Locksmith Journeyman

at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, United States

Job Description

Serves as a coordinator for projects, directs teams as assigned by Foreman and assures the security to campus buildings and equipment for all University departments. Installs, maintains, and repairs access controls, locks, key systems, safes, and door hardware. Accomplishes this by applying journeyman skills and positive attitude in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge, the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests or customer concerns, and established leadership skills.

+ Coordinates projects and schedules work to ensure timely completion and quality standards, as needed.

+ Performs customer service duties by checking in and following up with customers and ensuring that their needs are met.

+ Leads, guides, and trains other technicians in applicable procedures and techniques.

+ Coordinates with campus police and the Fire Marshall concerning security and fire code equipment.

+ Coordinates with and advises Campus Planning and other university entities on decisions concerning keying and security of new construction and remodeling.

+ Prepares labor and materials estimates for repairs, renovation projects, and new buildings.

+ Estimates, orders, and maintains inventory for key, lock and other exit devices.

+ Maintains and oversees all records for the lock-shop including floor plans, access controls, and master key systems, to ensure accurate and current information.

+ Installs, maintains, and repairs all types of locks and locking mechanisms on-campus to conform to current federal, state, and campus safety and security regulations.

+ Maintains, repairs, and changes the combinations of safes on-campus.

+ Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems when they occur with locks and electronic key card systems to find solutions and resolve problems.

+ Cuts, duplicates, programs and issues keys or proximity cards according to requests for various campus entities in coordination with supervisor and university police.

+ Handles administrative responsibilities in the absence of the Foreman.

+ Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.

+ Interprets keying guidelines; uses appropriate discretion and special knowledge of lock systems to preserve the integrity of the University’s master key system while meeting customer requests.

+ Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned such as assisting carpenters in basic carpentry assignments.

+ Programs and maintains University access control system.

+ Installs EAC.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Minimum of 4 years directly related work experience in locksmithing.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience with electronic access control

+ CRL or ICRL Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

+ Comprehensive knowledge of keys, keyways, key manufacturers, key duplication machines, and key duplication techniques.

+ Advanced knowledge of function, grades, and the methods of installation of locking hardware.

+ Basic computer skills.

+ Records maintenance skills.

+ Customer service skills.

+ Skill in the use of various hand and power tools applicable to trade.

+ Ability to cut and issue keys, re-key, install and repair locks and hardware.

+ Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers.

+ Ability to work with minimal supervision.

+ Knowledge of key codes and master keying techniques.

+ Knowledge of safes, safe locks, and safe maintenance techniques.

+ Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic key card systems.

Core Characteristics:

+ Decision Making

+ Problem Solving

+ Team Working

+ Conflict Resolution

+ Customer Focus

+ Action Oriented

+ Integrity and Trust

+ Technical Learning

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

Please do not upload your cover letter. You will be instructed to type or paste it during your application.

Document size may not exceed 10 MB.

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

The position requires moderate physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting average-weight objects (up to 25 lbs.). Employees must adhere to safety precautions.

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

Requisition ID: 2021-4269

Street: 8800 Old Main Hill

Job Classification: Non-Exempt

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 40 hours per week

Name: Facilities

Name: Facilities Operations

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Job Posting: JC195294591

Posted On: Oct 18, 2021

Updated On: Jan 15, 2022