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Locksmith, Electronics

Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 18, 2022

Job Details

Posting Details

Job Specification Information

Job Posting Number


Position Title

Locksmith, Electronics

Class Title


Regular or Contingent II

Regular (PIN)

Desired Start Date




$41,944 - $55,553

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Installs, repairs, rebuilds, test and opens mechanical and electronic locks, locking systems, door closures and locking devices.

2. Repairs computerized electronic doors operators.

3. Customizes over-the-counter locking hardware to comport to the campus-wide computerized card access system.

4. Diagnoses routine safe lock problems, provides manipulation and/or drilling techniques to open time locks and high-security safes.

5. Maintains elaborate five-stage campus-wide master key system.

6. Installs low-voltage electric door strikes including transformer installation and wiring.

7. Participates in security design meetings to provide design specifications on renovations and new construction.

8. Disassembles locks, repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs and other parts. Inserts new or repaired tumblers into locks to change combination.

9. Maintains extensive and complex records of campus security system. Prepares departmental reports.

10. Provides guidance and training to other maintenance personnel. May have lead responsibility on special projects.

Minimum Qualifications

These are the job duties for required of the position


A High School Diploma or GED required.


A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience in the locksmith trade including maintenance of automatic door operators and involving electro-magnetic key access systems required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of electronic locking systems and devices. Thorough knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques used in the repair, maintenance and installation of locks, keys, locking systems and devices, and door closures. Thorough knowledge of and skill in basic mathematics including area, volume, weights, and the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions; of OSHA regulations related to the locksmith trade. Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the locksmith trade; in pinning lock tumblers in order to key locking systems and devices to individual suite, master, and grand series. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; to prepare summaries and reports; to maintain manual and automated records of key recipients and respective key codes; to communicate effectively; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must have a valid Maryland Non-Commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license. Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Background checks are conducted on all selected candidates.

This position is an essential function/employee position. Employees in this classification will be required to report to work or remain at work during inclement weather and/or other campus events or emergencies.

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are encouraged but not required for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University. This protocol is subject to change.


This is a Union position.

Bowie State University offers an excellent benefits package! This includes tuition remission including eligible dependents; choice of medical/vision plans, Carefirst BC/BS, United Health Care and Kaiser plans, dental, prescription, and life insurance, training and development, EAP ; and as eligible generous leave package including sick/bereavement, annual, personal; and winter and spring breaks.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Maryland Non-Commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum five (5) years progressively responsible experience in the locksmith trade including maintenance of automatic door operators and involving electro-magnetic key access systems?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application


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