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The USC department of Facilities Management Services (FMS) – Lockshop is seeking an individual who's highly skilled in the lock trade, with excellent communication skills, leadership capabilities and attentive to producing quality work, to join its team as Facilities Locksmith Lead.
FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values quality, transparency, dedication, collaboration, and innovation. Learn more about FMS at: www.usc.edu/fms and http://bit.ly/WorkingAtFMS
Under the general supervision of the Locksmith Trades Supervisor, the Facilities Locksmith Lead is responsible for performing advanced shop procedures. Has responsibility for oversight and coordination of locksmith trades personnel within a shop/team; may also lead locksmiths and other trades employees from related shops/teams on an assignment/project basis, as needed. Assists supervisor on a variety of locksmith trade specialty procedures and compliance programs, including project planning and access control. Locksmith Lead will also perform the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting repair of University doors and hardware. Assists supervisor in the assignment of tasks, scheduling of work, and monitoring of assigned areas and activities. Coordinates the work of and ensures quality completion of work performed by locksmiths, employees (trades, non-trades), contractors, and provides general project management for assigned projects. Assists supervisor with training and guidance to ensure that high standards of quality, service and customer satisfaction are maintained (including but not limited to setting standards for locksmith training, and other weekly/monthly craft-related technical/safety training). May assume leadership role in the absence of supervisor as assigned and/or designated.
Provides team leadership and guidance to trades journeymen and other personnel, including contractors. Assigns and oversees work of assigned team. Sets Priorities and timelines. Provides feedback on performance, disciplinary actions, promotions, etc. Ensures timely completion within cost and quality constraints.
Trains and assists employees in a variety of skills and tasks. Identifies additional training or defines needs for new or continuing training that would benefit employees and USC.
Performs advanced/specialty procedures. Assists supervisor in project management and coordination of compliance, regulatory testing and preventive maintenance projects,
Coordinates activities of trade employees and other personnel to ensure timely and cost effective job completion.
Interprets rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ensures compliance and implementation of city and state building codes and provides for safety of employees throughout duration of projects.
Identifies and reports need for maintenance, replacement and/or repair. Purchases materials and services as needed.
Oversees quality of workmanship of outside contractors.
Assists in the preparation and maintenance of records, reports and correspondence as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The ideal candidate for the position of Facilities Locksmith Lead has the following:
High school diploma or equivalent; Associate's degree preferred. Specialized/technical training.
At least 10 years of trade-related experience. This includes completion of a four- year Locksmith apprenticeship program OR four years of experience as an Locksmith trade trainee AND a minimum of 5 years journey-level Locksmith experience performing locksmith components installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, quality control and repairs.
Experience with the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs of Locksmith door hardware and key systems, including automatic operators, access control, restricted key systems such as Medeco, ASSA, and Schlage Primus.
Complete familiarity with university campuses and infrastructure systems preferred.
A proven track record of consistently exceeding job performance expectations.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to resolve job related problems. Thorough comprehension of job components for all projects, including other trades. Thorough understanding of costs, materials and estimating procedures. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and lead skills. Ability to work effectively with vendors, customers and other trade employees. Knowledge of computer billing systems. Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of trade related methods, materials, tools and equipment. Thorough knowledge of Locksmith trade, city and state building codes, OSHA rules and regulations, standard safety practices and equipment and other requirements for workplace safety.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
High school or equivalent and completion of four year apprenticeship program Specialized/technical training
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Extensive experience in designated trade (mechanical, electrical, or plumbing). Four years experience as a trade-related trainee may substitute for completion of a four year apprenticeship program. Additional five years minimum journeyman experience in specialty trade area. Demonstrated project management skills and ability to resolve job related problems. Thorough comprehension of job components for all projects, including other trades. Thorough understanding of costs, materials and estimating procedures. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and lead skills. Ability to work effectively with vendors, customers and other trade employees. Knowledge of computer billing systems. Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures. Extensive knowledge of trade related methods, materials, tools and equipment. Thorough knowledge of specialty trade, city and state building codes, OSHA rules and regulations, standard safety practices and equipment and other requirements for workplace safety.
When the University of Southern California opened its doors to 53 students in 1880, Los Angeles still lacked paved streets and electric lights. Today, the University of Southern California is one of the world?s leading private research universities and operates an integrated academic medical center that serves more than a million patients each year. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global ...center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.