Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Occupational Summary
Perform specialized mechanical duties in the repair, inspection, and routine maintenance of heavy and light automotive equipment.

Work Performed

  • Perform specialized mechanical duties in the repair, inspection and maintenance of diesel and gasoline powered buses, trucks, cars, and other power-driven equipment.
  • Machine parts for automotive equipment and machinery according to specifications.
  • Prepare necessary records pertaining to work performed.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of equipment, supplies and materials. Follow a predetermined preventative maintenance program on buses, sanitation equipment, trucks, cars, and other power-driven equipment. Follow all OSHA, CDL and FMCSR regulations.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to lower-level personnel.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Work requires an educational background normally acquired through a high school education with course work in skilled crafts or trades.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain air conditioning certification.
  • Strong background in pneumatics, electrical schematics, use of multimeter, and knowledge of "S" cam and wedge type brake systems.
  • Must be able to read and interpret hydraulic schematics.


  • Work requires two years of specialized educational training through a community college or trade school and 4 years of hands-on experience working within the industry on diesel engines (Cummins experience preferred) automatic transmissions (Allison transmission preferred) Hybrid electrical and propulsion systems, and familiarity with Electric Vehicles and charging stations. Must be able to read and interpret hydraulic schematics.
  • Computer literate and able to look up/research part numbers in different systems.

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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