Job Description Locksmith

A Locksmith is a highly specialized tradesperson who installs, fixes and maintains locks for residential, commercial and industrial clients. They help people in emergency situations, and also design and install new locking systems to keep people and their property safe. It is a job that is often “on-call”, meaning that they can be contacted at all hours of the day and night by clients who need assistance.

5 Requirements to be Locksmith

  1. Complete an apprenticeship program with a qualified Locksmith
  2. Register with the provincial trade association (ex. The Association of Ontario Locksmiths)
  3. Become licensed, bonded and insured as your jurisdiction requires
  4. Learn to use all tools and equipment safely and correctly
  5. Be familiar with many different types of locking systems to troubleshoot as need

What does a Locksmith do ?

Many Locksmiths work as independent contractors, meaning that they can take on many different clients and jobs. Locksmiths are often called in emergency situations, where people have locked themselves out of their home, business or vehicle. Locksmiths can also work as part of construction and security teams, installing and maintaining locking systems on residential, commercial and industrial properties. A Locksmith’s duties can include:

  • Unlock cars, houses and businesses for their respective owners
  • Repair locks and doors on residential and commercial properties
  • Recommend and install specific locking mechanisms for new buildings
  • Upgrade locking systems to ensure continued operation and safety
  • Respond to emergency situations involving locks and keys

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