Locksmith II Job at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

  • Brandeis University
  • Waltham, MA

Job Description

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Locksmith II in the Facilities Administration. At Brandeis, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances. If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition assistance for employees, dependents and spouses. Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.

Under the direction of the Building Trades Supervisor, the Locksmith II role entails installing, repairing, and maintaining various types of locks and security systems and other door-related hardware, in and outside of all campus buildings that do not require a specialized technician or supervision. The Locksmith II will also respond to emergency lockout situations and implement security solutions tailored to the unique needs of the University.

Must have through knowledge of electronic key systems/programs, and installation of locks and door-related hardware. Must have thorough knowledge of industry regulations, building codes, and security standards relevant to commercial locksmith services. Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in the execution of locksmith duties. Maintain accurate records of all locksmith activities, including service requests, installations, repairs, and inventory management. Complete work order logs and documentation in a timely manner. Collaborate effectively with other staff members, as well as with contractors, department managers, and security personnel, to deliver comprehensive security solutions.

This position is a Local 615, 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position.

Job Description:

Main Functions
  • Install, repair and maintain locks and other related door hardware for all University facilities.
  • Identify keys and assist in maintenance of records for codes and combinations.
  • Cut, duplicate, and program keys, including master key systems and restricted key systems, and ensure control of distribution.
  • Maintain accurate records of key issuance and keyholder access.
  • Respond promptly to emergency lockout situations outside normal work schedule for students, faculty and staff, such as lockouts, key problems and lock malfunctions. Provide efficient and effective solutions to restore access and security.
  • Must be knowledgeable in electronic key systems to be able to upload information and run reports as needed.
  • Collaborate with contractors ensuring that work or installation of door security devices by contractors comply with University standards.
  • Work from blueprints, drawings, sketches and/or verbal instructions to plan, layout and install equipment.
  • Report any issues to the appropriate manager.
  • Collaborate with contractors and University Staff in planning, purchasing or repairing, door security hardware and equipment.
  • Perform other similar and related tasks as required.
  • Must be able to work from ladders, bucket trucks, scaffolds, and pits.
  • Provides appropriate support during events, annual electrical shutdown, opening of school and commencement.

General Functions
  • Follow proper safety procedures and observe all safety rules and regulations including OSHA
  • Reports building damage, malfunctioning equipment, needed maintenance and /or repairs in assigned work areas.
  • Read, write, understand, and carry out oral and written instructions in English. Keeps logs and writes shift reports.
  • Assess and update all work order assignments using the department's computerized work order management system. This includes keeping records, writing reports, and identifying/requesting materials, and recording time in a timely manner.
  • Participates in training to keep and acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to remain current with standard operational practices and revised standards
  • Establish and maintain a positive cooperative working relationship with supervisors, fellow workers, department heads, and other members of the campus community.
  • Must be able to work alone with minimal supervision
  • Work in an environment subject to frequent changing of priorities and time deadlines.
  • Drive a University Vehicle

*This list is representative of those duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. However, the list is not to be considered as all-inclusive.

Position Requirements:
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years under an accredited locksmith
  • Experience must include all phases of locksmithing such as keys, codes, etc.
  • A good working knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, and basic carpentry in order to address minor repairs and adjustments on their own is preferred.
  • Must be able to use hand and power tools.
  • Must have the ability to follow instructions from supervisors or senior managers.
  • Valid and current Massachusetts Driver's License Required.OSHA 10 training is preferred.

Physical/Environmental Demands
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  • Work will be performed in and outside during all New England seasons.
  • Must be physically able to climb ladders, bend, or crawl into awkward spaces.
  • Must be physically able to work from ladders, bucks' trucks, scaffolds, and pits.
  • Manually lift up to 60 pounds. Heavier material or equipment is lifted using other methods.
  • Work inside and outside all campus buildings and grounds; including on rooftops, in vaults, and outside throughout campus property
  • Work will be performed in and outside during all New England seasons.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important values at Brandeis today and always have been for they are rooted in our founding as an institution. These values serve as a reminder for self-reflection, and a continuous call to grow for us as Brandeisans. Founded as a model institution for ethnic and religious pluralism, Brandeis University welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all nationalities, religions, and orientations. Moreover, social justice is central to the mission of Brandeis, which endeavors to foster a just and inclusive campus culture that embraces the evolving diversity of our larger society. Read more online about our Mission and Diversity Statements at Brandeis Mission and Diversity Statements.

If you are interested in a role and have relevant experience but your work history does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we nevertheless encourage you to apply.

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

Job Tags

For contractors, Local area, Work alone, Shift work,

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