Repairs and opens locks, makes keys, and changes locks and safe combinations. May install and repair safes.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Cuts new or duplicate keys, using keycutting machines.
- Cuts new or duplicate keys using impressions or code key machines.
- Disassembles mechanical or electrical locking devices, and repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, using hand tools.
- Sets up and maintains master key systems.
- Keeps records of company locks and keys.
- Inserts new or repaired tumblers into locks to change combinations.
- Installs door hardware such as locks and closers.
- Opens safe locks by drilling.
- Moves picklocks in cylinders to open door locks without keys.
- Installs alarm and electronic access systems.
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