Locksmith I, Building & Structure Management - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Aug 17, 2017
Oct 12, 2017
Full Time
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Locksmith I, Building & Structure Management - Facilities Management

Tour of duty: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Locksmith I performs journey-level maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices and assignments in response to requests for service, scheduled preventive maintenance inspections and unscheduled or special projects. S/he provides skilled locksmith services including installing, replacing, and repairing door locks, door closers and related hardware as well as cutting keys, and picking locks. Reporting to The Locksmith the Building and Structures Supervisor, the Locksmith has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Responds to work order requests and supervisor's directions to repair and replace locks, door closers and related hardware, and maintains computer database tracking work performed.
  • Cuts keys and picks locks using all standard tools, equipment, materials, and supplies of the trade, and observes all safety rules, regulations, and precautions in performing duties.
  • Responds to emergencies requiring locksmith services to include picking locks, cutting keys, and changing locks.
  • Performs on call duty on a rotating basis with other locksmiths 24 hours per day.
  • Surveys buildings to determine lock system requirements and sets up key systems. 
  • Provides information as requested to project teams performing renovation or construction of campus facilities.
  • Ensures the efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources.
  • Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials, and tools needed to make repairs and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs. 
  • Keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations, and provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools, and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service. 
  • Conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods, or procedures; and monitors tests and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.
  • Provides on the job instruction to helpers and other workers as assigned and in the normal course of performing daily work, ensuring training and assistance to other workers to improve staff capability. 
  • Demonstrates use of tools and equipment, and assigns appropriate tasks to helpers and others, enabling them to develop their skills in the field. 
  • Provides information to supervisors regarding the performance and skill development of helpers and others assigned.
  • Ensures completion of paperwork to ensure accountability, recording actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, and entering such information on work orders and time sheets on a daily basis. 
  • Ensures that work complies with all applicable codes and regulations, and serviced equipment is installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations.
  • Ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations, and uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training in the locksmith trade
  • Must be bondable
  • Valid driver's license issued from the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia

The Locksmith I position is an emergency position that requires that incumbent report to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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