Locksmiths install, sell, test and maintain locks and related security devices and systems.
Duties & Tasks
Locksmiths may perform the following tasks:sell and install high-security lock systems, key control systems, all types of mechanical locks and keyless-entry locksrepair, replace or adjust damaged or defective components of doors, including door closers, hinges and electronic release mechanismschange mechanical and electronic key codesdesign, manufacture, install and manage restricted master key systemsdetermine customer security requirements and assess risks through discussion and on-site inspectionassist clients to gain entry to premises, automotive vehicles, safes or high-security storage containers such as filing cabinetsrecommend appropriate security and locking systems such as safes, strong rooms, alarms, closed-circuit television (CCTV), and door and window locksinstall, replace and maintain locking systems, alarms and access control systemstest the performance of locks and security systemsrepair jammed, worn or damaged locks by manipulating, dismantling, repairing or replacing defective partssell locks, safes and associated hardwarecut new or duplicate keys for locks and other security systems and deviceskeep records of specifications of installed locking systems.
Locksmiths may be required to work weekends, on call and after hours. Some locksmiths work in mobile units, travelling between jobs. They may also be required to work in confined spaces and outdoors.
- enjoy technical work able to cope with the physical demands of the job able to lift heavy items good hand-eye coordination able to work independently or as part of a team attention to detail patient and tactful when dealing with customers good vision and hearing good verbal and written communication skills.