Job Summary: Under minimal direction, performs a variety of skilled tasks proficiently in the maintenance and repair of University security systems as well as occasional work relating to the carpentry trade. Performs work independently with considerable latitude for determining proper materials and work methods, is subject to inspection upon completion. May instruct and supervise semi-skilled and unskilled workers.
Working Conditions: Must be a member of Local 681, or join after 30 days. Physical ability to lift and maneuver heavy weights, climb and descend ladders, and work in hot, cold, cramped and confined quarters. Ability to work safely and at heights on ladders, lifts and scaffolding. Dexterity necessary for the use of tools and manipulation of materials. Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
Maintains, repairs, rebuilds and installs locks, doorknobs, door closers, panic hardware, related mechanical equipment and door hardware. Repairs steel doors, hinges, desk and file cabinet locks, and office furniture locks.
Program and maintain electronic access control systems.
Updates and maintains records for security systems including key and combination codes (both written and computerized).
Performs master system coding, cylinder combination setups, and multi-combination setups.
Opens, repairs, and rebuilds safe and vault locks and cuts keys.
Performs carpentry tasks necessary in the repair of security devices and door hardware.
Other duties as assigned;
Must be available and capable of responding to irregularities during evenings and weekends ensuring 24 hour, 7 day per week coverage.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of educational training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
Experience in maintenance and repair of security systems at the journeyman level.
Experience with electronic security systems and data communication.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Ability to accurately maintain records and create reports.
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement;
Helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented. Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment;
Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose;
Must possess IT networking stills including Johnson Controls and Siemens system architecture and troubleshooting knowledge;
Balances listening and talking, speaks and writes clearly and accurately, keeps others informed;
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities;
Works effectively in an environment in which the parameters may change daily; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.
Knowledge of the tools, instruments, methods and standard trade/safety practices;
Successfully uses multiple software program independently. Software may include Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook, webmail and PeopleSoft;
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS.
Must join Local 681 after one month of employment.
Comprehensive knowledge of methods, procedures and tools used for maintenance, repair and coding of security systems.
Comprehensive knowledge of maintenance and repair of security systems at the journeyman level.
Comprehensive experience with electronic security systems and data communication.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team;
Plans ahead, manages time well and arrives on time;
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs;
Exceptional customer relationship skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment;
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving, reading and interpreting technical drawings;
Achieves a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes, honoring University and Department policies and all regulatory requirements.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35580
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.