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Req ID:  6238
Date:  Nov 10, 2019

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

Occupational Summary

Manage overall engineering, maintenance and facility services for Duke University Hospital inpatient facilities and related complex building systems. Provide professional engineering support for both inpatient and outpatient facilities.

Work Performed

  • Manage and coordinate the overall maintenance and engineering support for Duke Hospital inpatient facilities and systems; establish and maintain a routine and preventive maintenance program for the facilities and supporting systems.
  • Coordinate planning for maintenance and restoration projects; monitor the execution, completion and inspection of projects.
  • Consult and collaborate with other departments, administration, contractor support, and vendors in determining building needs for both short and long term planning; provide professional engineering support to Duke Hospital and Duke Clinic and associated facilities for construction, maintenance and repair needs.
  • Review plans, specifications and equipment; inspect facilities and make recommendations in compliance with TJC, NFPA, OSHA, and other state and federal codes and regulations applicable to inpatient service facilities.
  • Continually seek ways to improve service and reduce costs including reduction in energy utilization.
  • Carry out management/supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable procedures. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; performance management; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Make recommendations regarding annual operating and capital budgets to direct report.
  • Make recommendations regarding the purchase of equipment, supplies, and maintenance contracts.
  • Continuously improve technical and service quality by identifying customer needs and utilizing available resources to meet or exceed those needs.
  • Identify and develop employee strengths and weaknesses. Prepare development plans for employees.
  • Review and assist in developing departmental policies and procedures ensuring consistency with Duke policies, state, local and federal codes and standards.
  • Conduct periodic rounds in assigned areas in order to provide a secure and safe work environment for all faculty, staff, visitors, and patients.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.



Minimum Qualifications




BS degree in Engineering or Management or equivalent degree applicable to facility management.




Position requires a minimum of 6 years experience in healthcare facility OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE maintenance operations of which 3 years must be in a leadership role.




  • Must have knowledge of TJC, CMS, DFS, State and Local Codes, and NFPA standards; good communication and leadership skills required.
  • Experience or familiarity with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System is required
  • Familiarity with emergency generators, medical gas, and fire alarm systems; compliance testing and inspections is required


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.


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 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.


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