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Locksmith, UMKC Campus Facilities, 86807

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Facilities Management
Hiring Department

As a UMKC employee within the BTS Locksmith trade, you'll belong to an engaged, diverse community and will get to interact and engage with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds daily. UMKC offers many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and educational assistance and tuition reduction programs for employees and their spouse/dependents. You will have a assorted amount of work in the locksmith trade and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skillsets with the Campus facilities Department as you will work side by side with the skilled trades such as HVAC, electrical carpentry, and plumbing when needed. There is never a dull, typical day on campus as we have a wide variety of buildings that range from over 100 years old to just under 2 years old, and some of our most iconic buildings have great history in Kansas City, for example Scofield Hall. This job could be just the refreshing change and new opportunity you are looking for, and we encourage you to apply and start a new adventure in your career.

Job Description

Perform skilled work on a journey level involving the installation, maintenance, service and repair of a wide range of locking mechanisms, door closers and exit devices; and in the fabrication, issuance and accountability for keys for such equipment. Work is subject to spot checking and inspection for conformance to specifications and accepted standards of the trade. Functional contacts include co-workers, other service department employees, and other university staff and students.

Key Responsibilities:

*          Install, maintain, repair, reset, adjust and/or replace all types of locking mechanisms and/or door closers

*          Make keys from duplicate pattern keys on manually and automatically operated key cutting machines.  Make keys manually from codes, by observing pin settings in locking devices and by impression models.

*          May issue and receive keys.  Maintain necessary access rosters and lists, card files, receipts and other records to account for keys issued, received, and maintained in key vault. Maintain file of combinations for combination locking devices

*          As directed by proper authority, open locks for which no key is available, utilizing prescribed lock-picking procedures and lock-picking tools.  May maintain and repair coin vending devices serviced by the university.  May lock and unlock various rooms and offices as assigned.

*          May perform or assist with preparation of cost estimates, material orders, reports and maintenance of records.

Minimum Qualifications

*          High school graduate or equivalent; demonstrated skills may offset requirements and a minimum of 4-years of actual experience in the trade, including apprentice or vocational training.

*          Knowledge and skill in the maintenance and use of tools, equipment and materials of the trade.

*          Manual dexterity and physical coordination.

*          Access to keys and ability to open locks requires a person of appropriate character.

*          Valid driver's license required.


Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more. 

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.
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