Los Angeles Community College District

Locksmith (#3445)

$39.45-$39.45 hourly / $6,864.30-$6,864.30 monthly / $82,371.60-$82,371.60 annual


Definition

Performs skilled journey-level locksmith work in the installation, adjustment, maintenance, repair, and replacement of all types of locks and integrated security systems, access control devices and other types of lock hardware such as latches, door checks, and panic bars, including changing of lock combinations and making of keys.

Typical Duties

Installs all types of locks and integrated security systems, access control devices and lock hardware, including panic bars, and performs the carpentry necessary for such installation.

Installs and maintains electrical access and exit control systems.

Adjusts, maintains, repairs, and replaces door locks, padlocks, tumbler locks, combination locks, and various other lock hardware such as panic bars, door checks, latches, catches, fasteners, and door closures.

Designs master key systems which include sub-master and single keys and maintains records.

Redesigns lock cylinders to use as many as five different keys.

Operates key-cutting machines.

Changes locker combinations and enters numbers of lockers and combinations in an official register.

Changes lock combinations using code systems and code machines.

Repairs safes and safe-locking systems.

Works with college staff in devising systems to prevent break-ins and pilferage.

Opens or removes locks which cannot be opened by ordinary means.

Instructs college staff in the operation of key-cutting machines and code machines.

Safely operates hand and power tools and equipment used in the locksmithing trade.

Maintains locksmith hand and power tools and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.

Maintains shop area, supplies, and tools in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.

May use a lathe, drill press, and other power tools in forming parts for locks, lock hardware, and/or safes.

May assist in preparing routine reports, material lists, estimating job costs, preparing job records, and making surveys of locksmith needs.

May provide work direction to staff assigned to perform locksmith work.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Locksmith performs skilled journey-level work in the installation, adjustment, maintenance, repair, and replacement of all types of locks and integrated security systems, access control devices and other types of lock hardware such as latches, door checks, and panic bars, including changing of lock combinations and making of keys.

A Carpenter performs journey-level rough and finish carpentry work in the construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of building components and structures made of wood and other building materials.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a General Foreman or Director of College Facilities. May provide work direction to Maintenance Assistants.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Construction and repair of various types of locks, access controls and locking devices

Electronic keys and access control devices

Integrated security systems

Current practices, materials, hand and power tools, and equipment used in the locksmithing trade and related trades

Properties, adaptability, and uses of various metals, wood, and other locksmithing trade materials

Safety and health regulations and practices pertinent to the locksmithing trade

Computer software and equipment used in the locksmithing trade

Basic recordkeeping procedures

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in the locksmithing trade

Skill in:

Using the tools of the locksmithing trade, including the carpentry tools required for lock and panic bar installation

Ability to:

Diagnose repair needs by sound and "feel" of the movement of internal parts

Repair a variety of locks and related hardware

Safely operate tools and machines of the locksmithing trade

Follow oral and written instructions

Keep accurate records

Work effectively and cooperatively with District staff, students, and outside contractors

Effectively utilize computer systems and software applicable to the locksmithing trade

Learn general and specialized software applications

Learn the characteristics of new materials and equipment and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND completion of an apprenticeship program of at least four years’ duration in the locksmithing trade AND one year of recent, full-time, paid, journey-level experience in the locksmithing trade.

OR

B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND five years of recent, full-time, paid experience in the locksmithing trade under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey-level.

Special:

A valid Class “C” California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Some positions may involve working with asbestos and/or lead and will require an incumbent to participate in an asbestos and/or lead medical screening examination in compliance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 1529 and 1532.1.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 3445; EST: ; REV: 6/13/2018;