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Locksmith I

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Facilities, Skilled Craft/Trade

Under direction of the Access Manager for the Department of Facilities Services (DFS), and in collaboration with your colleagues, performs installation, repair, and maintenance of locks, locking devices, exit devices, doors, door hardware such as closers, panic hardware, and hinges, and related devices throughout campus. Collaborate with DFS and other University departments to initiate and deliver high quality projects in a timely manner.


  • In close collaboration with the Lead Locksmith, oversee and perform troubleshooting, installation, repairs, and Preventative Maintenance (PM) programs for all locks, doors, and related equipment for both electronic and mechanical lock hardware. Identify and address issues in need of attention and generate work orders accordingly.
  • Cut keys, build and install lock cores, install and service all lock hardware including mortis, cylindrical, rim cylinder exit devices, etc.
  • Install and service doors and door hardware including store front, concealed and standard vertical rod systems, hinges, closers, etc. Troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical door operators, and interface ADA compliant door operators with electronic access card reader systems.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings and engineering instructions for assembling, and installing, and servicing low voltage (under 24V) electronic security components including networked access control systems and stand alone digital electronic locks. Install and repair all types of mechanical locks and associated hardware. Change combinations of mechanical digital locks. Decipher design key systems for integration to campus master key system. Assist with the project delivery process including preparation of programs, estimates, budgets, schedules, status reports, and other relevant documentation.
  • Collaborate with vendors and contractors as required. Assist other trades, such as carpentry, with tasks as needed. Ensure effective communication and coordination among all internal and external project participants and stakeholders. Coordinate project activities with University departments such as Design and Construction, Public Safety, Information Technology, Events, and University administrators to ensure that all parties are well-informed and that work proceeds on schedule with minimal impact to University operations.
  • Accurately record and report all work performed indicating the time and materials expended. Perform regular administrative tasks such as maintaining files, processing paperwork, entering data, and monitoring systems. Research, prepare, and present information and reports as requested. Manage materials, parts, and equipment, including inventory tracking, record keeping, product research, and supply procurement. Maintain tools, equipment, and a clean work area.
  • Monitor all work, equipment, and systems for compliance with plans and specifications, applicable codes, industry standards, best practices, and Pepperdine standards. Assist department in successfully meeting long-range objectives. Analyze and recommend process and procedure improvement for efficiency. Maintain required trade-specific training and certifications and obtain further training as needed. Participate in staff improvement including training programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Competency using tools and operating equipment of the trade such as handheld power tools, planer/door planer, door jigs, routers, power sanders, handsaws, table saws, chop saws, mill working tools, chisels, punches, counter sinks, drill press, grinder, and hand tools. Broad technical knowledge of practices, principles, and techniques in the locksmith field and industry standard PM processes. Analytical and problem solving skills to successfully resolve issues. Ability to understand plans, design specifications, and manufacturers' instructions and recommendations to ascertain the configuration of equipment and components, ensure their proper installation, and remedy issues. Basic knowledge and experience with specifications, fire rating, and sizes for procuring and replacing different types of doors and frames. Strong English written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Must consistently project a professional demeanor and positive attitude, and be able to effectively and professionally communicate with University administrators and project clients. Keep uniform in a professional appearance at all times. Willingness and ability to periodically work overtime hours, respond to emergency calls after hours/weekends, and work rotating weekend shifts providing general maintenance duties for the campus. Normal mobility and ability to move around construction sites. Ability to bend, stoop, twist, traverse rugged terrain, climb up and down ladders and scaffolding. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, including up and down stairs, and occasionally lifting and carrying 75 pounds up and down stairs. Must be willing to support the mission of Pepperdine University, articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Must hold a valid California Driver's license, maintain an acceptable DMV driving record, and remain insurable by University insurance carrier at all times while employed. Must be able to bring a current DMV driving record printout on the first day of employment.Basic computer skills and competency with Microsoft Office.

Preferred: Knowledge and experience working with electronic access systems and electrified door hardware and equipment. Locksmith experience. Experience working on various styles of doors and door systems including standard store fronts, concealed vertical rods, panic hardware, ADA actuators and motors, closers and herculite doors. Experience with computerized maintenance management software, such as TMA.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Expected Pay Range: $23.00-$26.00 per hour 

The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

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