HVAC - Maintenance Mechanic

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) | Raleigh, NC

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Posted Date 4/08/2024
Description RDU Airport Authority provides a world-class customer experience for millions of passengers traveling to or through the airport. Our organization honors leadership, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and respect. We're known for innovation, and we need skilled professionals to match our team. Here at RDU, we've created a culture that attracts bright, passionate, and caring people who sincerely want to do their best for our internal and external partners.Our organization offers a dynamic, fast-paced environment that promotes teamwork, creativity, and collaboration.As a team member at RDU, you can expect to make a difference through your work, to have a direct impact on the achievement of a very meaningful mission, to advance your career trajectory, and to have room for fun and fulfillment in your daily life.

Does this sound like the challenge that you have been searching for? If so, please consider applying for the HVAC-Maintenance Mechanic position supporting our Facilities Division at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority.

At RDU, your career goals guide our efforts. Most importantly, here at RDU, we fly high and help people find freedom. Freedom to land in a place that fits today, and one that fits in the future. Freedom to find clarity in chaos, to lean into transition and achieve growth. Freedom to thrive, on both sides of the equation. RDU provides an opportunity to work with an awesome team, all dedicated to our core values of Learning, Integrity, Team, Excellence, and Respect.


The Maintenance Mechanic maintains, and repairs items related to general facility maintenance for RDU Airport Authority facilities. This role also assists with weather related activities such as snow removal and or hurricane preparedness to maintain a 24/7 operation.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains:
    • Direct expansion air conditioning units
    • A variety of pumps associated with HVAC, from 1 hp to 100 hp throughout the airport
    • The airport's AHUs and ventilation systems
    • Boilers and hot water system
    • Chillers and chilled water system
    • Cooling towers
    • Variable frequency drives
    • Monitors and operates all RDU Building Management Systems
    • Maintains and assists with HVAC water treatment
    • Performs additional related work as required

  • $ 22.02 - $32.92



  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Associate degree or Apprentice Program


  • 2 or more years of experience in the HVAC trade

  • 4 or more years of experience in the HCAV trade
Licenses or Certifications:


  • Valid NC Driver's License
  • CDL class B License (or ability to obtain within 9 months)

  • NC Registered Journeyman's Certificate

Knowledge of:

  • HVAC Systems.
  • Mechanical and utility systems.
  • The use of mechanical and hand tools, power tools and mechanical testing equipment
  • Operation of mechanical high reach lift equipment and bucket trucks
  • English grammar, spelling, punctuation
  • Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment
  • The use of maintenance work order systems for work assignments and documenting work activities
  • Protocols for cleaning hazardous waste spills.
Skilled in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Critical thinking to solve problems and formulate solutions.
Ability to:

  • Handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively.
  • Move from one job to another as needed.
  • Read schematics, blueprints, and other technical documents.
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of work.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.
  • Use database to track personnel changes.
  • Formulate sound conclusions.

The work environment and exposures 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.

  • Work may be performed indoors in environmentally controlled or non-controlled conditions or outdoors in potentially adverse conditions on uneven ground in all types of weather. May regularly be exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels, such as from office equipment, machinery, and overhead or ground level aircraft noise. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and intense noises as well as gases, workspace restrictions, vibrations, chemicals, and oils.

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.

  • The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

At RDU, you're not just a blip on the radar. We appreciate you and care about your health, happiness and future. Here's a snapshot of our awesome benefits!

  • Work-Life Harmony
    • Paid Vacation Leave
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • 11 Paid Holidays
    • Flexible Holiday Options
  • Health and Wellness
    • Comprehensive Wellness Program
    • On-site Fitness Classes & Employee Fitness Center Access
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) - with matching employer contributions
    • Flexible Spending Accounts - medical and dependent care options
    • Opportunities for employer paid or discounted insurance plans
  • Financial Wellness
    • Tuition assistance and career development
    • Shift Differential pay
    • 401(k) plan, Traditional and Roth options - with matching employer contributions
    • 457(b) plan, Traditional and Roth options
    • NC Pension Retirement Pan
    • Employee Discounts - cell phone service plans, RDU Airport Terminal stores and restaurants.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary27.47 Hour
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