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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.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

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