Locksmith at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Title: Locksmith
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56411

Facilities Maintenance


This position will be responsible for installation and repairs of campus doors, door hardware, locksets, and cylinders.

Performs the installation of locking and non-locking hardware consisting of and not limited to Electronic Hardware, Panic Devices, Mortise locks, Cylindrical Locks, Door Closers, Latch Guards, and Cam Locks. Responsible for re-keying IC Core and Standard Pin Tumbler and Wafer Locks. Master keying knowledge consisting of creating a Bitting Array and the ability to create impression Wafer Locks.

Upholds FSU life safety codes and policies stated in guidelines for the University while maintaining the physical security on campus. This pertains to all locking devices. Determines requirements for locking devices and systems by reading blueprints and understanding the fundamentals of hardware and keying schedules. Works with Project Managers providing keys and cores/cylinders for new and renovated spaces.

Utilizes computer skills to maintain and collect information for Master Key Systems and fabrication of keys by code. Issues forms for employees for the FSUCard Shop making Bar Codes for Facilities cards pertaining to Grainger purchases. Uses hand tools, and power tools and operates key fabricating code machines to cut new or duplicate keys and stamps.

Serves as a point of contact for the university key shop front office including providing card and key access to Vendors and Contractors, processing key requests on Key Shop email from Key Managers to Key Control, maintenance of inventory of key blanks (restricted and standard), and key issuance. Maintains master key files and records of keys distributed, ensuring safety and security of materials and data.

Operates mobile equipment and/or campus vehicles including trucks, golf carts, personal lifts, and forklifts. Maintains valid driver's license, is certified on other equipment, and completes required training. Maintains a professional and safe work environment, shop, tools, etc.

Demonstrates proficient use of AiM mobile devices and other necessary administrative software. Completes other relevant duties as needed.


High school diploma/equivalency and two years of experience related to the duties of this position; or a combination of post-high school education and experience equal to two years related to the duties of this position.
(Note: Technical or vocational degree in appropriate building trade area may substitute at an equivalent rate.)
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to interpret complex written specifications and conditions.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment, and materials used in area of work.
Ability to meet project deadlines.
A valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for post secondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Veterans' Preference applies to University Support Personnel System (USPS) positions only.

IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select "yes" to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Click the links for eligibility information and required documentation, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.


This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

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