatic controls of 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 modify existing installation to obtain required results.

Troubleshoot and calibrate all pneumatic controls and reciprocating and centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, direct expansion systems, electric blast coils, immersion coils, pumps, fans, starters, electrostatic filters, laboratory ultralow temperature boxes, walk-in coolers and freezers.

Check and adjust complete air conditioning and refrigeration systems after installation.

Prepare schedule of preventive maintenance and plan major overhaul of systems. Provide technical guidance and direction to lower level personnel.

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 acquired through a high school education with course work in electrical or electronics trades.



Work requires a knowledge of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems as well as building control maintenance and repair of related systems normally acquired through 4 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE





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.

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