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Head Locksmith (Licensed)

  • Requisition no: 517837
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Morningside
  • School/Department: Facilities Operations
  • Grade: Mech Licensed: Head Locksmith
  • Categories: Facilities/Maint/Trades/RealEs
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: TWU - B&G
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Salary Range: $34.90 - $43.62 per hour

Position Summary

LOCATION: Locksmith Shop
SCHEDULE: Tuesday - Saturday, 730am - 4pm
Performs operations as required by job order and/or maintenance order in preventative maintenance repairs and installations of
various types of door hardware and general locking devices.


  • Shall be skilled in the use of all hand and power tools used by carpenters and locksmiths. Shall have good knowledge of the
    methods and materials common to both drafts & shall have City of New York Locksmith and Keymaker License.
  • Shall be expert in such specialized operations as setting up locking systems with master and sub-master keying; cutting keys; picking locks; and opening safes and resetting combinations.
  • Will assume responsibility for the proper conduct of the shop in the absence of the absence of the foreman and assistant foreman.
  • Shall oversee and advise other mechanics in the proper use of tools and materials and the proper observation of safety rules and regulations in the course of their work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five (5) years journeymanship in the carpentry trade and five (5) years journeymanship in the locksmith trade.

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