CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes. Cut new or duplicate keys, using keycutting machines.
 
Keep records of company locks and keys.
 
Insert new or repaired tumblers into locks to change combinations.
 
Move picklocks in cylinders to open door locks without keys.
 
Disassemble mechanical or electrical locking devices, and repair or replace worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, using hand tools.
 
Repair and adjust safes, vault doors, and vault components, using hand tools, lathes, drill presses, and welding and acetylene cutting apparatus.
 
Install safes, vault doors, and deposit boxes according to blueprints, using equipment such as powered drills, taps, dies, truck cranes, and dollies.
 
Open safe locks by drilling.
 
Remove interior and exterior finishes on safes and vaults, and spray on new finishes.
 
Cut new or duplicate keys using impressions or code key machines.
 
Set up and maintain master key systems.
 
Install door hardware such as locks and closers.
 
Install alarm and electronic access systems.
 
Unlock cars and other vehicles.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Certified Master Locksmith (CML)
Certified Master Safe Technician (CMST)
Certified Master Safecracker (CMS)
Certified Registered Locksmith (CRL)
Forensic Locksmith
Key Maker
Keysmith
Lock Expert
Lock Fitter
Lock Setter
Lock Technician
Lockmaker
Locksmith
Locksmith Apprentice
Road Service Locksmith
Safe Expert
Safe Technician
Safe and Vault Installer
Safe and Vault Mechanic
Safe and Vault Service Mechanic
Service Technician
Time Lock Expert
Vault Installer
Vault Service Mechanic
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
 
 
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