Locksmith (Coral Gables campus)

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-22
Req: R100029646
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CORE JOB SUMMARY                                                                                                      

The Locksmith oversees the safety and security of buildings and residents through a detailed locking program. Further, the Locksmith ensures the physical assets of the facilities are protected and maintained in good working condition.

CORE JOB FUNCTIONS                                                                                                          

  • Installs, repairs, builds, and provides services to mechanical or electrical locking devices.
  • Disassembles locks and replaces tumblers, springs, and other parts.
  • Cuts new or duplicate keys and opens locked doors without keys.
  • Maintains a key control system, making changes when appropriate.
  • Reports, verifies, and modifies electronic access properties and rights using computerized access control systems.
  • Preserves the computerized database and identification system up-to-date, and secures facility locking systems.
  • Performs carpentry work in connection with lock work.
  • Performs inspection of door hardware devices to ensure proper assembly and operation.
  • Ensures performance of preventive maintenance program functions.
  • Makes estimates and completes work within the costs estimated.
  • Keeps records of work performed throughout the facilities.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                         


High School diploma or equivalent

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field


Minimum 3 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
  • Commitment to the University’s core values.
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Valid State of Florida driver’s license.

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Posted: 2/7/2019
Application Due: 6/15/2019
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