Job Details

Allan Hancock College
  • Position Number: 2092481
  • Location: Santa Maria, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Maintenance Specialist - Locksmith

Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.

AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!

To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at and click on the Welcome to AHC video.

We are searching for an experienced Maintenance Specialist - Locksmith at our Santa Maria Campus facility.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:



Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, performs skilled locksmith work, device programming, data entry, access control, key requisitions, cutting keys, recordkeeping, door hardware maintenance and repair, and troubleshooting and diagnostics on all doors and door hardware on campus which includes automated doors and openers, and values and promotes the mission and vision of the college.


Working with minimal supervision, incumbents in this class are assigned locksmith duties that require a high level of technical knowledge and ability in the locksmith trade as well as computer and organizational skills. Must be able to perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks in other maintenance trades.


Installs, replaces, modifies, maintains, repairs, and removes cylindrical, mortise, panic hardware systems, electronic locks, door hardware, closures, and door alarms on a variety of door assemblies.

Makes, modifies, distributes, monitors, tracks, and records keys and keying devices; creates and assigns access codes.

Programs and uses hand held device to schedule and program locks and to meet the changing needs of buildings; removes key cores and repairs or changes to meet new keying requirement changes or for security reasons.

Troubleshoots and determines necessary parts needed for repair work and new installations; estimates labor and materials costs for assigned tasks.

Orders and stores material approved by supervisor and maintains appropriate ordering documentation.

Maintains electronic and written records for key distribution and credential assignments; sets up and manages access control, and oversees multi-level keying system.

Uses a computer to access the work order system and manage the electronic lock system as well as recordkeeping of all access control and alarm code issuance.

Troubleshoots and makes repairs to ADA access control devises to ensure working safely meeting ADA requirements.

Provides feedback in hardware keying layouts and master keying for new and existing buildings working with stakeholders, supervisor, and project manager to ensure requirements are met.

Maintains time, labor, and material records of work performed and submits reports as required.

Operates standard power equipment and hand tools used in the construction trade and specialized tools used in the locksmith trade.

Performs other related functions as assigned.

Closing Date:

Monday, February 1, 2021 at end of business day, 5:00 p.m.

Desired start date is March 2021. This is a full-time, 37 hours per week, 12-month position.

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary is $4,206 per month (range 27, $4,206 to $5,112 per month on the classified bargaining unit salary schedule).

Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision, salary protection insurance, and eligibility for PERS retirement.

Application Procedure

Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, please submit the following application materials:


Cover letter

Screening Process

A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Required Qualifications:


Knowledge of:

Tools, materials, methods and terminology used in building maintenance and locksmith trades;

Locking devices, door hardware, and locking systems;

General construction safety practices and procedures;

Computers and software.

Demonstrated Ability to:

Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled building maintenance and repair work;

Work on locking mechanisms including installing, altering, programing, rekeying and repairing classic and restricted keyways

Work from shop drawings, sketches, plans and specifications;

Perform shop math;

Follow safety practices and procedures;

Operate light to heavy equipment including a truck and forklift, observing legal and defensive driving practices;

Understand and carry out oral and written directions;

Read and interpret technical manuals related to lock repair and installation;

Use a computer and learn new and current software.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED, or higher, and three years of experience in semi-skilled and skilled general maintenance work, preferably in more than one of the building maintenance trades. Professional locksmith diploma and/or certificate is preferred.

Licenses and certificates required:

Possession of a valid California driver's license and the ability to qualify for district vehicle license coverage.

Man lift operators' certificate within first year of employment.

Fork lift operators' certificate within first year of employment.

Training certificates in lock and hardware maintenance.

Working Conditions:

Duties are primarily performed on the Santa Maria campus and the off-campus centers as assigned.

Duties are performed indoors and outdoors.

Work requires standing and walking for prolonged periods.

The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday.

Must be able to perform work on high ladders and scaffolding.

May be required to respond or assist with campus maintenance emergencies during normal working hours or after normal working hours.

May be required to perform work in inclement weather conditions.

Physical Demands:

Strength: Heavy work including lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling 75 pounds maximum with frequent lifting, pushing and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Special Qualification:

A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.



4,206.00 - 5,112.00

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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