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Locksmith II
Job Category:   Services/Maintenance/Crafts
Unit:   Facilities
Position Code:   SFAC4282A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin immediately. This position is open until filled.
Salary:   $28.71 Hourly
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The Locksmith II will be responsible for installation, modification, testing and preventative maintenance associated UC Merced Campus and satellite locations, including the campus card. The Locksmith II is responsible for set up, installation, repair and maintenance of various types of locks and security devices for all buildings at the campus and satellite locations. The Locksmith II shall also disassemble locks for repairs; replace worn tumblers, springs and other parts. The incumbent will be responsible for door preparation, installation of locks, exit devices, door closers, cylinder pinning and key fabrication. Providing preventative maintenance for all existing locks, both mechanical and those with electrical components.

The Locksmith II must possess knowledge of low voltage devices for installation, connection, repair and replacement. With a working knowledge of lock shop machines and trade specific tools, the Locksmith II will ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies, and promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices. Low voltage knowledge is required for this position. This requires running conduit, wire, connections and communication wiring for supervised and unsupervised wiring. This will at times require work in confined spaces to make the appropriate wire runs, terminations and inspection. Connections made at Information Technology rooms throughout UC Merced. All work will need to be completed based on UC Merced standards and current knowledge of Building Codes associated with this trade.

Working closely with the Locksmith Supervisor, the Locksmith II will be responsible for maintaining the inventory of the low voltage specialty tools and parts required to fulfill job duties in the Locksmith department. The majority, but not limited to electrified hardware related to keyless access. Duress alarms, glass breaks, door locks and exit devices are additional devices that will be used. Basic knowledge of circuitry, and how various security parameters are established and achieved.

This position will also work closely with the Locksmith Supervisor and the UC Merced’s Physical Planning Design and Construction Department, to provide detailed advice, assisting on the placement of card readers and security devices on building modifications and new construction. Assist supervisor on writing and reviewing specifications and drawings. Monitor the project build; assist on direction to make the project successful.

Must have the ability to troubleshoot and perform emergency services, including evenings and weekends when needed. Will be required to wear UC Merced issued uniforms. The Locksmith II will always provide excellent customer service to the campus community and external customers. The incumbent will be expected to perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

The Locksmith II will also need to possess computer skills associated with the access and alarm management software. During employment if additional locksmithing skills are needed, UC Merced will provide training to carry out necessary Locksmith functions. Cross training will also be expected between the Mechanical and Low Voltage Locksmiths.

Qualifications:   • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

• 3 years experience and competence in all phases of low voltage knowledge and experience in the security trade; all phases of Locksmith work.

• Excellent interpersonal and customer skills.

• Computer and software knowledge required.

• Experience with multi level security and access systems.

• Ability to meet project deadlines.

• Absolute unquestioned integrity.

• Provide superior customer relations to all campus entities.

A successful background check, fingerprinting and a medical check-up is required of the final candidate prior to start of employment.

The employee will share the responsibility of the on call role with other Locksmiths.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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