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College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 27, 2023

Job Details


Perform a variety of installation and repair duties primarily those involved in the installing and maintaining of all locks and security devices following standard practices and procedures. Use of considerable judgment to plan and perform unusual and difficult work where only general methods are available, and the making of broad decisions involving considerable initiative and ingenuity.


•Maintenance of the card access security system Card readers; transfer and RX switches, electric hinges and electric strikes are properly working. Battery back up, printed circuit boards, card access system, low voltage wiring, magnetic contacts, combination locks, card readers
• Respond promptly to all calls of problems with the system so that student inconvenience is held to a minimum, and to maintain their confidence in the systems.
• Provide supervisors and Director with guidance/advise on projects within trade expertise.
• Work schedule to minimize disruption of campus life, coordinate with other trades and/or divisions as required for smooth work flow. Work with college contractors and vendors.
• Report back all failures within the system.
• Install, repair, and maintain all types of lock hardware
• All standard practices and procedures followed.
• Maintain and repair all door closures, exit devices, hinges, etc. within agreed upon schedule.
• Making and duplicating key and maintain a minimum working inventory:
• Keys are made and duplicated for student faculty, Administration and staff facilities with agreed upon schedules.
• Emergency keying and opening services performed within 24 hours.
• Duplicate keys accessible in inventory at all times; no shortages.
• Assist with other trades if emergency or work load requires.
• Accurate records maintained of keys and information and updated within one day of any change.
• Records accessible at all times.
• Maintain duplicate key inventory
• Wear uniform, must be neat with clean cut appearance.

Work Environment:

• Wearing of uniforms (shirts, jackets); must be neat with clean-cut appearance.
• Safety shoes required
• Safety glasses and equipment as required
• Lifting light weight material
• Good working conditions. Exposed to any number of undesirable elements but with no one continuously present to the extent of being disagreeable.
• Continuous mental and visual attention is required; usually repetitive work requiring alertness and activity. Varied positions such as standing, kneeling, sitting, walking etc. may be necessary to complete work.
• Depending on location of locks, may be exposed to temperatures ranging from -10º below (working outside) to 80º - 100º (working inside/outside)
• May require use of ladders, grinding and cutting machines, drills, key duplicating machine, drills etc. including various other hand tools on a daily basis.
• During a typical work day various objects are manipulated requiring grasping with hands, twists and turns of hands, wrists, reaching above, various lifting up/down of weighted items, climbing under/over equipment, pulling,/pushing, fitting hands and fingers into tight positions. The job at anytime may involve more than one physical operations simultaneously.

Accountability / Responsibility:

• Responsibility for equipment or process, material or product and safety of others
• Normal care is required in performing duties and to prevent injury to self or others. An accident would result in minor cuts, bruises, abrasions to others.
• Responsible for own work


• Ability to read instructions, manuals, work orders, specifications, charts and manufacturing information.
• Use of advanced trades mathematics, together with the use of complicated specifications.
• Ability to utilize the Work Order system Famis
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision working predominantly from work order instructions.
• Must be willing to be on call for after hour issues
• Contact with other College personnel and students requiring ability to verbal communicate clearly.

Education and Experience:

• High School diploma or equivalent
• Certificate of locksmith
• Basic electrical knowledge

Additional Information:

This position is classified as non-exempt level position for purposes of the federal wage and hour law.

This position is full-time and comes with benefits as described here .

The College of the Holy Cross is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

Application Instructions:

Please attach resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's commitment to inclusive excellence ( ). Please provide examples of how you have integrated diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into your past work. For more information, please visit .

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.


College of the Holy Cross

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Our home city of Worcester, Massachusetts offers cultural, professional and recreational opportunities for students of every interest — from the masterworks displayed in the Worcester Art Museum to the one-of-kind restaurants on Shrewsbury Street. And with the ski slopes of Vermont and New Hampshire, the stunning beaches of Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and the cities of Boston and Providence all within striking distance, there’s much to discover throughout this dynamic six-state region.

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