Job description

Perform routine and preventive maintenance in the repair and maintenance of buildings, facilities, and equipment within assigned areas of Duke University Hospital and Medical Center.


  • Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned, and a more comprehensive task list may be provided.
  • Conduct regular inspections of designated facilities and equipment; participate in image rounds if applicable; set up and maintain ongoing communication efforts with customers to ensure appropriate and timely response to repair and maintenance needs.
  • Make minor repairs and corrections and perform routine preventive maintenance on electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and communication systems and equipment; make repairs to general building facilities to include, but not limited to, general carpentry repairs, repairs to ceiling and floor coverings, doors, windows, and furniture; perform minor paint and patch work.
  • Complete and/or assist in the completion of minor service requests as needed.
  • Solicit the advice of shop personnel in specific trades as needed; refer more complex and time-consuming items to shop personnel; assist in repairs if necessary.
  • Conduct regular inspections of fire and smoke partitions for penetrations; patch penetrations as necessary; report unusual problems to the appropriate personnel.
  • Advise management of general condition of facilities and equipment in assigned areas; make recommendations for improvements and upgrades to facilities for budget planning.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and maintenance records to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and codes.
  • 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.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Three to four years minimum experience required either in a specific trade or in general building maintenance and repair.

Valid N.C. Driver's license and a driving history acceptable under the guidelines of the Safe Driving Policy.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate in one-on-one or small group situations with customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Must respect the privacy of patients and maintain the confidentiality of any patient information related to their treatment. Ability to complete daily records, logs, and time sheets.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb ladders or stairs. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds or more.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. Because of these potential exposures, the employee is required to attend all related safety training sessions and follow/comply with all appropriate safety guidelines. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Duke 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 essentialjob 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.




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Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time