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Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
District Of Columbia

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Repair and open locks make keys change locks and safe combinations and install and repair safes.

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Currently Employed: 70

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $24.29 - $28.62

Typical Annual Salary: $50,500 - $59,500

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Cut new or duplicate keys, using keycutting machines.
  • Cut new or duplicate keys using impressions or code key machines.
  • Disassemble mechanical or electrical locking devices, and repair or replace worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, using hand tools.
  • Set up and maintain master key systems.
  • Keep records of company locks and keys.
  • Insert new or repaired tumblers into locks to change combinations.
  • Install door hardware such as locks and closers.
  • Open safe locks by drilling.
  • Move picklocks in cylinders to open door locks without keys.
  • Install alarm and electronic access systems.

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