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Job Code: 0822
Job Level: 08
Revised Date:
Job Family: JF 22

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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. Assist in the training of new personnel.

Work Performed

Install, maintain and repair electrical appliances and equipment such as incubators, autoclaves, centrifuges, washers, dryers, lamson systems, microfilm machines, compressors, generators, pumps,lighting equipment, carrier systems, timing devices, steam and electric heating units, exhaust systems,smoke detectors, fire alarms, clock and bell systems, electrical surgical units, hypothermal units, humidifiers, suction machines, electrical beds, thermostats, and electrical systems of furnaces and boilers.

Lay out, assemble and install wiring in Duke Medicine buildings in accordance with blueprints,specifications, established practices and pertinent state and local electrical codes.

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.

Follow a predeterminedschedule ofpreventive maintainance. 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).

Diagnose and correct electrical systems and equipment malfunctions; test, adjust, sequence, synchronize and align such systems and equipment as AC and DC power supplies, main power control panels, motors, generators, circuit breakers and relay panels.

Calculate power requirements for electrical systems (conductors, protective devices, physical protection). Determine methods and sequence of operations required to locate, design, install, test, repair, and modify electrical systems and equipment by interpreting blueprints, wiring and schematic diagrams and followingtechnical, verbal or written instructions.

Make work assignments; assist in the training of new personnel.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires educational background normally equivalent to a high school education with course work in skilled crafts or trades training in electrical systems, schematics and relevant national, state and local codes.


Work requires four to six years in electrical construction or electrical maintenance


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.