San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24502
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 6642
Department: Lock Shop


Classification: Locksmith
Salary Range: $4,903 /month - $6,265 /month
FLSA status: Nonexempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

Under general Supervision, this position is responsible for performing the full range of skilled journey-level locksmith work. Locksmith responsibility includes installation, repair, remodel and maintenance of manual and automated locks, to ensure a clean, safe and attractive learning environment. Position makes decisions based upon sound maintenance practice.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Repairs and installs locks, security devices, access control equipment, and associated parts.
-Performs various types of preventive maintenance and repairs to include: doors, door hardware, closers, strikes and latches, general cleaning, lubricating, removing/installing serviceable parts, adjustments, identifying problems and needed repairs.
-Performs key cutting, pining, lock changes.
-Performs badging, key card programming, repairs, and troubleshooting of electric locks, strikes, door contacts, readers and REX.
-Uses hand/power tools for the completion of lock, access devices, key creation, and door security related repairs.
-Inspects locks, access devices, related equipment, systems, and areas to identify problems and needed repairs.
-Unlocks and secures facility areas.
-Tests and troubleshoots parts, equipment and systems using testing tools for diagnosis.
-Records work details in log sheets and keeps time records to assists in completion of documentation.
-Provides counter service for staff and students for processing key requests.
-Operates computer for documenting and researching locks, parts, specifications and associated equipment.
-Operates radio or cellular phone for communication of urgent needs, critical information and status updates.
-Operates utility carts and pickup truck for the transport of , tools, supplies, equipment and work debris from job site.
-Disables and clearly identifies unsafe equipment, and immediately notifies appropriate Supervisor or Administrator.
-Reports problems and needed repairs to supervisor or appropriate administrator immediately to be documented and placed on schedule for repairs.
-Consults and works with other trade workers, as needed, for completion of repairs and remodels.
-Responds promptly to, and assists with urgent needs in order to prevent property loss, injury, damage, or further incident.
-Maintains clean work areas, tools, equipment and associated structures.
-Uses protective equipment, as required, for personal safety.

Education and Experience

-Progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a locksmiths apprenticeship program.
-Must possess applicable certification for locksmith work.
-Must participate in all OSHA required physicals and examinations.
-A valid California Drivers license is required at time of hire for the operation of any vehicle required for this position.
-Must be able to complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses.
-Work schedule varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience on a large college campus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the locksmith trade, including complex access and control systems.
-Thorough knowledge of all types of locks, fastening devices and related hardware.
-Working knowledge of electrical locking and security systems and devices.
-Thorough knowledge of applicable state codes pertaining to the locksmith trade including those related to fire exits, door hardware and fastening devices.
-Ability to perform journey-level locksmith work.
-Ability to use features of applicable access control systems.
-Ability to read, interpret and work from shop blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications.
-Ability to maintain computerized inventory and master locking systems records and to prepare standard reports.
-Ability to provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
-Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position, and to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
-Possession of valid California Drivers License is required at time of hire for the operation of any vehicle required for this position.
-Must be able to successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for CSU campuses and pass the course exam.
-Must be able to accommodate a work schedule that varies according to operational needs and may include evening and weekend hours.

Posting Date

March 20, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 4, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:


Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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