87197 Requisition #

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.


Anticipated Shift:

The anticipated shift is based on the operational needs and can change at any time with notice.

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5:30 pm





Founded in 1891, Stanford University is among the top academic institutions in the country, excelling in a wide range of fields from the humanities to information technology to the health sciences and medicine. The university is located near Palo Alto, 35 miles south of San Francisco, on an 8,800-acre campus.

Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $270 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, and provides housing for over 13,000 students and dependents, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 300,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. Additionally, R&DE comprises 735 FTE staff in the following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost, Student Housing, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources,   Information Technology and Communications.

“Students (Customers) First” is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day.  In R&DE,“Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.”


Stanford and R&DE are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse environment. R&DE’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflected in our work of providing service excellence to our students.  Diversity is more than a commitment—it is foundational to what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us different. 



This series of job classifications describes positions in which employees perform a variety of locksmith duties including installation and record maintenance of master keying systems, locksmith work on individual lock problems, as well as additional similar duties as required.  They also provide a variety of services relating to building hardware, electronic door closures or door checks, and on-line or stand-alone electronic access locks. There are two levels in the series:  Locksmith, Maintenance and Locksmith, Master.  They are differentiated on the basis of the experience and expertise required to perform the work, and the range of responsibilities inherent in the position.  In addition to regular locksmith duties, the Master Locksmith is responsible for extensive planning and record-keeping activities associated with master keying systems.

In addition to the duties performed by Maintenance Locksmiths, employees at this level plan, execute and record master keying systems.  They provide advice concerning lock security and a variety of services relating to building hardware.  They must be well informed on the latest techniques in the locksmith trade and perform all locksmith duties with skill and expertise and according to industry and Stanford standards. Working from work orders provided by the planner scheduler, the Master Locksmith determines priorities and schedules the work.  The work may be spot-checked by the technical advisor, lead or supervisor upon completion. Master Locksmiths may coordinate the work of regularly employed Locksmiths and any additional staff assigned to assist during peak periods.  Master Locksmiths assign work, check completed assignments and train apprentices in the fundamentals of locksmithing.



Plan masterkeying systems for buildings and departments after conferring with user personnel to determine their requirements; submit estimates of cost of the job as required.

•Conduct security surveys of installations and recommend to the supervisor the adequacy of security.

•Draft key control systems for individual departments when required.

•Select, requisition, install, maintain and repair all locking devices, door checks and door closers, panic hardware and exit alarms.

•May coordinate contracts with locksmith contractor; provide or approve master key plan, inspect work upon completion.

 •Determine the key requirements of departments and furnish keys. •Open or bypass locks when keys are not available.

•Change lock combinations; tool parts used in repairing old or antique locks.

Maintain stock control of key blanks, locks and repair parts.

•Repair and maintain all locksmith machines.

•May perform any of the duties described in the Locksmith, Maintenance specification or other duties as assigned.

•May conduct electronic access maintenance and repair.

•Adhere to safety rules.

* - Other duties may also be assigned



Education & Experience:


Journey level knowledge equivalent to four years completion in an apprentice program or a combination of equivalent education and work experience. Four years of actual work in the locksmith trade.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


•Skilled in the use of the tools, equipment and methods of the locksmith trade and carpentry skills required to install doors needed for access.  


•Knowledgeable in keying systems and building and document security systems.


Demonstrated strong communication skills (both verbal and written)


Certifications and Licenses:


Must possess and maintain a valid California Non-commercial Class C Driver's license.




Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C license.


Constantly stand/walk


Frequently kneel/crawl, climb, light/fine and forcefully grasping of tools, use telephone and operate foot and/or hand controls


Occasionally work seated, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, write by hand, and scrub/sweep


Rarely perform desk-based computer tasks, sort/file paperwork or parts and operate a manual pipette


Lift/carry/push/pull objects that frequently weight up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds


Visual acuity required to work with color coded wiring


Rarely use a lift to access devices


* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.



May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.

Frequently work at heights up to 10 feet; rarely greater than 10 feet.


Occasionally exposed to high voltage electricity.


 Required to wear appropriate uniform.

Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).



•    When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.


•    Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.


•    Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned 

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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