Building Access Locksmith

Location: Palo Alto, CA


  • Install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain doors, frames, commercial lock/security hardware including locks, keying systems, door hardware, automatic electric door operators, electronic access system, related building access and security systems and hardware
  • Complete all work in accordance with applicable codes and industry workmanship standards
  • Produce and/or modify doors for locks
  • Cut new keys; replace broken or lost keys
  • Produce and/or modifying key cores to coincide with keying data
  • Perform inspections and preventative maintenance on doors, door hardware, card access devices, and Tele-entry Door King System
  • Cleans, maintains, adjusts, calibrates and services equipment used in the performance of duties
  • Install, service, replace, and remodel doors, frames and store fronts
  • Monitors work done by outside contractors for adherence to housing specifications and reports back to supervisor


  • Ability to perform high-level commercial locksmith work
  • Ability to correctly troubleshoot, repair, replace, install doors, frames, related hardware
  • Ability to utilize features of applicable access control systems
  • Read and work from plans, drawings, and blueprints as appropriate to trade
  • Maintain computerized inventory and master locking systems records
  • Assist in training other similarly-classified staff
  • Ability to follow and give oral and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with manager, coworkers, customers
  • Able to build and maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population
  • Meet the physical demands of the job including standing, kneeling, bending, stooping for extended periods, ability to lift 75 pounds, work from ladders, exposure to weather