Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Senior Locksmith

Senior Locksmith

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Facilities/Maintenance/Skilled Worker
full time
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Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


The Senior Locksmith is responsible for the lock and key systems at DFCI.


  • Has responsibility for design of all lock and key systems.
  • Operates all specialized key cutting equipment.
  • Repairs and reconstructs all types of lock systems at DFCI.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all lock & key systems and any key cutting equipment.
  • Maintains all records for key control and master key system.
  • Directs Locksmith Technicians regarding daily duties and priorities of work. 
  • Assists Maintenance in all areas as needed under the direction of Senior Administration in the interest of a safe hospital environment. 
  • Responsible for coordination of comprehensive preventive maintenance program, including all outside doors (security purposes), stairwell doors (fire dept. regulations), checking of proper working of door closures, knobs and strikers.
  • Interface with other areas of the department and contractors as needed to perform work on projects done jointly by DFCI and contractors.
  • May be required to be on-call in the event of occasional problems.
  • Works closely with Security Manager regarding sensitive and secure areas.



  • High school graduate with some college scholastic preparation preferred.
  • 5 years of experience in the locksmith trade with experience as a supervisor.
  • Knowledge of blueprint reading, drafting, estimating, building construction standards, and national, state and local codes and regulations.
  • Computer knowledge for the purposes of data entry into key assignment and space management systems required.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel, both orally and by written reports.
  • Must possess a high degree of mechanical skill & dexterity.
  • Must be a self-starter, capable of initiating action and following through.
  • Must have a sense of responsibility and timing in order to maintain and operate the mechanical systems in a hospital environment with minimum down time and cost, and meet established commitments.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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