8880 Locksmith


TITLE Locksmith







The Locksmith performs journeyman level locksmith work requiring expertise in installing, maintaining and repairing different types of building locks including cylindrical, unit, mortis and rim, and reload cylinders, as well as replaces and repairs panic hardware, door closures, ADA openers, locks on desks, file cabinets, display cases, and similar containers.  The Locksmith cuts new or replacement keys, picks locks for which keys have been lost or broken and makes repairs of locks as required under emergency conditions.  The Locksmith also maintains an adequate and appropriate stock of locksmith supplies and equipment, monitors and reports maintenance issues needing attention to the appropriate authority, and performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Experience: At least four years of experience as a locksmith is required.

Skills: Requires a general mechanical ability; skills in the use of hand tools and equipment associated with the locksmithing and associated hardware; requires the ability to interpret plans and blueprints and to understand hardware schedules, and good oral and written communication skills.  Computer literacy is required.

Effort: Requires the use of small hand and power tools.  Requires the ability to lift and/or transport supplies, equipment, and machinery weighing up to twenty-five pounds on a frequent basis and up to fifty pounds on an occasional basis; requires frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis, including climbing stairs in all University buildings.

Other: A valid Missouri Driver’s License is required.  The scope of the position may require night time, holiday, and/or weekend work to respond to emergencies. The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.  Must be able to read the English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, paints, and similar products used in mechanical services.


1. Performs skilled locksmith work by installing, maintaining and repairing different types of building locks including cylindrical, unit, mortis and rim, and reload cylinders; cutting new or replacement keys for authorized personnel as requested on Key Request forms; repairing locks on desks, file cabinets, display cases, and similar containers; picking locks for which keys have been lost; repairing or replacing door closure panic hardware or ADA openers; and making emergency repairs of locks as required under emergency conditions.

2. Assists in maintaining Master Key Systems for University security by keeping accurate records of hardware changes and new lock installations in each building, and repairing, maintaining and reloading cylinders for locks in the master key system.

3. Provides assistance during renovation of existing or construction of new facilities by determining the requirements for locking devices and systems from blueprints, schematics or sketches, making recommendations for such systems based upon knowledge of available products, and installing or monitoring the installation of locking devices or systems on renovated or newly constructed facilities.

4. Determines established applicable hardware specifications for locks and locking devices by interpreting hardware schedules, blueprints, plans, sketches, work orders, etc.

5. Ensures that an adequate and appropriate stock of locksmith supplies and equipment is available for use by maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment including key blanks, lock parts, levers and springs, knobs and cylinders, preparing requisitions for replacements items as necessary, and storing the supplies and equipment in a secure storage facility.

6. Where applicable, maintains a coded log of padlocks and records key numbers and associated locks for all campus locations and changes lock combinations annually for Greenwood Laboratory School.

7. Where applicable, may provide assistance to residents by responding to maintenance issues in student rooms, common areas, and private and common bathrooms.

8. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

9. Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Locksmith is supervised by the designated supervisor and generally exercises no supervision on others.




Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job

Level 2 - 100 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills

Level 4 - 750 Points: Knowledge of an extensive set of operations and procedures, specific skills and demonstrated ability, that requires considerable creativity or mechanical aptitude. Skills at this level normally require more than two and as much as five years of experience and previous training.

Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility

Level 1 - 25 Points: No responsibility for the work of others. Limited responsibility for expenses, purchases, or inventory.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 2 - 50 Points: Specific guidelines and established routines exist, but some judgment in applying guidelines and deviating from standards must be exercised. The number and similarity of guidelines and work situations requires the employee to use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references, and procedures for application and in making minor deviations to adapt guidelines in specific cases. At this level, the employee may also determine which of several alternatives to use. Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred to a supervisor.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 2 - 50 Points: The purpose may include obtaining or clarifying facts, or providing factual information to others. Contacts may be with coworkers or structured exchanges with students or the general public, and are generally for the purpose of exchange of information. Contacts at this level might include discussing a work order with individuals in a departmental office to more clearly define the problem, or providing directions or information to students or the general public.

Factor 6: Work Environment

Level 2 - 40 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as that from moving machinery, occasional work with hazardous substances, or moderate levels of noise. The work may require wearing of protective gear. The work area is generally adequately lighted and ventilated, but may involve uncomfortable temperatures at times.

Factor 7: Physical Demands

Level 2 - 60 Points: Work requires some exertion such as standing for long periods of time, considerable walking, frequent bending kneeling, reaching, and stooping. May include occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Work may require specific but common physical abilities.

Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources

Level 3 - 70 Points: At this level would be jobs in which the incumbent has considerable ongoing responsibility for building security and public safety.

Factor 9: Complexity

Level 3 - 450 Points: The work includes various duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and program goals of the supervisor and the department and involve the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each project or assignment, and the course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves elements that must be identified and analyzed to discern interrelationships.