Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer MA and PhD degrees and the College confers BA degrees in 30 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, a commitment to connecting the campus with the community and a focus on experiential learning. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as the Wall Street Semester, Semester at the United Nations, Semester on Contemporary Art and Semester on Communications and Media in New York City and several international semester programs. The University also houses the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.
The University seeks a journey-level locksmith who is a well-organized, self-motivated, effective communicator and team player with experience working with electronic access systems, interchangeable core systems and organizing and tracking a master key system. The University Locksmith will work as a part of the Facilities team and interacts directly with all areas of the campus, especially Public Safety, Technology and Residence Life.
Maintains the integrity of all campus doors, locks and associated hardware, including but not limited to, door knobs, deadbolts, crash bars, door closers, electronic and ADA door openers, for all University owned buildings and residence halls by performing preventative maintenance, routine maintenance and respond to service requests. Perform other general maintenance duties as assigned.
Operates, updates and maintains the proximity card reader access system on campus, including electronic locks, strikes, door contacts, and door readers. In coordination with the Director of Public Safety and AVP of Facilities, assign and manage all access permissions for the campus community as well as door schedules. Input data into access system and work order system on a daily basis. Familiarity with data management and spreadsheet programs such as Excel is preferred.
Perform key cuttings, core pinning and lock changes.
Maintain accurate records of all core codes and key distribution in a way that is accessible to others if needed. Work closely with Student Life and department heads on the distribution and tracking of all keys, including all student residence hall keys.
Be able to communicate through computer email, telephone voice mail systems, two-way radio systems and cell phone; able to use basic functions of a computer, including competency with Microsoft Office, for tracking work orders, managing scheduled meetings and work, managing email, documenting and researching locks, parts, specifications and status updates.
The ability to understand plans, design specifications, and manufacturer's instructions and recommendations to ascertain the configuration of equipment and components, ensure their proper installation, and remedy issues is required.
Competency using tools and operating equipment of the trade.
Able to drive an automobile, van, light truck or golf cart.
Experience with BEST lock systems preferred, including Keystone 600.
Prior experience with networked proximity card reader access systems.
Able to maintain a clean and organized working environment that is set up for other facilities personnel to be able to find pre-set cores or make keys outside regular business hours in case of an emergency.
Provide instruction and direction to other members of the Facilities team and Public Safety team involved with changing cores, making keys and managing security, to insure the ability of the departments to respond to all needs and all times. Provide support and engages in cross training with other skilled craft workers. Support other maintenance areas, as assigned, by performing unskilled or semi-skilled duties.
This is a designated emergency personnel position and might be called to respond to campus emergencies, both natural and man-made.
Normal mobility to move around construction sites. Able to bend, stoop, twist, climb up and down ladders. Able to lift and carry 50 pounds, including up and down stairs.
Strong English written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. Willingness and ability to periodically work overtime hours during evenings, nights or on the weekends and respond to emergency calls after hours/weekends.
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree, or vocational or technical school degree for locksmithing required; Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant experience may be substituted for education. 3-5 years of experience required; 5-8 years preferred.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and the contact information of 3 references to HR0317-5@Drew.edu. Posting will remain open until filled.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.
Drew University's highest priority is excellence in liberal education in a changing world environment. This priority guides the planning, implementing, and evaluating of the programs and activities of the University as well as the stewardship of its varied resources.
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