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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Class Code:B7451



This is skilled work at the journey level in the installation and repair of locks and making keys.

Work involves responsibility for the installation, alteration, servicing and repair of a variety of locks. Work includes the repair and opening of mechanical and electrical locks, and making keys and changing lock combinations using a variety of hand tools and special equipment. An additional responsibility includes the fabrication of parts for the repair of obsoletes locks. Job assignments are received in the form of oral or written instructions. Work is ordinarily checked by the satisfactory performance of the equipment installed or repaired.


Repairs and opens defective locks; changes lock combinations; disassembles door locks, padlocks, combination locks, and handcuffs; replaces worn or broken parts; changes tumblers for new combinations.

Uses lock pick to open locks where no key is available.

Makes repairs to jail electrical lock system; adjusts timers, line brushes, solenoids, capacitors, resistors, rectifiers and related parts of lock systems.

Fabricates parts for repair of obsoletes locks using drill press, lathe, grinders and special hand tools.

Installs master key floor and building lock systems; works with journey level tradesmen in the installation of locks in wood and metal doors.

Makes new and duplicate keys using key cutting machine.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools of the locksmith trade.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Knowledge of the repair and maintenance characteristics of a wide variety of mechanical and electrical locks.

Knowledge of the necessary equipment for the fabrication or repair of locks and other locking devices.

Ability to install, alter, repair and maintain a variety of mechanical and electrical locks.

Ability to work from sketches and plans and to understand and effectively follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to make accurate estimates of time and materials.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

Skill in the use and care of the tools, machinery and equipment of the locksmith trade.


Graduation from high school; experience as a journey level locksmith; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Facilities Management
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R1/91


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