UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

LOCKSMITH

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8844 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

DEFINITION

Perform skilled locksmith work in the repair, installation and construction of locks and locking devices; make keys.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions in this class perform a variety of journey level duties in skilled locking systems repair and installation work.

TYPICAL WORK

Make and issue keys required for students and staff in their use of offices, laboratories and other facilities throughout the campus;

Maintain records of key assignments and locks for buildings on campus;

Repair malfunctioning locks; re-key locks to improve building security;

Maintain master key system;

Order key blanks, lock parts, lock sets, latches and other materials required to maintain a working inventory;

Repair and maintain parking meters and time clocks;

Inspect key and locking systems for buildings; change combinations of safes and vaults; perform emergency keying and opening services on locks and safes;

Estimate cost of proposed locking device installation or revisions; make recommendations for hardware types;

Straighten, repair, install and otherwise service hinges and panic locking and unlocking devices; maintain and repair fire doors, door closures, door jams;

Use and maintain hand and power tools such as lock picks, drills, wood chisels, metal grinders, etc.; operate key duplicating machines, drill press, grinders, and other power and hand tools required for accomplishing work;

Operate motor vehicle;

May perform work in other trades;

May lead helpers or apprentices as required;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Three years' full-time work experience as a locksmith helper/trainee.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements:

The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's training and experience as a locksmith or locksmith's helper, knowledge of locksmith techniques and equipment, ability to repair, install and construct locks and locking devices, and ability to make keys.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05