Job description

Category:: Administration/Staff
Department:: Facilities
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: Feb 19, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Fiscal Year
Position ID:: 128425

About Dean College:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

Job Summary

The locksmith generally works independently of others and is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair, and service for all door hardware on campus, including but not limited to, padlocks, safe locks, closures, and locks on interior and exterior doors.

Job Duties

Essential Functions

  • Install, maintain and/or repair doors and door hardware including manual and automatic door closers and panic devices;
  • Must be able to create, maintain and implement a campus-wide master key program that serves the campus community and allows for campus growth;
  • Estimates material requirements and costs, requisitioning necessary materials for each job assignment and maintains appropriate inventory levels of all materials and parts;
  • Change combinations by repairing or inserting new tumblers and cutting and/or duplicating keys;
  • Disassemble locks to repair or replace worn tumblers, springs or other lock parts.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all keys and locks on campus;
  • Completes reports of job assignments detailing time and materials used and submits reports to management as appropriate;
  • Must implement and maintain tight security controls over all assigned areas and workmanship;
  • Must be able to use all types of common hand and electrical tools and observe safety regulations and procedures in the use of such tools;
  • Knowledge of ADA and Life Safety Codes and Regulations, particularly as they relate to means of egress requirements and the ability to make recommendations;
  • Must be able to work with computer programs in maintaining key, lock and room information.

Additional Functions

  • Must become familiar with card access systems through training;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical requirements/Demands

  • Medium work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work;
  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms.


  • High School graduate or equivalent;
  • 3-5 years of locksmith experience with general knowledge of carpentry;
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations;
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure; to perform the four operations with like or common decimal fractions; perform arithmetic operations involving all American monetary units;
  • Ability to perceive detail in blueprints and check for accuracy; examine alignment and spacing of machinery;
  • Ability to perceive identification numbers marked on material; to read and understand numbers and volumes; to transcribe numbers;
  • Ability to observe the relationship between a moving load and fixed items; to visualize and set up patterns.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your Resume/CV, Cover Letter, all unofficial transcripts; and contact information of three references. (PLEASE NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2021
Application Due: 4/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time