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Emory Healthcare/Emory University HVAC Mechanic - Emory Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Operations and Maintenance department within the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full-time HVAC Mechanic to join our team located in Atlanta, GA. The Emory Operation and Maintenance team maintains the safe operation and maintenance of building facilities which include electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. We are responsible for operating and maintaining specific equipment, preventive maintenance activities, responding to customer needs, and repairing equipment. We rapidly and appropriately respond to emergency events such as leaks, floods, power outages, or any other situation which could adversely affect humans, animals, and/or research at the Center. This can include responding quickly and appropriately to remote notification alarms including animal housing temperature, pressure, and humidity alarms, laboratory freezer alarms, and other space condition and equipment status alarms.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with maintenance experience, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, Emory National Primate Research Center (ENPRC/EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at


  • Installs, maintains, and repairs HVAC systems, components, and equipment.

  • Rewires high voltage on HVAC equipment.

  • Routinely inspects systems and equipment.

  • Analyzes HVAC systems operations; pinpoints problems and repairs reciprocating chillers, heating systems, split units, steam systems, boilers, and related control systems/components.

  • Changes filters, lubricates bearings, replaces belts, checks seals, and maintains pneumatic and electrical controls.

  • Reads and interprets blueprints and schematic drawings to perform work assignments.

  • Operates hand tools, gantry, soldering, brazing, and test equipment used in HVAC.

  • Takes required precautions when working with hazardous chemical, materials, and power equipment.

  • Drives and maintains utility vehicles.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent and four years of HVAC maintenance experience, OR completion of a formal HVAC training program and knowledge of HVAC systems.

  • Valid Georgia driver's license and insurable driving record.

  • All positions in this classification must have the ability to lift 50 pounds and to bend, stoop and twist.


  • Detail oriented and strong technical skills.

  • Multi-functional experience within the plant is desired.

  • At least four years boiler experience including steam boilers & hot water boilers.

  • Must be able to respond to a variety of situations in difficult positions by the use of ladders, catwalks, crawl spaces, etc.


  • Operates, maintains and services boilers and related equipment.

  • Operates valves and controls and other equipment to control the flow of air, gas, water and steam while maintaining temperatures and pressures at designated levels.

  • Samples, tests, analyzes, mixes and injects chemicals and performs blow-downs to maintain boiler waterside conditions.

  • Maintains daily operating logs to record conditions and unusual events.

  • Overhauls steam and hot water equipment including feed pumps, DA systems, heat exchangers, condensate pumps, traps, valves, and piping systems.

  • Works with campus building automation system (BAS) and equipment local controls to troubleshoot and optimize equipment and systems.

  • Responds to work orders assigned by the department supervisor.

  • Monitors boiler contractors as needed to ensure work is completed correctly.

  • Works in high containment areas when necessary. This involves getting the proper vaccinations, wearing personal protection equipment (PPE), and attending regularly scheduled training sessions. High containment areas can include biosafety level 3 (BSL3) facilities, animal holding rooms, confined space, and others.

  • Works closely with maintenance shop and assists when needed for other building system related tasks.

  • Voluntarily fills in as after-hours on call mechanic when conditions dictate. Performs 2-3 rounds per shift on buildings and major equipment when working as after-hours on call mechanic.

  • Performs animal room preventive maintenance.

  • Maintains safe operation and preventative maintenance of on-site propane plant.


  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm; weekends, holidays & after hours as needed.


Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, health assessment, requirement of various vaccinations (including COVID-19 plus one booster if job requires hands-on contact with animals/NHP). Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Job Number 130115

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Primate Center

Department EPC: Shop Main Station

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Job Category Facility Support & Building Maintenance

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor