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Locksmith Supervisor

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

Job Details

Locksmith Supervisor

Geiger Facilities Building

Position Title:
Locksmith Supervisor

Position Type:
Full time

Geiger Facilities Building

Staff Non-exempt

Job Summary:
The Locksmith Supervisor is responsible for leading the lock shop and various independent contractors in maintenance and renovation projects. This position is considered a working supervisor, and is responsible for both hands-on functions of the locksmith trade, as well as administrative/supervisory duties. Incumbent is instrumental in ensuring compliance with the University Facility Access and Key Control Policy, and maintains accurate records for university staff.

Job Duties:

● (20%) Working supervisor with overall responsibility for successful operation of the Facilities lock shop including the training and professional development of its staff. Direct all phases of lock shop operations. Provide locksmith duties in the troubleshooting, installation, repair and maintenance of all locks, keys, hardware and related parts.

● (10%) Review and prioritize work order and project requests. Develop scope and schedule to ensure timely completion of work orders and projects in coordination with faculty, staff, students, contractors and associated trades.

● (10%) Maintain master key systems; records, security of duplicate keys, and key systems for new and renovated buildings in accordance with industry best practice and university policy. Track core keying to ensure cores codes are not reused within a four-year cycle in residence halls.

● (10%) Maintain electronic-based records of key distribution. Maintain replacement records and inventory control program.
● (10%) Utilize ‘Computerized Maintenance Monitoring System' to accurately track work orders and assign hours worked by lock shop personnel.

● (10%) Ensure the Bucknell University Facility Access and Key Control Policy is fully and effectively enforced. Incumbent must exhibit extremely high degree of discretion concerning security issues when interpreting Bucknell's Facility Access and Key Control Policy.

● (5%) Perform routine inspections, repairs, and servicing according to preventative maintenance schedule. Design and implement PM program for related equipment.

● (5%) Estimate costs of various jobs and obtain estimates from contractors as required. Oversee and coordinate work of outside contractors, ensuring performance and scope of work is followed. Supply required parts, materials and equipment as necessary.

● (5%) Ensure adequate supplies and inventory control for lock shop operations.

● (5%) Investigate calls regarding lost keys, assesses potential liabilities, and consults with immediate supervisor regarding appropriate re-keying efforts to minimize the liability.

● (5%) Respond to routine and emergency locksmith needs, after hours and/or weekends as required.

● (5%) Provide assistance with development and tracking of annual lock shop budgets.

Other Duties:
● Responsible for renovations and maintenance items including, but not limited to, installing and/or installation support for locks, panic hardware, door closures, locking devices, ADA actuators, card readers, electronic opening devices and other related lock shop operations on campus. Duties will involve operating and maintaining a variety of hand and motor driven tools and equipment. Use shop equipment, including key cutter and grinder, and stock materials and supplies.
● Review and provide recommendations on Planning, Design & Construction group project specifications. Participate in scope development, material selection and provide basic information as needed.

● Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow safety policies and procedures.
● Support and promote Facilities departmental initiatives, sustainability goals and diversity efforts.
● Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Three years' experience as a locksmith, OR three years related experience and ability to achieve recognized professional locksmith certification (i.e. ALOA CPL, ICPL, or CILM) within one year

● Knowledge of basic principles and procedures of design and implementation in master key systems, hardware specifications and reference codes used in construction specifications and plans.
● Experience as project leader, shop foreman, or lock shop supervisor.
● High school diploma or equivalent.
● Familiarity with current IBC, ADA, Fire & Panic, NFPA, and other local codes.

● Ability to interpret drawings, blueprints, plans, specifications and work orders.
● Willingness to respond to off-hour calls for emergencies requiring entrance to facilities when normal functioning of hardware fails.
● A valid driver's license and have a safe driving record over the past three years.

● Ability to operate and maintain tools of the trade including, but not limited to, key cutting machines.

Other Requirements:
● This position is classified as part of essential services. Individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by facilities supervisor; or when the individual has concerns related to their personal safety.
● Ability to work evenings and weekends as required, including overtime, and respond to calls outside normal business hours. This position requires call-backs to campus to resolve lock/security/entrance issues.
● A post offer criminal background and driving record check, drug screening will be conducted.
● Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office and other computer programs such as email and calendars and the ability to learn software programs such as work order tracking, events management, scheduling, estimating software and other programs utilized by the university.
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
● Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member; take initiative; use good judgment; and communicate effectively verbally and in written formats
● High level of trustworthiness, dependability, responsibility and problem-solving skills. Strong customer-focus and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

● At least 2 years' experience in the management of a lock shop or as a locksmith supervisor.
● Professional locksmith certification (i.e., ALOA CPL, ICPL, or CILM).
● Extensive knowledge of locking systems and key distribution in higher education or similar setting.
● Experience with installation and repair of ADA actuators, card readers and other electronic door operating systems.
● Working knowledge of associated trades.
● 10-Hour OSHA Certification.

Physical Demands:

● Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 75 pounds. Must have sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this position.
● Ability to move around work sites including climb ladders, stairs and scaffolds; enter and exit trenches, crawl spaces and confined areas; work on scaffolds, elevated walkways, roofs and elevated areas.
● Must be able to perform work in a safe manner and in accordance with OSHA standards, department and University's policies
● The person in this position works indoors and outdoors. There is daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather, and temperature changes.

Job Exempt:
Salary Range:

The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
E-VerifyBucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email Posters (sharing the link to the posters, which are also attached)

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