Locksmith II

Apply now Job no: 508631
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades
Department:63510200 - FS-OPER EG B-MNT-KEY

Classification Title:

Locksmith ll

Job Description:

Performs skilled locksmith work by installing, maintaining and repairing different types of building locks including cylindrical, unit, mortise and rim, and reload cylinders; cutting new or replacement keys for authorized personnel as requested on Key Request forms; repairing locks on desks, file cabinets, display cases, and similar containers; picking locks for which keys have been lost; repairing or replacing door closure panic hardware or ADA openers; and making emergency repairs of locks as required under emergency conditions.

Install, adjust, maintain, and repair exit door hardware, hinges, door closers, door hold opens, coordinators, and mechanical, electrical, and electronic access controls; keep buildings accessible by making necessary adjustments, repairs, or replacement of failed components. 

Assists in maintaining Master Key Systems for University security by keeping accurate records of hardware changes and new lock installations in each building, and repairing, maintaining, and reloading cylinders for locks in the master key system.

Provides assistance during renovation of existing or construction of new facilities by determining the requirements for locking devices and systems from blueprints, schematics, or sketches, making recommendations for such systems based upon knowledge of available products, and installing or monitoring the installation of locking devices or systems on renovated or newly constructed facilities.

Communicate and consult with faculty, staff and students to explain methods and procedures related to keying databases and locksmith operations. Consult with independent contractors, administrators, project managers, and engineers on new construction and projects. Estimate lock and architectural hardware costs for new or remodeling construction.

A criminal background and post-offer health assessment will be conducted.

Drives a state vehicle that requires a valid driver license.

Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Emergency work as needed; On-Call/Stand-By as required. 

Advertised Salary:

Expected starting salary is $16.00 - $17.50 hourly based on experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Completion of an approved locksmith apprenticeship program; or a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of relevant experience.  Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with different types of building locks including cylindrical, unit, mortise and rim, and reload cylinders

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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