Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Q1015 / Access Control Tech 1
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 07

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

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.


Installs, maintains, and repairs locks, key systems, and door hardware.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Installs and repairs door hardware and hydraulic closing fixtures.
  2. Disassembles locks; repairs and replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts.
  3. Assists with the installation and/or repair of electronic access control devices.
  4. Installs, services, and/or repairs various types of mechanical locks and security devices, as specifically assigned or instructed.
  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. Accesses, updates, and maintains Key and Electronic Access database.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • 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

  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow security policies and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of keying and key blank identification procedures.
  • Ability to install and repair electronic access control devices.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of disc and pin tumbler lock contruction, installation, maintenance, and servicing.
  • Computer skills, to include word processing and database management.
  • Working knowledge of the construction, installation, and maintenance of hydraulic door closing fixtures.
  • Ability to service and repair cylindrical locks.
  • Ability to read disc tumbler locks.
  • Understanding of bitting and pin segments.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) installation, repair, and maintenance of a variety of mechanical locks and security devices; b) provision of technical assistance in the installation of electronic access control devices.

Conditions of Employment

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

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