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Facilities Admin



Reports To: 

Manager III, Facilities

Position Status:

Full-Time, Benefited



College of Western Idaho values work-life balance.  Taking care of today's needs is as important as planning for the future. Our total compensation for benefited employees, includes health and retirement plans (employer generous contributions), paid time off, opportunities to continue and/or pursue personal development, and much more.  For additional details visit Office of Group Insurance.


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.


Position Summary:

The Sr. Locksmith/Access System Technician is a journey-level skilled trades position responsible for the full range of skilled locksmith work including the installation, repair, and maintenance of manual and automated locking systems and security devices; low voltage computerized access control systems; ADA door operators, closers and hardware; to extend the operable service life of the equipment and to ensure safe and efficient operation of these systems.


Essential Functions:

• Installs, maintains, repairs, and adjusts all types of locks and their components for campus
buildings, rooms, furniture, and vehicles
• Maintains, repairs, and programs computerized access control systems
• Upgrades, troubleshoot, and maintain security systems interfacing with access systems
• Maintains and repairs ADA door operators, door closers, and control gates
• Maintains detailed and accurate key system data using computerized record-keeping
systems; updates data/records related to work performed; and prepares standard reports
• Acts as an institutional expert for door hardware and access systems. Coordinates with and provides information to contractors performing work for CWI pertaining to the locksmith trade. Inspects completed work to ensure conformance with specifications,
requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.
• Performs general maintenance/repair of CWI facilities, equipment, and systems
• Driving among CWI locations, parts and equipment suppliers and vendor locations
• Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

• Three (3) years of experience as a journey-level locksmith completing installation, repair and maintenance of manual and automated locks and locking systems. Experience
performing journey-level locksmith work in a college or university setting preferred
• Experience working with Schlage Primus and Everest master key systems preferred
• Experience working with Millennium computerized access control system software and
components preferred
• Thorough knowledge of applicable state codes pertaining to the locksmith trade including
those related to fire egress, door hardware, and fastening devices
• Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the locksmith
trade, including complex access and control systems
• Comprehensive knowledge of master key systems
• Working knowledge of electrical locking and security systems and devices as well as
applicable software systems
• Ability to read, interpret and work from shop blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications
• Ability to individually lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and with assistance, move and transport
materials and equipment weighing in excess of 200 lbs.
• Ability to work in confined attic and crawl spaces
• Ability to climb and perform overhead work from ladders, personnel lifts, and elevated
• Ability to work outdoors in all seasons exposed to elements approx. 5% to 10% of the time
• Available to respond to facility and system emergencies at all hours to take actions to
ensure the facility is safe for occupancy and operation
• High school diploma or GED
• Must possess and maintain a valid Idaho driver’s license and clear driving record as
defined by CWI policy


If so, please submit your resumé and cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application.