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Vectrus Locksmith Senior in Kuwait


This position will be physically located in Kuwait in support of LOGCAP

Under supervision of Carpenter Lead and/or Trade Shop Supervisor, the Locksmith Senior i nstalls, repairs, modifies, and opens a variety of locking mechanisms found on doors, desks, compartments, mobile equipment, safes, and vaults. Examines locking mechanism and installs new unit or disassembles unit and replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, or repairs them by filing, drilling, chiseling, and grinding; opens door locks by moving lock pick in cylinder; or opens safe locks by listening to lock sounds or drilling. Makes new or duplicate keys, using key cutting machine, changes combination by inserting new or repaired tumblers into lock, and establishes keying systems for buildings.


This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company.

  • Cuts new or duplicate keys using key cutting machines

  • Opens safes using drilling or manipulation techniques

  • Installs new or repaired tumblers into locks to change safe combinations

  • Opens locked doors without working keys by using lock picks

  • Disassembles mechanical or electrical locking devices; repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts

  • Repairs and adjusts safes, vault doors, and vault components

  • Removes and applies interior and exterior finishes on safes and vaults

  • Provides locksmith services and assists locked-out individuals in gaining access to their residences

  • Conducts preventative maintenance inspections of lock assemblies

  • Issues and receives keys and maintains spare keys in accordance with AR 190-51

  • Conducts periodic and required key-control inventories to assure accountability

  • Maintains supplies such as locksmith tools, hand tools, key blanks and tags

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Education/Certifications:

  • One year related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Must provide a copy of the diploma.

  • Must be CAC eligible and/or able to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC)

  • Locksmith certification required

  • Registered safe technician preferred

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a host nation Driver’s License, is required.

  • Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a locksmith.

  • Licenses/Certifications: N/A

  • Requires knowledge of various types of locks and keys, the ability to fabricate keys, change locks, and use the tools required for this trade

  • Must have an understanding of safety directives and polices regarding the operation of Locksmith equipment

  • Skills:

  • Keeps up-to-date on Locksmith technically and apply new knowledge to the job

  • Knowledge of servicing and maintaining all types of key-operated locking systems, mechanical and electronic cipher locking systems, mechanical and electronic combination locking systems and associated hardware and key duplication

  • Able to troubleshoot and rebuild locks, lock cylinders and locksets to include re-pinning/re-keying locks

  • Must be able to gain keyless entry to locked areas using standard locksmith and hand tools

  • Fabricate keys by code using standard code cutting equipment

  • Knowledge of MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook and other related applications preferred

  • Must have excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral

  • Works independently without supervision

  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Shall supervise junior Locksmiths

  • Working Conditions:

  • Must be capable of working in an extreme weather conditions with temperatures exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Indoor and/or outdoor environment with very adverse and harsh conditions (i.e., hot, dry, duty, desert environment with average temperatures of 30 degrees in the winter and 130 degrees in the summer months).

  • Includes some industrial production environment conditions as well.

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Work may require heavy lifting, stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical, or biological agents.

  • Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for some situations. PPE includes, but is not limited to, head, foot, torso, respiratory, vision, and hearing protective devices.

  • Must comply with all Fire and Safety Regulations and post policies.

    We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.