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This is skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of locks and keys.

Work involves installing, repairing, and maintaining a variety of types of locks throughout the university; also the making of keys and the repairing of other building hardware. Work is received in the form of job orders identifying location, or by emergency calls, and is carried out with considerable independence. Work is checked through review by supervisory personnel for conformity with accepted standards of workmanship.


Installs, repairs, and replaces all types of locks; changes settings of locks; makes keys and master keys.

Picks locks and opens safes as requested in emergency situations.

Repairs, rebuilds, and replaces glass doors, door closures, floor hinges, and similar hardware.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some experience as a journeyman locksmith; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the tools, equipment, and practices used in the locksmith trade.

Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of a variety of lock and key systems.

Ability to work from oral and written instructions, sketches, and diagrams.

Ability to maintain good relationships with personnel of other departments.

Skill in the use of standard tools and equipment of the locksmith trade.



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