HVAC Technician

Req ID #:  214631

Raleigh, NC, US, 27610

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   



We are seeking a HVAC Technician to work at our Production Site in Raleigh, NC.

The HVAC Technician will perform a variety of mechanical and pressure/temperature equipment repair and maintenance requiring close interface with other trade/craft functions. This position will perform other semi-skilled tasks in the general maintenance of the physical plant and provide work direction to others performing HVAC projects.



  • Monitor and maintain HVAC systems. Isolate and identify malfunctioning equipment for repair, adjustment, and replacement.
  • Perform adjustments, repairs, and replacement of parts and equipment from written specifications such as blueprints, drawings, and schematics.
  • Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts to ensure correct functioning of systems and perform equipment calibration.
  • Dismantle equipment/fixtures and plan systematic replacement or repair of accessories and parts and return equipment to operation.
  • Inspect completed work for quality, safety, and proper operation.
  • May oversee HVAC-related tasks being performed by other department personnel.
  • Coordinate maintenance work with other departments and divisions; maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair work.
  • Periodically perform preventative maintenance programs as required.
  • Perform other semi-skilled tasks as assigned to assist in the general maintenance of the physical plant.
  • Respond to emergencies as needed. Provide 24-hour on-call maintenance coverage, as scheduled in rotation.
  • May perform waste vacuum maintenance.
  • Take proper safety precautions and utilize appropriate safety gear/equipment in the performance of all duties.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.




  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) and completion of formal apprenticeship program
  • Three to five years experience
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Valid HVAC license



The pay range for this position is $32.00 - $36.00 / hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Research Models & Services 
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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