About the Company:

We are LAUSD. We are at the forefront of innovation in public schools, with the serious work of tailoring the learning environment to better serve our community. We are technical professionals, skilled workers, support staff, executives, and community champions. We do our jobs with a sense of integrity, accountability, and pride in shaping the future.

About the Position:

A Locksmith installs, adjusts, maintains, repairs, and replaces locks, security systems, and related hardware, such as mortise locks, door closers, and panic exit devices; changes lock combinations; and makes keys.

Job Duties:

Some of the core duties will require that a job incumbent:

  • Installs locks and related hardware, including electronic access control systems, panic exit devices, and performs the carpentry necessary for installation.
  • Adjusts, maintains, repairs, and replaces door locks, padlocks, cabinet locks, utility locks, combination locks, and related hardware, such as panic exit devices, mortise locks, catches, fasteners, and door closers.
    Designs multi-level master key systems.
  • Redesigns lock cylinders to use as many as five different keys.
  • Operates a key-cutting machine, power drill, power saw, grinders, welding equipment, and other power tools.
  • Changes locker combinations and enters numbers of lockers and combinations in an official register.
  • Changes lock combinations by using code systems and code machine.
  • Repairs safes and safe-locking systems.
  • Devises systems to prevent break-ins and theft.
  • Opens or removes locks that cannot be opened by ordinary means.
  • Prepares requisitions and reports as required.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

*Please go to www.lausdjobs.org to see the full list of job duties and to apply.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $37.78 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Four years of experience as a locksmith.


A valid California Driver License.
Use of an automobile.
Special Physical Requirements:

Auditory acuity to diagnose lock malfunction by sound
Strength to lift and carry objects weighing up to 60 pounds
Visual acuity as required to inspect lock work
Ability to climb ladders up to 20 feet

Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent