Under general supervision, performs locksmith work which includes
electronic and mechanical devices. Installs, repairs and maintains
locks, locking systems, door closures and locking devices on all types
of doors and equipment. Repairs electronic handicap automatic door
operators and modifies building hardware to comport with card access
system to include installing micro-electronic switches as part of the
campus-wide security system.
1. Installs, repairs, rebuilds, test and opens mechanical and
electronic locks, locking systems, door closures and locking
2. Repairs computerized electronic doors operators.
3. Customizes over-the-counter locking hardware to comport to the
campus-wide computerized card access system.
4. Diagnoses routine safe lock problems, provides manipulation
and/or drilling techniques to open time locks and high-security
5. Maintains elaborate five-stage campus-wide master key system.
6. Installs low-voltage electric door strikes including transformer
installation and wiring.
7. Services automobile fleet by replacing ignition and door locks,
unlocking vehicles when keys are not available and making and
fitting vehicle keys as needed.
8. Participates in security design meetings to provide design
specifications on renovations and new construction.
9. Disassembles locks, repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs
and other parts. Inserts new or repaired tumblers into locks to
10. Maintains extensive and complex records of campus security
system. Prepares departmental reports.
11. Provides guidance and training to other maintenance personnel.
May have lead responsibility on special projects.
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.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Five years progressively responsible experience in the
locksmith trade including maintenance of automatic door operators and
involving electro-magnetic key access systems.
General knowledge of electronic locking systems and devices. Thorough
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
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT