Mount Sinai Careers

Per Diem Locksmith

New York, New York
Support Services

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal. 

Engineering Facilities Management
Req. 75240

Job Title: Per Diem Locksmith


The role of Locksmith is to maintain the master keying system, and perform Locksmith duties as required. Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Hospital Center.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks:
  • Insures the Security of the hospital premises and property by maintaining a master keying system, and sees that the lock cylinder is keyed to the individual, floor Master, Sub-Floor Master, Building Master, and the Great Grand Master and can be opened by at least the Great Grand Master.
  • Maintains an accurate and up-to-date record of the key codes for every lock in the hospital, including all 8300 doors, all lockers, desks, file cabinets, safe deposit boxes, narcotic cabinets, padlocks, etc.
  • Translates these codes into cylinder combinations to duplicate keys as needed, produces keys and maintains records of who they are issued to.
  • Regularly inventories supplies of key blanks, locks and other materials needed, in order to maintain an appropriate stock level.
  • Evaluates, based on hospital needs and experience as locksmith, the quality of venders’ product and service and recommends various vendors.
  • Confers with the Director of Engineering on funds needed to operate the Locksmith Shop and accounts for all money spent on an annual basis.
  • Assists the Director and Manager of Engineering in evaluating Security needs and analyzing areas where significant losses or problems exist, by examining locks, keying, etc., and recommending and/or designing and installing new devices.
  • Prepares reports showing work performed, supplies used and on hand, and costs for the Locksmith Shop.
  • Prepares a hook number log of all keys in the hospital.  The log must be written in the same manner as the Roosevelt site, to insure both sites are uniform.  Performs other duties as required.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area.
  • Repairs lock and door checks and ReKeys locks
  • Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community.
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned or perform other duties when necessary.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, Applicable work experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.    
  • 1 year as a locksmith, exposure to large master keying system, knowledge of security helpful. 
  • New York City - Locksmith License required
  •  Exposure to noise from key cutting machine, lifting, bending, kneeling to repair locksets, operating electrical machines.  Small working area, standing or walking most of the day.

Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


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Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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