The University of Southern California (USC) department of Facilities Management Services (FMS) â Operations Services / Lock Shop is seeking an agile and mechanically inclined Locksmith Journeyman with electrified hardware experience and a devotion to producing quality results to join its team.
FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Learn more about FMS at: www.usc.edu/fms
The USC FMS Lock Shop provides expertise in lock hardware and door maintenance and is also responsible for key control and distribution, installation and maintenance of access control systems, and fire and egress door inspection/maintenance. Additionally, the Lock Shop provides technical support for renovation projects involving doors, hardware and access control.
The Locksmith Journeyman performs standard locksmith procedures. Determines need to repair and/or replace equipment. Estimates materials required for specific job components. Provides training, leadership, and guidance to other employees on specific skills and tasks as required.
The ideal candidate for the position of Locksmith Journeyman has the following:
High School Diploma or equivalent and completion of four year apprenticeship program (however, four years of experience as a trade-related trainee may substitute for completion of a four year apprenticeship program)
Additional five years minimum experience as a journey-level Locksmith performing standard trade-related procedures
General knowledge of industrial/commercial locksmithing, and trade-related methods, materials, tools, and equipment
Experience operating key cutting and code cutting machines, setting-up master key systems, pinning cylinders; working with wood/meta/fiberglass doors; install/troubleshoot/repair mechanical and electrified hardware (i.e. access control), including door operators & door closers
Experience maintaining records and preparing reports
Familiar with city and state building codes, applicable fire/life safety codes, OSHA rules and regulations, standard safety practices and equipment, and other requirements for workplace safety
CA Locksmith license, Fire Door Inspection certificate, ALOA Locksmith certificate, and DHI certifications are pluses
Performs all necessary alterations, maintenance and repair work on University lock systems. Installs panic hardware, locksets and electrical releases. Works from blueprints, specifications and plans
Estimates materials required for specific job components.
Maintains clean job site throughout duration and cleans up job site following work completion. Maintains safe working conditions for self and others. Stores and maintains supplies, tools and equipment.
Operates key cutting and code cutting machines.
Prepares reports and/or maintenance records, as needed.
Provides leadership and guidance to others who perform similar work. Sets priorities and timelines and monitors the work of others.
Trains other employees on specific skills and tasks, as required. Identifies additional training or defines needs for new or continuing training which would benefit staff.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Come and join the FMS team â a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.
Provides leadership and guidance to journeymen and Zone Maintenance Technicians. Performs standard locksmith procedures. Determines need to repair and/or replace equipment. Estimates materials required for specific job components. Trains journeymen an other employees specific skills and tasks as required.
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