Duke University
 Durham, NC

Occupational Summary

Perform skilled duties in operating complex equipment in the maintenance of Duke University grounds, gardens, golf course and forests.

Work Performed

Operate street sweeper to sweep Duke University streets, roads and parking lots.

Operate tractor with front end loader to move dirt, brush, trash and other material and to transplant trees, shrubs and hedges. Operate backhoe to dig ditches and holes.

Operate farm-type tractor to maintain lawns, roads, walks, and fairways, building and maintain roads and fire breaks. Operate truck rated at greater than 10,000 pounds gross capacity to haul material in grounds, gardens, golf course and forests maintenance.

Perform routine maintenance on equipment as required; determine when equipment is in need of repair and inform appropriate authorities.

Perform 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.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires the ability to understand and follow instructions generally acquired through a partial high school education.


Work requires one year experience in grounds equipment operation.


Ability to work outdoors required.



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 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.