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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 10, 2019
Type Term - Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $70,345.60 - Annual
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 11381
Apply By : 11/15/2019
Position Title : Locksmith
Department : Facilities and Asset Management
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Manager, Facilities Operations
Position Summary :

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.

Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.

Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Locksmith.
Reporting directly to the Manager, Facilities Operations under the direction of the leadhand, the incumbent performs a variety of tasks related to the installation and maintenance of door and window hardware, related keying and electronic access systems

Accountabilities :
    • Respects and responds to direction given by leadhand(s)
    • Contributes and participates in the effective use of the Quality Control System
    • Sets up lock tumbler mechanism to accommodate new and existing keys
    • Installs doors plus all associated hardware, including locks, panic sets, closures and electronic access systems
    • Repairs and maintains all existing locks, closures and panic sets including installation of electronic access systems and associated hardware
    • Maintains and controls the University’s key data base and electronic access systems
    • Keeps accurate records of new and existing changes to keying and electronic access systems
    • Works with suppliers to expand the key and electronic access systems to accommodate new buildings and renovations to existing buildings
    • Cuts keys for all lock systems on campus
    • Prepares estimates for work orders
    • Requests, orders or picks up required material from suppliers in order to complete the job
    • Requests and keeps an adequate stock of supplies for emergency repairs
    • Performs other related duties
    • Coordinates and works with outside service providers
    • Assists with the design and coordination of new construction/renovations
    • In emergencies, performs minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and the work does not exceed own limitations
    • Understands and complies with all Departmental Policies and Procedures
Qualifications :
    • Demonstrated experience as a locksmith plus a certificate from a recognized establishment as having completed training as a locksmith
    • Currently working in the trade
    • Understanding and ability to set up and maintain a current system to record all plant keying and electronic access systems
    • Understanding of and ability to work with low voltage control circuits
    • Computer literacy, e.g. use of control systems, University computer system, e:mail etc.
    • Must possess a valid Class – G Ontario Driver’s licence
    • Team work – ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision. Shares information with team members.  Is collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
    • Customer focused – responds promptly to customer needs. Uses customer information to improve service.  Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers.
    • Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances. Makes suggestions for improvement.  Is proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
    • Respects diversity – treats others with respect. Is understanding of others.   Avoids unnecessary conflict.
    • Managing self – exhibits a strong sense of own capabilities. Demonstrates honesty, integrity and ethical conduct.  Accepts ownership and accountability for own actions.  Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with leadhand, co-workers and customers.
Working Conditions :
    • Physical effort: Minimal. Reaching, bending, stretching, climbing, lifting
    • Physical environment: Varying temperatures, noise, dirt and dust, chemicals and solvents
    • Sensory attention: Recording keeping, computer software inputting, key cutting, setting locks
    • Mental stress: Moderate.
Salary : $70,345.60
Please Note :

Please submit a cover letter and resume

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or hr@wlu.ca.


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