Performs skilled journeyman duties in general building lock and door hardware systems. Maintains security and Key System for all facilities of the College of Charleston. Maintains lock and key security, including implementation of system changes, making, controlling and issuing keys and repairing &/or replacing locks and door hardware as required. Evaluates and recommends improvements on the College locking system.
A high school diploma and four (4) years of experience in the locksmith trade is required. ALOA (Assoc. Locksmiths of America) trade certification is preferred. A valid SC driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment, as the employee will be required to drive state vehicles to transport equipment and/or personnel. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.
Must have skill to anticipate, locate and correct general and emergency problems as related to building lock and door hardware systems. A working knowledge of high security keying systems such as Medeco Biaxial and Schlage Everest Primus is preferred. Must have basic computer skills with ability to learn e-mail and maintenance work order systems. Must have the ability to comprehend blueprints and door hardware specifications. Must have knowledge of and ability to use key cutting equipment and other tools, equipment, materials and supplies related to the locksmith trade.
Position requires basic computer skills and working knowledge and experience in using e-mail. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is preferred. Experience in utilizing on-line work order systems is a plus. Skill with electronic devices such as iPhone and iPad is preferred. Must be able to follow oral & written instructions. All employees at the College are expected to perform their jobs in a safe manner in accordance with best safety practices as prescribed by their department, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration training as provided by Facilities Management at the College of Charleston.
Must be able to perform duties as described and work both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Must be able to work in close quarters, climb ladders/stairs, enter/exit hatches, & work on rooftops. Must be able to work in areas of excessive heat/cold and lift or move furniture, objects, heavy components, and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Overtime & call back work is required after normal working hours & on weekends as needed. May be required to be on campus prior to & immediately following all emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, snow/ice storms, etc.
Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.
EEO Statement: The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.
Additional Salary Information: *Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements.
Internal Number: 2021059
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