Classification & Regular Hours
Hours per Week: 40
Hourly Rate: $33.70
Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.
Facilities Management fosters safe, inclusive and vibrant environments that inspire community engagement, life-bettering research and the pursuit of academic excellence. Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western’s campus community. FM departments include the AVP’s office, Facilities Development & Engineering, Power Plant, Business Operations, Sustainability, Building Services, Facilities Operations and Parking & Visitor Services. Our integrated team provides exceptional service in creating and maintaining Western’s facilities and in serving the community.
The Locksmith will perform skilled locksmith work associated with key and lock systems, electronic and non-electronic hardware systems and other related systems.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
- Locksmith Program Certificate/Diploma
- Certified and Registered Locksmith (259L) as recognized by the Skilled Trades Ontario (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent) preferred
- Maintenance of a valid Ontario Driver’s License
- Maintenance of a current First Aid Certificate including CPR
- At least 3 years of construction and/or maintenance experience working as a Locksmith in a large commercial, industrial or institutional setting.
- Product-specific training provided by certified installers of keying and hardware (e.g. Allegion Products (electrical and mechanical), ASSA Products (electrical and mechanical) and Medeco Master Keying Systems)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Comprehensive knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the locksmith trade
- In-depth understanding of tools, equipment, principles, materials, and terminology associated with the locksmith trade
- Basic understanding of other positions within Facilities Management with which you interact
- Comprehensive knowledge in the current versions of all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards
- Ability to investigate, identify, analyze and document information in written or electronic form and resolve problems
- Ability to meet physical demands of the role including to lift and transport materials, bend, excavate, climb and reach repetitively
- Solid interpersonal skills to work well in a team environment as well as autonomously with minimal supervision
- Ability to work in confined spaces or in areas containing designated substances found within OH&S Act as required, with ability to perform tasks effectively in emergency situations
- Ability to interpret and work from electronic/written operation instruction sheets as well as mechanical electrical and geographical drawings/maps and produce quick-sketch working diagrams
- Comprehensive electronic, oral and written communication skills including ability to listen fully and respond courteously to instructions, questions and comments
- Dependable and co-operative disposition, with ability to establish a rapport with customer, leaders and peers
- Ability to interact with others in positive ways which develop mutual understanding, respect and productive relationships
- Organizational skills to order work materials, tools, and support staff in the shop and on the job site
Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university's policy to give first consideration to qualified CUPE 2361 applicants.
Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current police information record check(s) from a police service prior to commencing employment.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources.
Interested applicants are asked to apply online referencing job #33718 by midnight on February 21st 2024.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.