Locksmith Job

Children's Health - Engineering and Safety Careers

Job Number: 53201

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 12-9-2017



This position is responsible for maintaining the hospital key system and installation and repair of door hardware and locks within the hospital.


The following describes the basic position duties that an employee MUST be able to perform for this role. This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below DOES NOT identify all duties performed by any single person in the position.

Has developed proficiency in a wide range of processes or procedures to carry out assigned tasks

Has a good understanding of how the team integrates with others and may allocate work within a shift

Regularly provides guidance and support to more junior team members on challenging technical problems; may check others' work

Solves problems in situations that are atypical or occur infrequently based on existing precedents or procedures

Impacts the work of the team by completing and providing assistance on tasks that have quantitative and qualitative performance dimensions

Clearly and accurately exchanges moderately complex information


Maintain the hospital key system/master chart and logs

Duplicate keys as authorized by work orders for main campus and all other Children’s sites

Install, Program, maintain and repair electronic locking systems (e.g. Wireless card reader locks )

Electronic access control device ( e.g. mortise locks, electric hinges strikes etc.)

Prioritizes and schedules outstanding work requests.

Examines plans for proposed work, estimates and prepare orders for materials required.

Manage the inventory of material on hand. Identify and requisition additional material, as it is needed. Repairs and / or installs door hardware and locks.

Bore and core doors for the installation of locking systems hardware; maintain locking systems by repairing, pinning and replacing cylinders as needed.

Maintain cabinet key system - change out cam locks for desks, cabinets, etc as needed.

Subject to call back hours and weekends. Perform other duties and special projects as required.


2-3 years related / relevant experience required

5-6 years related experience preferred


High school diploma or equivalent required

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjust effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Use appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interact with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions.

Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.

Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

Develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.

Deal effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.

Effectively manage one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.

Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.

Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

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