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Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Under the direction of the Building Trades Supervisor, perform the following duties: Perform service and repair on all ADA doors and operators. Identify and cut keys, build and install SFIC Best cores, install and repair various locking devices. Install, service and maintain all electronic locking systems including Cbord and Onity.

Service exit hardware and other devices pertaining to the locksmith trade. Perform other related work as required. Maintain a real time database where all lock, key, configuration is stored.

Service all locking devices in academic buildings and dormitories, including all interior and exterior locks, file cabinets, desks, Von Duprin exit hardware, ADA operators/buttons and card readers. The Facilities Locksmith position is responsible for all electronic locks and hardware on the Boston & Suburban campuses. Maintain records of lock shop related work requests.

The position will require working in a non-locksmith capacity when necessary, as well as, but not limited to responding to overtime and emergency call-ins as required or directed to ensure proper plant operations.

Five years of experience with commercial and institutional locking systems required. A Class “D” electrician's license is desired, but not required. High mechanical aptitude and ability to diagnose problems and make appropriate repairs. Experience with the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical electronic locking systems, including Cbord and Onity systems. Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as required. Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time; work on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended periods; routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site. Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging, lifts, etc. Must have OSHA 10 safety certification. Ability to work with a broad spectrum of individuals required. Must be able to work overtime, as needed. Valid MA Driver's License required. This position is 40 hours a week. The Locksmith position is considered Essential Personnel

A satisfactory criminal background check is required for employment in this position.

All University staff members must successfully complete a 90-day probationary period. Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.

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Additional Information:
Scheduled days TBD, but scheduled hours will be 2nd shift.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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