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Career Details :: Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
Repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Cuts new or duplicate keys, using key-cutting machine.
- Repairs and adjusts safes, vault doors, and vault components, using hand tools, lathes, drill presses, and welding and acetylene cutting apparatus.
- Inserts new or repaired tumblers into lock to change combination.
- Keeps record of company locks and keys.
- Disassembles mechanical or electrical locking devices and repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, using hand tools.
- Removes interior and exterior finishes on safes and vaults and sprays on new finishes.
- Opens safe locks by drilling.
- Moves picklock in cylinder to open door locks without keys.
- Installs safes, vault doors, and deposit boxes according to blueprints, using equipment such as powered drills, taps, dies, truck crane, and dolly.
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General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Performing General Physical Activities
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Provide a Service to Others