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Lock System Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 516233
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 07A


About This Role:

Housing and Dining Services (HDS) seeks qualified applicants for the full-time, benefits eligible position of Locksmith Specialist. This position performs locksmithing at the journeyman level in HDS facilities that include residence halls, apartment community, dining centers, retail venues, off-campus honors house and guest housing, administrative and maintenance buildings.  A part of the Facilities Management, carpentry/lockshop team, the position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor Senior. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans and schedules repairs and installation of electronic and mechanical lock systems devices, door closures and door operators within HDS facilities.
  • Inspects, adjusts, repairs or replaces new hardware to maintain the security of students, residents, staff, guests, facilities, equipment, furnishings, materials and supplies.
  • Cuts keys, repins and rekeys a large variety of locks.
  • Manages a comprehensive re-keying program on a building rotation plan which includes Great Grand Master, Department Master, Floor Master, Maintenance Master and individual keying.
  • Maintains and repairs electronic locks. Maintain logs and detailed records. 
  • Complies with and adheres to the correct “keying” schedule so the completed lock cylinder is highly accurate and the new keys work in a smooth and problem-free manner.
  • Orders locks, cylinders, key blanks, panic bars, closers, and related parts. Maintains adequate parts inventory.
  • Operates sign making machine/system. 
  • Demonstrates the highest level of integrity, honesty and credibility. Interacts with students, staff, and guests in a manner that promotes a harmonious environment.

Housing and Dining Services is a large, self-operated auxiliary department serving more than 4,000 students that call the K-State campus home.  This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents, while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

The service nature of this position requires work on-site.  Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Requires six months of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Journey/advanced level experience in locksmithing
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Experience with electronic keying systems
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer technology

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license upon employment.
  • Stand-by is required.  HDS living facilities require locksmith availability 24/7. Week-end and after hours standby rotation are shared between two locksmith positions. Callbacks occur regularly to permit access or security of contracted living facilities or to secure other departmental facilities.

How to Apply:

Please submit the online application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$17.34 - $24.00 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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