Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0271 


Job Level: 12 

Revised Date: 03/31/2000  

Job Family: JF 22 

Occupational Summary

Supervise general maintenance and repair of University buildings, equipment and related furnishings and facilities.

Work Performed

Supervise and participate in activities of personnel engaged in the maintenance of University buildings, equipment and furnishings to include refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, electrical equipment, plumbing fixtures and lines, mechanical equipment, carpentry work, general glass and masonry work. Plan and schedule work for staff ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.

Establish and maintain liaison with administrative and professional staff regarding general maintenance requirements which support the University community.

Supervise monitoring of University emergency telephone in order to make emergency minor repairs or to contact appropriate Engineer, Supervisor or Foreman when work requires additional support.

Assist in the establishment and implementation of preventive maintenance programs. Estimate time, cost and material for assigned work, establishing sequences and methods to be used; inspect completed work to ensure compliance with established standards.

Conduct periodic inspections of University buildings, areas, equipment and furnishings to determine maintenance needs.

Prepare a variety of reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations and conclusions. Recommend various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, promotions, disciplinary actions and vacation schedules.

Train and instruct new employees. 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 a high school education with course work in skilled crafts or shop.



Work requires an extensive knowledge of general maintenance methods and techniques normally acquired through 5 years of experience in maintenance and repair of buildings, equipment, furnishings and facilities.






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.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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.