Profession locksmith

Locksmiths install and repair mechanical and electronic lock systems using specialized tools. They cut and make duplicated keys for their clients and open locked doors in emergency situations. Locksmiths may also provide advice on security measures.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Locking mechanisms

    Types and characteristics of locking devices and key types such as tumble, rotating disc or rotating pin.

  • Electronic locks

    Locking devices that use electric current to operate. Electronic locks use motors, solenoids, or magnets to actuate the lock. Often, electronic locks have an access control system and require authentication, such as passwords, fingerprints or chip cards.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Skills

  • Use locksmith equipment

    Use specialised tools and equipment to operate on locking devices and keys such as lock picks, tension wrenches, key turners and lever picks, destructive opening tools and grinders and milling machines.

  • Calculate quotations for security devices services

    Calculate and present quotations for the installation or maintenance services to be provided to clients, according to their door devices, costs and schedules.

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • Install lockable devices

    Install security locking devices, such as automatic doors, lockers and keying systems, in compliance with specifications and building safety codes and regulations.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Carry out inventory planning

    Determine the optimal quantities and timings of inventory in order to align it with sales and production capacity.

  • Repair lockable devices

    Provide repairing and troubleshooting services for automatic door openers, door closing devices and other access control systems, in compliance with specifications.

  • Read technical datasheet

    Read and understand the technical specifications describing the characteristics and functionality mode of a product, component or machine, usually provided by the manufacturer.

  • Cut keys

    Use machines or tools to cut profiles of keys.

Optional knowledge and skills

building's electronic access equipment security in commercial buildings metal joining technologies respond to emergency calls for repairs maintain facility security systems types of metal allocate keys use power tools operate control systems advise on strengthening security ensure compliance with purchasing and contracting regulations train employees write records for repairs manage alarm system metal bending techniques electricity