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Journeyman, Locksmith

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 6000

Title: Journeyman, Locksmith

Department: Administration & Finance

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 10

Grade Min: $36,294

Grade Mid: $42,645

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Locksmith, Journeyman uses commercial level knowledge of developing key schematics and interpreting floor plans blue prints or sketches.


  • Operates key cutting machine and small hand tools to make new and replacement keys install set lock cores for Faculty, Staff, and Contractor use
  • Issues and collects assigned keys
  • Changes lock combinations or university's keying schematic if needed.
  • Repairs, replaces, and maintains various door hardware and maintains campus door hardware standards
  • Disassembles locks; repairs and replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts. Combinates and builds Cormax cores
  • Replaces lost or broken keys
  • Monitors system for incoming Key Requests, accurately enters hardware/key changes, new installations, and updates changes in the Keystone Database
  • Follows university policies and procedures for high-level security, restricted, Master, and Grand Master key distribution
  • Works with Project Managers and other departments to assist during renovations, campus updates, office reassignments, new hires, and terminations.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate supply records, ordering, and ensuring the security of locksmith inventory
  • Troubleshoots and makes recommendations to the Carpenter Shop on maintaining mechanical locks
  • Prepares key-related reports; Collects and processes Separation/Transfer Clearance keys
  • Develops key schematics and interprets floor plans, blueprints, sketches, work requests, and updates key guides

Marginal Duties

  • Maintains filing system for all UHD Electronic Key Request forms
  • Maintains and manages the database for The university's key request system for all buildings
  • Liaisons between the university community and key control contractors to review the accuracy of contracted rates
  • Interprets the Master Keying Schematic; while preserving the university's master key system's integrity and meeting various departments' requests
  • May serve on special task force during periods of emergency, such as floods and security situations
  • Holds trainings with university departments on the use of The Electronic Key Control Request System
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A


Required Education:

  • Two (2) years of college or technical school

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years related work experience


  • None

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of key database process

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Commercial level knowledge of developing key schematics and interpreting floor plans blue prints or sketches
  • Knowledge of key machine and related tools


  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Inside and outside environment

Physical Demands:

  • Physical Demands: Ability to lift up to 60 pounds; ability to climb a ladder and stairs and maintain balance; frequent Stooping/Bending;10% of time spent sitting, 45% of time standing, 45% of time walking; occasional overhead, and horizontal reaching; acute hearing required; frequent speaking; cultural regional accents acceptable Corrected vision to 20/40 color vision and ability to distinguish all colors. No light duty work.
  • General air conditioned environment, but occasional exposure to cold and heat; occasional exposure to wet/dry environment; occasional exposure to noise and vibrations; normal physical hazards of construction and demolition. Daily work with electrical sources. Occasional exposure to fumes/dust/odors.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Communicates Effectively

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
  • Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:11 AM