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  • Locksmith

    Job Locations US-CA-Port Hueneme
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/25/2018 3:39 PM)
    Job ID
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    Skilled Trades
  • Overview

    Locksmith aboard ship and shore.


    Performs a variety of locksmith tasks installing, opening and repairing all types of

    locking devices, making keys and changing combinations on locks. This requires analyzing, constructing, altering,

    repairing or modifying locking and security systems and security containers while considering the sensitivity and

    related security requirements of the area being protected. Must have broad knowledge of the functions

    and capabilities of commercially manufactured locking devices as well as their working interrelationships with a

    variety of equipment such as alarms, monitors, video equipment, timing mechanisms, sensors, backup power and

    equipment which make up a complete security or surveillance system. Must be able to install, repair

    and maintain various types of locking devices including prison locks, electronic and battery powered locking

    devices, mechanical and electro-mechanical locks, access control systems, combination, mortise and cylinder locks

    used on doors, padlocks, safes, vault doors, file cabinets and auto ignition systems. Must be able to disassemble

    locks, replace or work on broken parts and manufacture replacement parts when normal stock parts are not

    available. Repair, replace and make minor alterations to locking mechanisms such as interchangeable cores,

    springs, pins, bent discs, tail pieces, etc. Incumbent must be able to create pinning charts for re-keying of various

    manufacturers interchangeable cores, re-movable cores or standard cylinders. Must be able to extract

    broken keys and open locks whose key or combination are not available, by means of locksmith tools and trade

    skills. Make original, duplicate and master keys by code, impression or duplication using key duplicating machine,

    key cutting machine or hand filing. Must have in depth knowledge of neutralization techniques to conduct or assist

    in investigations to determine if locking devices have been tampered with. Must be able to maintain accurate key

    control files. Performs locksmith and other assigned duties aboard ships and shore installations.


    Experience Requirements – Must be knowledgeable and skilled in servicing a wide variety of locking devices and security containers including repairing, replacing or fabricating parts covered by manufacturers parts catalogs and specifications.

    • Must possess a working knowledge of geometry in order to calculate the degree of cut and angle when performing locksmith duties and possess the ability to coordinate work with personnel in other shops or trades, such as with machinists, to identify tolerances and for machining irregularly shaped parts.
    • Must have in dept knowledge of neutralization techniques when conducting investigations to determine if locking mechanisms have been tampered with. Applies expert knowledge of locks and locksmithing to serve as a consultant to management; to design and install locks/locking systems to meet special security requirements, that require the significant modification and adaptation of locking mechanisms for uses to which they were not specifically designed; and to fabricate tools and parts from a variety of materials, using welding equipment, hand tools and power tools such as grinders, lathes, milling machines, and drill presses. Must be able to develop drawings, read, plan and layout work, interpret and apply specifications as applicable.
    • The employee must have a thorough knowledge of the full range of locking devices used to meet special security objectives.
    • Shall have the ability to drive a motorized vehicle and possess a valid California “C” driver’s license.


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