Chenega Corporation Lead Locksmith in Houston, Texas


Company Job Title:

Locksmith- Lead

Chenega Job Title:





Johnson Space Center - Houston, TX

Reports To:

Program Manager

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date:


Approved Date:



  • TheLocksmith - Lead, JSC-NASAis primarily responsible for managing locks and keys, installing and repairing locks, lock cores and locking devices, set and change combinations of safes, fabricate and issue keys and maintain and repair safes and vaults on JSC, Ellington Field and Sonny Carter Training Facility. The Lead is also responsible for the day to day internal operations of the Locksmith Shop

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure requirements are in compliance with all related federal, state, local and NASA policies, procedures and regulations

  • Perform emergency openings, set and change combinations of safes, fabricate and issue keys, issue and control padlocks, along with maintaining work order information.

  • Assists personnel and key custodians in conducting key audits

  • Maintain inventory of spare parts and components for all locksmith assignments and duties

  • Install, repair and re-key locks, cylinder cores, evaluate and repair door locks, fabricate and provide maintenance in a timely manner

  • Evaluate, maintain and repair safes, vaults and cabinets

  • Maintain and safely operate tools and machinery in the Locksmith Shop

  • Install, repair, re-key, and fabricate keys for all locks and cylinder cores

  • Evaluate/repair safes and vaults. Change combinations when required

  • Coordinate with maintenance and construction personnel to install new locks

  • Operate Codemax keying machine utilizing computer and applicable software to look up key codes

  • Advise and consult with operations and engineering personnel regarding locking devices and other keying material

  • Complete all required reports, forms, and other documentation in accordance with established procedures

  • Develop and update Locksmith procedures as directed or needed

  • Oversee the correct and timely submission of timesheets, vacation and sick requests

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Three years of experience as a locksmith

  • Working knowledge of mechanical combination locks to include Sargent and Greenleaf, Diebold, Mosler and Simplix

  • Working Knowledge of all electronic combination locks to include Sargent, Yaletronics, Locknetics and Codetronics

  • Working knowledge of pinning cylinders utilizing multi-master key systems and side bar cylinders to include Primus, Schlage and Yale

  • Working knowledge of repairing/replacing Kaba Mas X-09 & X-10 safe locks

  • Graduate of an accredited community college and/or a combination of training, seminars, experience or education that provides knowledge required to perform tasking requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must possess valid state driver’s license

  • Must obtain and/or maintain a Locksmith certification from Associated Locksmiths of America

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have proficiency in a variety of computer software applications to include Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook and NASA developed data systems

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Physical Demands:(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 25 - 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During field work to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Organization: Chenega Security & Support Solutions

Title: Lead Locksmith

Location: Texas-Houston

Requisition ID: 1900000457