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

  • 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.

  • Manufacturing of door furniture from metal

    The manufacture of metal items that can be attached to a door in order to support its function and appearance. The manufacture of padlocks, locks, keys, hinges and the like, and hardware for buildings, furniture, vehicles etc.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Cut keys

    Use machines or tools to cut profiles of keys.

  • Carry out inventory planning

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • 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.

  • Repair lockable devices

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Locksmith
  • Locksmith- maintenance engineer
  • Lead locksmith/facilities management
  • Building maintenance worker
  • Locksmith technician
  • Locksmith/electronics
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