Locksmith II, Building and Structure Management - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Jun 19, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Full Time
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Locksmith II, Building and Structure Management - Facilities Management

Shift: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Locksmith II provides skilled locksmith services as part of the services provided to the University community by the facilities management area, ensuring a comfortable, safe and clean environment in which the University can live, learn and work.  S/he serves as Section Leader for the Lock & Key Shop, and works with tradesmen of other areas within the department to complete assigned tasks as necessary.  Reporting directly to the Building and Structures Supervisor, along with a team of other skilled worker, the Locksmith II has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs all standard locksmith work - for example, installing, replacing and repairing door locks, door closers and related hardware; cutting keys, and picking locks, using all standard tools, equipment, materials and supplies of the trade and observing all safety rules, regulations and precautions performs journey level maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices and in response to requests for service, scheduled preventive maintenance inspections, and unscheduled or special projects.
  • Serves as Section Leader and performs skilled locksmith work to ensure accurate and efficient repair and replacement of locks; responds to work order requests and supervisor's directions to repair and replace locks, door closers and related hardware; cuts keys and picks locks; and maintains computer database tracking work performed.
  • Responds to emergencies requiring locksmith services to include picking locks, cutting keys and changing locks; and performs on call duty on a rotating basis with other locksmiths 24 hours per day.
  • Surveys buildings to determine lock system requirements and sets up key systems; and provides information as requested to project teams performing renovation or construction of campus facilities.
  • Ensures the efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources. Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials and tools needed to make repairs and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs.  Keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations; provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service; and as assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods or procedures; monitors tests and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.
  • Ensures training and assistance to other workers to improve staff capability; provides on the job instruction to helpers and other workers as assigned and in the normal course of performing daily work; demonstrates use of tools and equipment, and assigns appropriate tasks to helpers and others which enable them to develop their skills in the field; and provides information to supervisors regarding the performance and skill development of helpers and others assigned.
  • Ensures completion of paperwork to ensure accountability; records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on work orders and time sheets on a daily basis; and completes and submits such forms and documents as may be required to ensure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.
  • Ensures that work complies with all applicable codes and regulations, and that serviced equipment is installed, operated and maintained in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations. Ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations; uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations; and keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training in the locksmith trade.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Valid driver's license issued from the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.

The Locksmith II is an emergency position that requires the incumbent to report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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