Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0923 


Job Level: 09 

Revised Date: 01/23/2002  

Job Family: JF 21 

Occupational Summary

Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical circuits, appliances, systems, facilities, and related electrical controls and devices. Assign, direct and review the work of lower level employees. Inspect and certify work is in compliance with state and local electrical codes. Assist in the training of new personnel.

Work Performed

Apply safety precaution pertaining to: Safety regulations and procedures; chemical safety, hazard communication program; personal protective equipment; lifting procedures, back injury prevention; flammable storage, housekeeping; fire extinguisher training.

Lay out, assemble and install wiring in University buildings in accordance with blueprints and NEC.

Size and install conduits, conductors, switches, outlets and junction boxes. Install disconnects, lights, devices and electrical panels; install motors, motor control circuits, electrical systems in hazardous locations and transformers; install battery banks, battery chargers and switch gear; install intrusion alarm systems and grounding systems in general facilities.

Calculate power requirements for electrical systems (conductors, protective devices, physical protection)

Service batteries (lead acid, Nicad, Lead Calcium)

Perform periodic switchgear maintenance of relays and control switches; troubleshoot switchgear circuits and control switches; replace circuit components (instrument meters, surge protectors, relays, control switches).

Troubleshoot motors, motor control circuits, across the line starters, reduce voltage starters (auto transformer, resister), reversing starters, electrical systems in hazardous locations, battery banks and battery chargers.

Inspect and maintain power conditioners.

Repair/replace electrical appliances in general and electronic facilities.

Troubleshoot battery banks, battery chargers, power conditioners.

Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair most types of electrical systems and equipment up to 600 volts.

Interpret plans, sketches, wiring diagrams, and specifications; identify all electrical terms and symbols.

Identify all electrical terms and symbols.

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 educational background normally equivalent to a high school diploma or equivalent.

Requires National Electrical Code classes (internal); training on lockout/tag out (internal); and Fire stop certification (internal). Work requires North Carolina electrician's licensure or certification.



Work requires six years in electrical construction or maintenance, which may include time in an approved apprenticeship program (up to 2 years experience may be waived with a NC Limited Electrical License).






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.