Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top ten medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift Locksmith. This position will perform skilled locksmith work in the repair, installation and construction of locks and locking devices; make keys. Under general supervision, maintain and repair equipment, door hardware and utility systems, both inside and outside the Medical Center.
Job Duties & Performance Standards
Positions in this class perform a variety of journey level duties in skilled locking systems repair and installation work.
Make and issue keys required for staff in their use of offices, laboratories and other facilities throughout the Medical Center;
Maintain records of key assignments and locks for buildings on campus;
Repair malfunctioning locks; re-key locks to improve building security;
Maintain Medeco master key system;
Order key blanks, lock parts, lock sets, latches and other materials required to maintain a working inventory;
Inspect key and locking systems for buildings; change combinations of safes and vaults; perform emergency keying and opening services on locks and safes;
Estimate cost of proposed locking device installation or revisions; make recommendations for hardware types;
Straighten, repair, install and otherwise service hinges and panic bars, locking and unlocking devices (both electric and manual); door closers and openers; maintain and repair fire doors, door jams;
Install and repair digital commercial keypad lock systems
Use and maintain hand and power tools such as lock picks, drills, wood chisels, metal grinders, etc.; operate key duplicating machines, drill press, grinders, and other power and hand tools required for accomplishing work;
May perform work in other trades;
May lead helpers or apprentices as required;
Perform related duties as required;
Operate motor vehicle.
Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
Communicates appropriately and effectively to all other members of the team. Interacts professionally and respectfully with all other staff members.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Basic computer knowledge.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
Three years' full-time work experience as a locksmith helper/trainee.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's training and experience as a locksmith or locksmith's helper, knowledge of locksmith techniques and equipment, ability to repair, install and construct locks and locking devices, and ability to make keys.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.