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DATE:   2/21/2014
JOB TITLE:   Locksmith
FLSA STATUS:   Non-Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   Facility Services
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Supervisor of Skilled Trades
DEPARTMENT:   Facility Services
SECTOR:   Business Affairs


Under general supervision, the locksmith performs duties involved in the maintenance, repair, and alteration of architectural hardware for campus buildings and structures.

    Cut and issue keys to authorized personnel on campus;
      Maintain hinges, closers and all related door hardware;
        Repair locks, keys and opens doors as required under emergency   conditions;
          Maintain inventory for lock systems and prepare requisitions for new purchases as directed by supervisor.  Basic knowledge of computer software used for access control.
            Transport materials, supplies and equipment to job sites;
              Considered essential personnel which means that this position may be needed at times when the University is closed or in emergency situations as determined by the supervisor;
                Re-key locks and make keys.  Solid understanding of Sargent and Best key system;
                  Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: proprietary information, student and employee personal information, vendor information, pricing and cost information, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
                    Basic knowledge of other building trades sufficient to perform minor repairs in carpentry, plumbing and electrical.
                      Perform other duties as assigned.

                        GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

                        50% Execute work orders within trade as directed by supervisor.

                        20% Perform summer repair duties within trade as directed by supervisor.

                        10% Emergency repair within trade such as repairing locks and opening doors.

                        10% Project work in trade such as installing locks in new construction as directed 

                         5% Perform work order duties outside trade such as maintenance of buildings.

                         5% Estimate parts and material for normal and project work as directed.


                        Journey level skill in maintenance and repair procedures including preventive maintenance, breakdown repair and trouble shooting, construction, installation and fabrication techniques which are typical in trade.

                        Good mechanical judgment and a working knowledge of general construction principles.

                        Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools related to job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

                        Ability to read and interpret blueprints and systems diagrams.

                        Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

                        Ability to work overtime to respond to any emergencies that may arise.

                        Ability to work second shift as well as weekends when necessary.

                        Ability to perform all above essential job functions for a minimum of an eight-hour shift, with one-half hour unpaid meal break, without significant risk of serious injury. 

                        Ability to drive a university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis. 

                        ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:

                        The functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some amount of time stooping. Kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks involving working in the skilled trade involve extensive wrist and hand movement. The locksmith must be able to work from ladders, scaffolds, and staging; and be able to work in crawl spaces.   All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions listed above.

                        QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

                        High school diploma preferred, otherwise any combination of education equivalent to graduation from high school or other combination of education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. 

                        A minimum of four (4) years of experience performing similar tasks is required.

                        A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. 

                        Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

                        The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

                        Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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