Locksmith Job at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

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  • Southern Methodist University
  • Dallas, TX

Job Description

Hourly Range:


$23.90 per hour


About SMU


SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.


Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University's entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world - and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.


About the Position:


The role of the lock shop maintenance service worker is to install, repair and maintain locks, cylinders, keys and door closures of various types. Must be able to work on all types of locking hardware and closures.


Essential Functions:

  • Replace locks and cylinders as routine maintenance. Able to troubleshoot locks, cylinders and door closers and make appropriate repairs.
  • Replace/repair door closures and locking hardware
  • Be available to respond to emergencies outside of normal working hours. Provide functional/operational support to campus as essential personnel during times of emergency, catastrophe, inclement weather, etc.
  • Cut keys and re-key cylinders
  • Other duties as directed.
Education and Experience:


High school diploma or equivalent is required.


A minimum of three (3) years of experience is required.


Candidate with vocational training/certification in locksmith is preferred.


Must posses TX driver license and clear MVR.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Candidate must demonstrate ability to interpret master-keying code systems and must understand mechanical keying systems as large as 6 bits. Position requires manual dexterity. Candidate must be able to securely maintain sensitive records & equipment. Strong customer service skills are required. Candidate must be detail-oriented.


Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.


Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.


Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Bend, crawl, squat, climb and stand
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Kneel
  • Push/pull
  • Carry/lift over 50 lbs.

Deadline to Apply:


Open until filled.


EEO Statement:


SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu .


Benefits:


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefit s. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.


SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.


The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities , including tuition benefits .

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