Edinburg, TX
Sep 09, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Posting NumberSRGV4555Working TitleLOCKSMITHNumber of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentCampus Facilities OperationsFTE1FLSANon-ExemptScope of Job

To provide journeyman level skills in the repair, resetting, installation of locking devices and the manufacturing of keys.

Description of Duties

•Maintains all locks, cabinet and door hardware, metal doors, door frames and automated doors throughout all buildings, including off-campus facilities.
•Makes keys for padlocks, doors, lockers, desks, and cabinets.
•Selects key blanks and cuts and fits keys to locks.
•Changes the combinations and resets locks for more than one key.
•Unlocks locks when keys are lost or broken.
•Cleans, changes, adjusts, services and resets all types of locks and locking equipment.
•Completes work orders to show work done.
•Cleans and oils machines used in locksmith and machine work.
•Rebuilds locks.
•Picks locks, when authorized by Director of Facilities Management and/or Chief of Police.
•May coordinate and/or assist others assigned to preventive maintenance, other renovation or minor construction.
•May supervise other apprentice level technicians and give job assignments as pertaining to lock shop responsibilities.
•Operates sign making machine for door numbering and designations
•Participates in plan reviews for remodel, renovations, and new construction projects.
•Assists in maintaining accurate inventory of locks and keys at all campus facilities.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

Assignments are received in the form of work orders and verbal directions from supervisor. Work is performed independently or under limited general direction.

Supervision Given

May give training and guidance to other locksmith and apprentice positions.

Required Education

High school graduation or equivalent. Able to read, write, speak and understand English.

Preferred Education

Vocational school training in lock-smithing.


Preferred: Registration as a licensed locksmith.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience of skilled/journeyman level experience as locksmith.

Preferred Experience

More than the required experience.


Skill in the operation of key cutting machines and various hand tools of the locksmith trade. Carpenter and electrician hand and portable power hand tools and equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Exposed to usual elements inherent to maintenance and service work. May travel within and outside the immediate area.


Some stooping and bending. May need to use a step ladder in carrying out assignments.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date09/01/2020Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration DateEEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Linkhttp://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/25261Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  15. Additional Document

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