• Northfield, Minnesota, United States, 55057
  • Staff

About the Role:

Do you enjoy working with doors, keys, locks, safety codes, and card access? Do you like making sure that doors meet the needs of everyone entering and leaving buildings and that locks and doors meet the highest standards for safety? Do you like problem-solving, training others in the proper use of keys, locks and fire code, and troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining locks and doors to minimize emergencies? If so, this role may be right for you.

What You’ll Do:

As part of the Facilities team, you’ll be leading the lock shop operation, assisting in planning, design, and construction of capital projects, and assisting in policy development and management. Additionally, you will be responsible for the full range of skilled carpentry and locksmith related work including installation, repair, maintenance, and installation of new mechanical and electro-mechanical locking, mechanical and electro-mechanical door and frame hardware products, and doors and frames.

Who You Are:

What you need:
• 3+ years of relevant experience
• Locksmith Certification, vocational/technical school training or equivalent of 3+ years industry experience
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Maintain a valid driver’s license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record

Preferred qualifications also include:
• 3+ years of experience in commercial lock and door hardware industry
• State of Minnesota electrical license "PLT" (power limited technician's license) as mandated by State law (MN Statute Chapter 326B) to design, layout, plan, install or service electrical low voltage systems for card access, electric locking, and ADA powered doors

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Ability to serve on an on-call rotation basis for after-hour and weekend emergencies, and work occasional evening or weekend work as required
• Ability to analyze and respond to emergency situations
• Ability to learn quickly the software system associated with our automated college-wide locking system
• Ability to effectively meet and communicate with college faculty, staff and students
• Ability to interpret and build from construction drawings
• Ability to lift 75 pounds on a regular basis
• Ability to work well as a team member as well as independently
• Ability to perform high quality work quickly
• Ability and willingness to support, respect and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community including faculty, staff, students and constituents

If you’re ready to help key our locks and doors in top condition to protect our campus community, apply today and join our Facilities team.

Candidates will be required to successfully pass a background check and a pre-employment physical if offered employment.

Please review the job description here:


Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.


A summary of the Flexible Work Policy: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/flexible-work-policy/

A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/

A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483

An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/

An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/


St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. You may request an accommodation. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means one updated (bivalent) booster, which became available on September 7, 2022. 


St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.


For Staff Application Assistance:

For Faculty Application Assistance:

Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057

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