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.