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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6145 

Occ. Group: 412.972 

Locksmith 1

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under close to general supervision. Work performed in assisting in the installation and maintenance of locks and related hardware and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Disassembles and reassembles cylinders.

Cuts keys to fit a particular combination of tumblers.

Replaces tumblers to fit a particular key.

Inspects and replaces broken or worn parts in locks and related equipment.

Installs and adjusts door closers.

Picks locks.

Installs locks.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of installing, repairing, and maintaining locks and related hardware.

Knowledge of locks and locking systems.

Knowledge of the use of common hand tools, machine tools, and tools common to the locksmith trade.

Ability to key and re-key locks to standard and master ring cylinders.

Ability to cut keys to fit a particular combination of tumblers.

Ability to pick locks.

Ability to use required tools and equipment.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to follow instructions of a locksmith.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Some experience in assisting a locksmith. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
10/20/81      5     523022213

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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