The Locksmith position provides duties as needed to all level of stakeholders across the University. This individual will cut duplicate or new keys using key-cutting machines, impressions or code key machines. They install locks and closers in doors and disassemble electrical and mechanical locking devices. They also maintain locking systems by repairing and replacing worn springs, tumblers and other parts.
Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.
Duties and Responsibilities
Interprets Master Keying Guide; uses appropriate discretion and special knowledge of lock systems to preserve the integrity of the university's master key system while meeting customer requests.
Installs, services, and repairs various types of locks and security devices.
Installs and repairs door hardware and hydraulic closing fixtures.
Disassembles locks; repairs and replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts.
Cuts new or duplicate keys and stamps with identification.
Issues keys and maintains records of keys issued and returned.
Maintains records of work performed.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains both mechanical locking and electronic key card systems.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
A High school diploma or GED is necessary .
Valid Tennessee driver's license is necessary .
Excellent mechanical skills
Ability to assess and communicate door needs
Able to use desktop/laptop/portable computer and smartphones
Providing excellent customer service
Able to lift 50 pounds
Able to continuously train and use new product and skills
3-5 years of experience in appropriate technical filed
Ability to engage and communicate with all levels of management and staff is necessary .
Ability to install and maintain locks, related hardware, and key systems is necessary.
Ability to use common hand tools, machine tools, and tools common to the locksmith trade is necessary.
Ability to key and rekey standard and master key systems is preferred .
Ability to generate and or expand a bitting list is preferred .
Knowledge of access control systems including diagnosis and repair of electric strikes, electronic panic hardware, electromechanical locks, and magnetic locks is preferred .
Knowledge of job related software associated with electronic hardware is preferred .
Ability to maintain and repair various automatic door operators is preferred .
Every employee must be in compliance with departmental policies and procedures.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000713
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