The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Lock Shop Manager. This position is to maintain a comprehensive key and lock program that ensures a safe and secure learning environment throughout West Virginia University facilities, including academic, administration and research facilities. To provide guidance, instruction and specifications in lock selection, application installation, maintenance, and record keeping. To work closely with user groups and security personnel to ensure that locking devises are applicable to user needs while maintaining proper levels of security and code applications.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Responsible to the leadership role in the craft and skill of locksmithing. Functions and coordinates, and lead peers. Recognizes, interprets, and maintains all levels of keying systems so that top level security is always maintained, making a more efficient and convenient working system (i.e., examples are great, great, grand master systems whether in standard pinning or electronic).
Functions as a team leader, providing guidance to journeymen, trades workers, and any other support personnel as required. Delegates work assignments to those individuals assigned to the team to ensure work is completed in a timely fashion ensuring proper quality and quantity. Inspects completed work assignments of journeymen craft worker, trade workers, and helpers to ensure quality control. Ensures the proper safety procedures are used while performing job assignments. Supervises multi-craft projects related to overall work assignments.
Advises and consults with outside key and security vendors, architects, and contractors regarding specifications of types of locks and hardware needed for specific applications.
Serves as a consultant and works with University project managers for keying, hardware, safe and electronic hardware. Determines and recommends to the supervisor the needs of the project regarding crew size, types of crafts, material availability, equipment, document processing, safety checks, and material flow to maintain schedule.
Attends project meetings, often representing Physical Plant and Facilities regarding locksmith applications, security, and computer data bases. Individuals attending these meetings may include, but are not limited to, University administrators, Physical Plant administration, deans, directors, engineers, building supervisors, faculty, vendors, contractors, and architects.
Receives work orders, interfacing with Work Control, all levels of supervisors and managers, requesting involved parties to finalize project needs and scope.
Receives and writes work orders interfacing with Work Control, Supervisor, Physical Plant Management, and requesting parties to formalize project needs and scope. Prioritizes and delegates work assignments to trade workers in locksmith shop. Provides continual inspection of assigned area to ensure maintenance is completed on schedule. Supervisors multi-craft projects relating to overall work assignments. Coordinates and communicates work schedules, assignments, and goals to employees and customer, creating efficiency and a timely completion of assigned tasks.
Responsible for reading and reviewing prints on new and existing building projects for repair or construction associated with specific job duties and expertise. Incumbent will also develop as-built sketches of completed projects. Interpret blueprints and specifications as required.
Operates computers utilizing various software programs such as Physical Plant maintenance management involving work orders and materials accountability, building support systems, outside vendor systems hardware vendors), and other systems as necessary. Utilizes computer software to cut, list and track associated locking mechanisms. Works with three data bases; two for electronic locks and one for keys and is responsible for advising appropriate changes as needed.
Operates all equipment associated with performing job: key machine, grinders, drills, and equipment trucks.
Rekeys locks and repairs, replaces, or modifies all door hardware such as locks, hinges, closures, closer stops,
and coordinators. Repairs or adjusts door swing as needed.
Makes keys, either original or duplicate, by duplication, impression, or coding. Changes, repairs, and inspects safe locks and combinations.
Opens safes when combinations are unknown, changes combinations and repairs as necessary.
Open file cabinets and security files, repairs or installs new lock on cabinets; fabricates or repairs parts, levers,
and springs for locks that are no longer available.
Performs building maintenance for all door security hardware.
Provides complete written records of keying systems for all buildings maintained by WVU Physical Plant.
Provides counsel and advise to other off-sight WVU institutions regarding locksmithing, hardware, and security needs.
Works with building supervisors and key control supervisors in design, implementation, and day-to-day operation of key and lock systems.
Responds to emergency situations by repairing or replacing damaged door locks, safe locks, file cabinets, and key identification. Document key codes.
Respond to emergency during off hours.
May be required to perform general maintenance duties either in relation to normal Trade Specialist responsibilities or assisting other trades such as, but not limited to, low level electrical connections, lighting, sheet metal fabrication, painting, carpentry, plumbing, millwright work, etc.
May be required to move, load, and carry all materials and equipment necessary to complete all phases of assigned maintenance and construction projects. May be required to assist in the effort of moving any existing conditions which interfere with the flow of the project. When project is completed, work site must be left in a clean and orderly fashion.
Work Hours: Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:00pm
Pay Grade: 16; WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Associate degree or equivalent work experience as a manage/supervisor.
Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Computer, mechanical, electronics, electrical, and carpentry.
Working knowledge of master keying and all types of locking and door hardware.
Knowledge of lock systems, lock hardware, and key types.
Knowledge of specifications and codes for safety, fire, and disability issues.
Ability to evaluate and assess key systems appropriate for a specific need.
Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer for the purpose of data input.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Ability to organize workflow to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner.
Ability to identify key blanks and hardware.
Knowledge in keying and pinning systems.
Knowledge of operations of locksmith tools.
All levels of door hardware repair.
Valid driver's license.
Deals with noise level of key machines as needed.
Working in sub-zero, snow, rain as needed.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jul 8, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 232383
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.