Lock Mender

The tasks a Locksmith is expected to perform include:

Fitting, assembling, installing and repairing locks

Finalizing the parts by accurately sizing components, setting levers, riveting, etc.

Studying design, sketch or model of locks to be made

Checking for accuracy of fit by supplementary tooling to remove defects

Assembling and fitting parts in frame and reverting body to make the complete lock

Testing the completed lock for locking and unlocking with appropriate key

Dismantling defective locks, repairing or replacing damaged parts

Setting the defective parts right by setting or filing levers, riveting, etc.

Opening jammed locks using special scriber to release levers and springs

Making parts of locks by hand

Knowledge of different components/parts of a lock

Aware of different types of locks

Skilled in reading blueprints or design charts of locks to be made

Skilled in accurately sizing components required in repairing locks

Proficient in studying design, sketch or model of locks

Skilled in testing the finished lock for locking and unlocking with the new key

Skilled in making parts of locks by hands

Proficient in using special scriber to release levers and springs in case of jammed locks

Will be updated



Ability to work independently


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 20,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Capital Goods and Construction Industry in India

CII has branded the Capital Goods and Manufacturing industry in India as a strong, resilient and vibrant manufacturing sector. In 2011-12, the size of the capital goods industry was estimated to be 5,00,000 crore, the domestic demand was valued at 2,35,000 crore and the exports were valued at 2,65,000 crore.

The Indian construction industry has been playing a vital role in overall economic development of the country, growing at over 20% compound annual growth rate over the past 5 years and contributing ~8% to GDP.

Locks are an important part all structures, and hence the growth in construction will also affect its demand. Locks are not only used in new construction but have a recurring demand from old construction structures also.

Considering all this it is safe to state that the job profile of a Locksmith will witness a lot of growth and demand in the future.

Lock making companies

Cities and towns across India