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Building Serviceperson I - Locksmith

Building Serviceperson I - Locksmith

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
Custodial (CUPE)
5503 - Plant Operations-Building
Job Status 
Regular Full-Time
Hiring Range 

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Reporting to a Building Section Supervisor, the Serviceperson I - Locksmith is assigned to the maintenance and installation of door closing devices and locksets for University buildings and to provide trade, job instruction and work direction to lower classifications and others as required.


The Serviceperson I - Locksmith may make decisions concerning replacement of locksets and maintenance required. Communicates reports, advises and receives instruction from supervisory staff concerning costs, materials, scheduling with other tradespersons and the priority of work and breakdown maintenance. Coordinates the work of other employees assigned to assist with tasks.  The Serviceperson I - Locksmith does the work of other trades as required to the limit of their skill, training and code requirements. 


The Building Serviceperson I - Locksmith duties include, but are not limited to:


Installation, replacement and maintenance of locksets and associated manual and electronic hardware as required throughout the campus and installation of various types of door closing systems, servicing safes and setting combinations, cutting of keys for Key Control, co-ordinating work assignments, requisitioning materials and elements of design for special projects when required.


  • Must have a minimum of a grade 12 education or the equivalent
  • Certificate of training in Locksmithing from a creditable institution
  • 5 years recent experience as a Locksmith
  • Must have a sound knowledge of installation and maintenance of all types of electronic and manual locking mechanisms, door closers and devices
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must provide and maintain a clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check