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Locksmith Lead

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req12110

Department: Residential Facilities

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Housing & Residential Life (Housing), a self-funded auxiliary housed within Campus Life at the University of Arizona, operates 23 dorms and 1 graduate apartment complex that house over 7,800 students annually on the University of Arizona Main Campus. More than 80% of on-campus residents are first-year students. Our dorms range in style from historic to modern and range in size from 60 to 1000 residents. While the University does not require students to live on campus, more than 70% of all incoming first-year students choose to live in UA housing to help their transition to university life.

Housing & Residential Life plays a critical role in achieving institutional and divisional goals. We are proud of the supportive environment we provide our students, our vibrant academic partnerships and our high-quality facilities.
Our Mission: Helping Students Build a Foundation for Success
Our Core Values:
* Excellence -Excellence is performing at an extraordinary level and exceeding expectations
* Respect - Respect is treating others courteously and professionally in all situations; valuing and honoring diversity in others; being honest, direct, and courteous in all communications and loyal to all, including those not present
* Integrity - Integrity is doing the right thing, being honest with oneself and others, being authentic, and being transparent in intent
* Caring - Caring is being welcoming, kind, compassionate, and willing to help others; showing concern for a person's needs; listening more and talking less

The Locksmith, Lead, reporting to the Access Control Manager, is a key position in a team responsible for the physical security systems in University dorms, apartments and related building systems. This position leads and participates in repairs, installations and servicing of locks and related hardware to include electronic access control systems for Housing & Residential Life buildings. The person also provides back-up to supervisor and may coordinate assigned projects. The Locksmith, Lead is directly responsible for daily supervision of student employees assigned to Lock Shop. Position requires driving University vehicles and/or golf carts.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities


* Directly responsible for all daily operations of the Lock Shop which includes assigning work-projects to several student employees

* Maintains student employee hiring, schedules, and attendance, to ensure that workforce requirements for Lock Shop are met

* Installs, adjusts, and services locks and related equipment to include electric strikes, proximity hardware, data base management, servicing and refurbishing of historic builders hardware

* Assists in the development, planning and management of a master key system to include electronic access systems

* Provides technical support, training, and expertise to students end full-time employees as needed

* Cuts new or duplicate keys from existing keys, patterns or codes and opens locks for which there are no key or existing combinations

* Repairs and services "panic hardware" on doors

* Prepares labor and material estimates

* Rebuilds safes and/or changes combinations on safes and other major locking devices

* Assists supervisor in prioritizing requests for service

* Participates in Housing Emergency On-Call program

* Inspects completed work assignments done by student employees to ensure compliance with state, local and federal laws

* Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Housing and University goals and objectives

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience required.
  • Completion of a high school education or an equivalent combination of apprenticeship program, technical training and/or experience.
  • Must have a Valid Driver's License and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic experience with the fire, life safety and ADA codes applicable to locks, door hardware, and means of egress
  • Experience with electronic access control systems and electrified hardware
  • Experience and training with a wide variety of lock and key systems including high security, standard cylinders and interchangeable/removable cores
  • Experience with inventory control and procurement; ordering material from various vendors in an organized way to make sure the material is on hand as needed with a minimum of storage and handling problems

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $22.95 - $24.26

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Skilled Crafts & Trades

Job Function

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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