Duke Health | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 3/21/2022


Supervise and participate in the maintenance and repair of Hospital and Medical Center buildings, systems, and related equipment.


  • Supervise and participate in maintenance and repair activities within assigned areas of the Hospital and Medical Center; may be responsible for multiple trades, such as electrical, electronics, communications, plumbing, carpentry, or general maintenance.
  • Plan and schedule work for the group ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate staffing, space, equipment, and supplies for adequate performance of duties.
  • Establish and maintain a preventive maintenance program within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of buildings and facilities to determine repair needs; establish and maintain liaison with customers within assigned areas regarding maintenance requirements to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Inspect completed work to ensue compliance with applicable federal, state and local codes, direct and follow-up any required rework or modifications.
  • Ensure that employees are properly trained to perform duties; ensure a safe work environment; ensure compliance with Medical Center and JCAHO safety regulations.
  • Advise management of general condition of facilities and equipment and any unusual problems or concerns that may arise; make recommendations for improvements or upgrades of facilities for budget planning.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of maintenance and repair records to ensue compliance with applicable regulations and codes.
  • Supervise various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, promotions, performance evaluations, scheduling, and training.
  • Prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, trends and appropriate recommendations. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


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.


Six to eight years of experience required either in a specific field or in general building maintenance and repair; supervisory skills and experience required.


Valid N.C. driver’s license and a driving history acceptable under the guidelines of the Safe Driving Policy required; license or certification in a related trade will be required if assignment is to a specific discipline where license is available, such as electrical or plumbing.


Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, with employees, management, and customers. Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in routine and emergency situations. Must respect the privacy of patients and maintain the confidentiality of any patient information related to their treatment. Ability to complete daily records, logs, time sheets, and required reports.


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 antis and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb ladders and is routinely required to climb 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 up to 50 pounds.


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 or 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 is moderate.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to a high school degree with shop work courses or equivalent.


Work requires 1 year of experience in the preparation and painting of OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE interior and exterior walls to acquire a working knowledge of techniques, practices and methods of the painting trade.

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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