Under general supervision, performs locksmith work at the journey
level. Installs, repairs and maintains locks, locking systems, door
closures and locking devices on all types of doors and equipment.
1. Installs, repairs, rebuilds and opens mechanical and electronic
locks, locking systems, door closures and locking devices.
2. Inspects, evaluates, and repairs and/or replaces door hardware
systems to assure proper operation. Assists with the installation
3. Cuts new or duplicate keys using key cutting machines according to
4. Disassembles locks, such as padlocks, safelocks and door locks;
repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs and other parts.
Inserts new or repaired tumblers into lock to change combination.
5. Provides advice regarding the type of hardware to use on doors and
6. Prepares estimates of time, labor and materials. Prepares reports
reflecting daily operations and project status.
7. Maintains automated and manual records; files, codes, and assures
safety and security of campus locks and keys. Prepares
departmental reports as necessary.
8. Operates and maintains hand and power tools and equipment of the
locksmith trade. Cleans work area upon completion of project.
9. Provides guidance and training in the locksmith trade to other
maintenance personnel. May have lead responsibility on special
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EXPERIENCE: Four years progressively responsible experience in the
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques
used in the repair, maintenance and installation of locks, keys,
locking systems and devices, and door closures. Thorough knowledge of
and skill in basic mathematics including area, volume, weights, and
the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and
proportions; of OSHA regulations related to the locksmith trade. Skill
in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the locksmith
trade; in pinning lock tumblers in order to key locking systems and
devices to individual suite, master, and grand series. Ability to
understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; to
prepare summaries and reports; to maintain manual and automated
records of key recipients and respective key codes; to communicate
effectively; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment
and machinery; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy
equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to
concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery;
to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and
adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be subject to
a security background check and must be available for emergencies on
an as needed basis.