CAW - Locksmith's Helper

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Locksmith's Helper
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under close supervision, the Locksmith's Helper assists with the installation, repinning and maintenance of locks and other related devices and provision of a key cutting service.

Normally, as the duties and responsibilities vary from year to year, he/she is expected to assume increasing responsibility and require less supervision with progress through the first, second and third years of this classification.


  • Assists the Locksmith with the installation, repair and maintenance of locks and related fittings.
  • Assists with the installation and repairs of wood and metal doors.
  • Repins locks with heavy usage, as required.
  • Assists in the installation and repair of toilet partitions and hardware.
  • Opens locks when keys are lost.
  • Assists with the installation and repair of weather stripping.
  • Cuts keys from individual lock codes as requested.
  • Records hours of work on work orders and daily time cards.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • Minimum two years experience required.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • A good knowledge of the terminology and equipment used in the trade.
  • Willingness to accept increasing responsibility relative to experience gained on-the-job.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Must adhere to all safety standards as established by the Physical Plant Department.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."

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