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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Trades, Service, and Maintenance

Who we are

Why Rensselaer?  Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, and the IBM Quantum System One - the first university-based quantum computer in the world. 

With top notch employee health and retirement benefits, Rensselaer offers its full-time employees a generous paid time off program, tuition remission, and opportunities for career growth.

Job Summary

The Locksmith is responsible for making and issuing keys, and repairing and coring locks. The Locksmith participates in the rotating on call schedule for the Access Control shop.

Minimum Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Three years experience in the repair/installation and selection of locking systems and related hardware

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

• Valid US Driver License
• Use of personal vehicle to transport self, tools, and small parts 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Thorough knowledge of key codes and core combinations
• Excellent customer relation skills
• Ability to work independently or as a team member
• Self-starter, continuous learner and rapidly adapts to technological changes
• Ability to use a personal computer (Outlook and job specific software)
• Organizes and completes jobs safely and accurately


Business Hours: Monday - Friday.  Rotating on-call schedule for afterhours/weekends is required.

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $24.50- $27.00

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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