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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Q0015 / Locksmith
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 07

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Installs, maintains, and repairs locks, key systems, and door hardware for a specified operating component of the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Interprets Master Keying Guide; uses appropriate discretion and special knowledge of lock systems to preserve the integrity of the university's master key system while meeting customer requests.
  2. Installs, services, and repairs various types of locks and security devices.
  3. Installs and repairs door hardware and hydraulic closing fixtures.
  4. Disassembles locks; repairs and replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts.
  5. Cuts new or duplicate keys and stamps with identification.
  6. Issues keys and maintains records of keys issued and returned.
  7. Maintains records of work performed.
  8. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  9. Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains both mechanical locking and electronic key card systems.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure Certified Registered Locksmith (CRL) by Associated Locksmiths of America.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Ability to cut and issue keys, re-key, install and repair locks and hardware.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to interpret, implement, and maintain pre-defined master key systems.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to install, troubleshoot, and repair both mechanical locking and electronic access control devices.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Skill in utilizing building security and lock systems and procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Must maintain certification status.
  • Must be Bondable.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017