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Job Code: 0785
Job Level: 08
Revised Date: 03/11/2024
Job Family: JF 22

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Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of duties involved in maintaining Duke University golf course equipment and grounds in accordance with established schedules and instructions.

Work Performed

Inspect, maintain and repair golf course mechanical and power driven equipment to include power mowers, cushman trucks, back hoe, front end loader, rototiller, spray rigs and irrigation equipment.

Perform preventive maintenance on equipment to include changing oil, lubricating equipment, sharpening cutting reels and painting equipment as necessary.

Overhaul small engines and restore old equipment as requested.

Operate light equipment as required to maintain golf course grounds appropriately.

Spray fungicides and pesticides in accordance with instructions and/or established schedules. 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 a high school with course work in skilled crafts or trades training.


Work requires 1 year experience in maintaining grounds and landscape to acquire knowledge in the operation and maintenance of grounds and landscape equipment.




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.

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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.