About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Locksmith is responsible for the repair, alteration, installation and keying of locks on buildings, equipment, lockers and vehicles, resolving immediate operational and/or safety concerns, and maintaining a master key system for the college for the purpose of helping to maintain a safe and secure campus. This position reports to the Manager of Building Trades.
Cuts new or duplicate keys (e.g. building and vehicle keys, file cabinets, desks, cabinets, intrusion alarms, lost or stolen locks/keys, etc.
Fabricates unique locks and locking devices for the purpose of meeting specialty needs and/or replacing unavailable parts.
Informs personnel regarding procedures and status of work orders.
Install manual locking systems; Must be familiar with electronic locking systems and be ready to assist carpenters with installation of electronic systems if needed.
Monitors vehicle, tools and equipment for the purpose of ensuring safe operating conditions; report issues to be addressed.
Maintains knowledge of industry trends in the field, and ensures skills and abilities to perform job duties are current.
Re-keys locks and changes combinations.
Repairs a variety of items, systems and/or components (e.g. locks, worn tumblers, shortens tumblers, springs, changes combinations, exist hardware, etc.
Requests equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of items required to complete the necessary installation and/or repair.
Updates status of work orders using work management software.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications Five years of demonstrated experience as a locksmith. Experience with Master Key Systems required. Registered Locksmith preferred. Must have basic computer skills to navigate required business systems (e.g. TMA Work Management, Key/Lock management systems, Workday, etc.) Must possess and maintain a valid New York Driver's License. Ability to communicate effectively in English, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Willingness to work overtime as available. Overtime is assigned according to seniority guidelines.
Required Applicant Documents
Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Resume Personal Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants To apply you will be required to complete the Vassar College Employment Application, and attach contact information for 3 professional references. You are strongly encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume providing a complete work history. (Word or PDF format required for all attachments). Position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Office at (845) 437-5820.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.