CT1 Locksmith

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Classification:Crafts & Trades I
Grade:Crafts & Trades T1
Work type:Crafts and Trades
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Facilities Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

Facilities Services is seeking applicantions for a CT1 or CT2 level Locksmith within our Electric and Trades Shop. The typical work schedule will be M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The successful applicant will demonstrate at least one year in a field related to this position (construction or maintenance), and be a high school graduate or equivalent.


100Job Duties: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily • Maintain all locks, cabinet and door hardware, metal doors, door frames and automated doors throughout all buildings, including off-campus facilities. • Make keys for padlocks, doors, lockers, desks, and cabinets. • Select key blanks and cuts and fits keys to locks. • Change the combinations and resets locks for more than one key. • Unlock locks when keys are lost or broken. • Clean, change, adjust, service and reset all types of locks and locking equipment. • Complete work orders with detailed notes to show work done. • Clean and oil machines used in locksmith and machine work. • Rebuild locks. • Pick locks, when authorized by Facilities Services Director of Maintenance and/or Chief of Police. • May coordinate and/or assist others assigned to preventive maintenance, other renovation or minor construction. • Participate in plan reviews for remodel, renovations, and new construction projects. • Assist in maintaining accurate inventory of locks and keys at all campus facilities. • Install mechanical or electrical locking devices • Repair and installation of doors and frames • Repair or replace locks/deadbolts and panic devices • Maintain Key Vaults – access changes, assigning access rights, creating, and installing access • Process work orders and maintain SimpleK and Key Systems asset management software • Re-key existing locksets • Participate in departmental committees, interview processes, and training • Attend and participate in regular unit and departmental meetings • Must be willing to work with and around asbestos containing materials; must be willing and able to be trained in recognition and abatement of asbestos containing material. • Willing and able to work in confined spaces, • Set-up and perform work on scaffolding, manlifts and powered platforms. • Willing and able to work at rural campus locations. • Performs other professional related duties as assigned CT2 duties only: • May supervise other apprentice-level technicians and give job assignments as pertaining to lock shop responsibilities. • 24X7 On-Call responsibility during scheduled standby rotationEssential


• Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and practices of the locksmith trade
• Knowledge of the operating principles of various locks
• Asset management software experience
• Effective organizational skills & time management skills
• Ability to operate tools and equipment used in the locksmith trade
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally or in writing
• Ability to competently operate a personal computer
• Installation, repair and adjustment of electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic door openers.
• Installation, repair and adjustment of various other architectural hardware items.
• Install and make repairs and adjustments to electronic locking system.
• Assist with data entry.
• Changes combination of electronic door hardware
• Read blueprints.
• Process various forms.
• Follow oral and written directions
• Ability to maintain and repair university buildings and equipment in interior and exterior locations and all seasonal conditions.
• Must respect smoke free environments.
• Familiarity with NFPA 101, Life Safety codes.

Any Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position:
• Demonstrated knowledge in applicable trades (Locksmithing, carpentry, construction, electronics installation, etc.)
• Demonstrated experience working with computers, email, telephone, etc.
• Demonstrated experience in customer service.
• Demonstrated experience maintaining filing systems.
• Willing and able to travel to remote locations.
• Familiarity with electronic access hardware-both hardwired and wireless.
• Prior University experience


May possess journeyman level certification. Requires apprentice level or other equivalent certification appropriate to the specific trade.

CT1 - Apprentice level skills, minimum of 3 years industry experience or equivalent certification in Locksmithing or closely related trade or equivalent combination of experience and technical education. Experience with doors and door hardware or DHI (Door Hardware Institute) certifications preferred.

CT2 - Journeyman level skills in Locksmithing (institutional locksmithing preferred), minimum 10 years professional experience and/or ALOA certification of at least CRL (Certified Registered Locksmith) strongly preferred or equivalent combination of experience and advanced technical education. Experience with doors and door hardware or DHI(Door Hardware Institute) certifications strongly preferred.

Either position must be able to pass a Federal background check.


CT1 - Education and/or Experience: May possess journeyman level certification. Requires
apprentice level or other equivalent certification appropriate to the specific trade; with a
minimum of three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of
education and experience.

CT2 - Education and/or Experience: Journeyman level or equivalent certification in a specialized field including but not limited to carpentry, plumbing or electrical; or a minimum of ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Local 6070 Generic Union Job Description: https://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/job-classification-descri/

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees will be provided priority employment considerations for the first 5 days, when they meet the minimum qualifications for the posted position.  Current University of Alaska Local 6070 employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the posting should apply before the review date.  However, there is no requirement to be a Bargaining Member in order to apply.  

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on August 19, 2021, to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.  To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

Salary Information: CT1 /Step 1 $22.79/hr or CT2 $25.64/hr.  (See Article 9.2 in the L6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, Wage Grade Schedule - http://www.alaska.edu/labor/local-6070/ .   This is a full-time, benefited position with a UA employee benefits package. . Union represented.

Driver license info :  Within your cover letter please state whether or not you have or can obtain a valid Driver’s License upon hire.

Applicant Instructions:  Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by the Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees (L6070).

L6070- Probationary Period:

Pursuant to Article 1.5 of the Local 6070 Collective Bargaining Agreement, upon initial hire Local 6070 Bargaining Unit Members are probationary for the first six (6) months of work.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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