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Job Standard for Locksmith

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Locksmith Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06572
  • Pay Grade: H
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


To perform journey-level installation, maintenance, and keying of locks, closures, panic devices, doors, and related hardware, alarms and devices; maintain computerized record systems for key system tracking; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: installing, maintaining, and repairing key and locking systems for doors, desks, file cabinets, and panic devices; using precision measuring devices in master keying and lock set-up; repairing locks, levers, cams, and cylinders to precise tolerances in locking systems; using hand and power tools to install locks, doors, and closures; setting-up lock and keying systems; establishing and maintaining key system inventory records.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
  • Ability to communicate and convey ideas so others will understand
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective security operations

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Locksmith must:

  • Designs key and lock systems including computerized systems, and explains sequences to people unfamiliar with lock devices; installs, repairs and maintains electro-magnetic latching systems; wires and installs card reading/scanning devices; establishes key lock and related systems; checks and records key cut to insure it does not shadow other keys or keyed systems; adjusts locks; checks keys and locks for wear and repairs and replaces them; machines new pieces to fit hardware.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of key and lock materials and supplies and maintains related computerized systems; warehouses/inventories old locks and hardware from remodel jobs; prepares key and lock specifications; maintains computerized record system for keys and locks; meets with manufacturers’ representatives to determine best lock devices to use; advise facility staff regarding interpretation of policies relating to key issuance and security.
  • Rebuilds and reinforces door frames to accommodate new and specialized hardware; designs and builds custom security devices; estimate time and materials for job costs.

35% of Time the Locksmith

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Locksmith

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Locksmith

Career Path

Other facility and maintenance positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.