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Job Code: 0432
Job Level: 08
Revised Date: 10/24/1996
Job Family: JF 22

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Occupational Summary

Perform maintenance and repair work on Medical Center plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration facilities and equipment; assume independent responsibility for the overall maintenance of assigned Medical Center facilities during second and third shifts, weekends, and holidays.

Work Performed

Respond to Medical Center emergency maintenance calls after normal shop hours and on weekends and holidays; perform necessary repair work, which may include temporary repairs sufficient to secure the systems and facilities until permanent repairs are feasible; notify appropriate personnel if further action is required; log all calls received and document action taken.

Conduct periodic inspections of designated buildings and equipment; when necessary, repair and perform preventive maintenance on general building facilities and electrical, mechanical, HVAC, refrigeration, and communication systems.

Respond immediately to fire alarm systems; disengage electrical, water, or gas systems to protect building occupants and property; assist University Police in removing patients, personnel, or equipment as needed.

Assist with major repairs to electrical, plumbing, heating, HVAC, and refrigeration equipment as needed.

Advise management of general condition of facilities and equipment and any unusual problems or concerns that may arise; make recommendations for facilities improvements or upgrades.

Maintain appropriate documentation of maintenance and repair records to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and codes.

Lock and secure all Medical Center buildings and facilities; monitor, activate and reset automatic security systems when necessary; repair broken locks and maintain keys to all buildings and facilities. 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 trades.


Work requires broad based knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electrical equipment normally acquired through 3 years of building maintenance and repair experience.




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.

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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.