Access Control Mechanic 1

Dalhousie University

Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Access Control Mechanic 1
Department/Unit Facilities Management
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number FM12-24
Employee Group NSGEU Local 99
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Rate $31.20 per hour
Classification Access Control Mechanic 1
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,800 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that’s celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Reporting to the Utilities Manager, the incumbent performs locksmith duties and installation and service of Electronic Access Systems (EAS), Intrusion Alarm Systems (IAS), and Video Surveillance Systems (VSS) for University owned buildings.
Key Responsibilities
  • Participates in design of Electronic Access Systems, Intrusion Alarm Systems, and Video Surveillance Systems
  • Installs, services, maintains and programs functions of the above systems and associated devices (such as, but not limited to, alarm panels, key pads, motion sensors, proximity readers, surveillance cameras, digital video recorders)
  • Maintains accurate records for above systems (i.e. schematics, components and locations)
  • Trains end users, including Security Services in the proper operation of the above noted systems
  • Keeps current record of all stock, and charges of stock to appropriate work order via FAMIS. Liaises with Store personnel regarding procurement of material (inventory)
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains locks as required
  • Operates all equipment necessary to install and maintain locks and security devices; (eg. Duplicating machines, grinders, electric drills, presses, etc.)
  • Prepares authorised duplicate keys
  • Responds to dispatch calls
  • Prepares estimates
  • Prepares key codes for buildings
  • Maintains appropriate key inventory
  • Maintain comprehensive cross-reference key file with all pertinent information (e.g. locations, number, type, key codes, etc.)
  • Performs all duties in accordance with the current Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety act, as well as University and government rules and regulations and applicable building codes
  • Maintains a clean work environment
  • Performs other duties as required
Required Qualifications
  • Valid Alarm and Security Technician Certificate of qualification recognized by the N.S. Department of Education
  • Five years experience with installation, maintenance and programming of electronic access control, intrusion alarm and video surveillance systems
  • Valid certificate of training as recognized by Best Universal Locks, or equivalent, with five years recent and related experience required
  • Completion of Canadian Systems Security Association (CANASA), Level 1 & 2 training, would be an asset
  • Computer literate including EAS, IAS, VSS an asset
  • Familiar with the current Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety act, as well as University and government rules and regulations
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and blueprints
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Ability to take direction
  • Good communication (oral and written) and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of tools of the trade
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime, as required
  • Bondable
  • General Safety and WHIMIS training an asset
  • Apprentices will be considered
Additional Information
Application Consideration
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/14/2024
Close Date 03/28/2024
Open Until Filled No
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