Elevator Mechanic Job Description

Elevator Mechanic Job Description

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Elevator mechanic provides access for future maintenance and avoids unsightly, hazardous and unreliable wiring consistent with specifications and local electrical codes.

Elevator Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective elevator mechanic job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included elevator mechanic job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Stays aware of local and national elevator codes and standards
Maintains knowledge of local and national elevator codes and standards
Locate and determine causes of trouble in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems using test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters
Perform preventative maintenance in accordance with published schedules, operating procedures, and equipment warranties
Locates and determines causes of trouble in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems using test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters
Adjust, inspect, and test electrical and electronic elevator control boards
Diagnose malfunctions in electrical and electronic circuitry and relay systems and repair electrical and electronic circuitry and control systems
Repair printed circuits by replacing resistors and electronic relay components
Calibrate, fabricate, modify, maintain, and repair adjust electrical and electronic circuitry and electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical equipment, including controllers, selectors, dispatching equipment, power-operated door mechanisms, and car safety mechanisms
Connect wiring to lighting fixtures and elevator power equipment, using appropriate tools

Elevator Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Elevator Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MRPT, DOS, QEI

Education for Elevator Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the elevator mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Military, Associates, Education, Supervision, General Education

Skills for Elevator Mechanic

Desired skills for elevator mechanic include:

Equivalent
Minor rigging equipment
Portable power units and mechanical fastening devices
Principles and processes involved in operating and maintaining elevators at an overseas facility
Local and national elevator codes and standards
Principles and processes for providing excellent customer services
Applicable US Electrical Codes and acceptable trade practices also
Otis service tool and Kone kcm831 controllers
Applicable US Electrical Codes and acceptable trade practices
Approved safety devices and practices

Desired experience for elevator mechanic includes:

Dismantle, inspect, and repair elevator equipment, dumb waiters, and related power lifts in such functional areas as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and hydraulic
Test continuity of electrical and electronic circuits in installed or repaired elevator equipment, using electrical and electronic measuring instruments
Inspect and repair loose contacts on control panels and doors
Perform safety tests, including governor and weight tests, in accordance with State of Michigan regulations
Inspect and repair hydraulic systems
Analyze malfunction of electrical equipment, using ammeter, voltmeter, ohmmeter, drawings, and visual inspection

Elevator Mechanic Examples

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Elevator Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an elevator mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for elevator mechanic
  • Lubricate drive motors, governors, sheaves, drive wheels, and bearings
  • Clean, inspect, remove grease and dirt, and lubricate braking mechanisms
  • Replace elevator cables
  • May staff the swing shift elevator trouble truck and respond to a wide variety of service calls
  • Log preventive maintenance services performed
  • Assist in erecting barricades and placing warning signals around work sites
  • Assist in loading and unloading tools, materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Perform minor welding and cutting in support of primary assignments
  • Evaluate complex functions and malfunctions in elevator and powered lift systems and take corrective action
  • Perform complex repairs, installations, alterations, and maintenance of specialized elevator and powered lift systems, including electronic controls
Qualifications for elevator mechanic
  • Develop, fabricate, and implement innovative compositions, methods, materials, and equipment to meet specialized needs
  • Adjust, calibrate, fabricate, modify, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic circuitry and electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical equipment for all elevator systems
  • Analyze malfunction of electrical and electronic equipment, using ammeter, voltmeter, ohmmeter, electronic test equipment, drawings, schematics, and visual inspection
  • Design and interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications
  • All duties and responsibilities of the Mechanic Elevator I classification
  • Evaluates complex functions and malfunctions in elevator and powered lift systems and take corrective action
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Elevator Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of elevator mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for elevator mechanic
  • Adjusts, calibrates, fabricates, modifies, maintains, and repairs electrical and electronic circuitry and electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical equipment for all elevator systems
  • Performs safety tests, including governor and weight tests, in accordance with State of Michigan regulations and National Elevator Code A171 to determine whether all parts of installation/repair conform to the requirement of the applicable code or regulations and whether the required safety devices function as required
  • Analyzes malfunctioning electrical and/or electronic equipment, using ammeter, voltmeter, ohmmeter, electronic test equipment, drawings, schematics, and visual inspection
  • Designs, interprets, and reads architectural and installation blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications, including hoistway and machine room layouts
  • Collects, interprets and prepares detailed reports, recommendations, records, and similar materials for supervisory and management use
  • Uses of computer software programs including project management, facilities management, word processing, spreadsheet, and dynamic database software
  • All duties and responsibilities of the Mechanic Elevator II classification
  • Assists and monitors elevator contractors as required
  • Monitors new elevator installations and generates punch lists upon completion
  • Reviews new construction and modernization documents
Qualifications for elevator mechanic
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the testing, inspection, repair and servicing of elevators
  • Performs annual elevator safety inspections and five year load tests with an elevator inspector
  • Performs monthly Phase I and Phase II Fire Service Tests on all campus elevators
  • Works proactively to prevent accidents and maintains a safe work environment for other employees and contractors
  • Inspects, repairs, and maintains elevators (traction and hydraulic), chair lifts, and stage lifts
  • Responds to elevator trouble calls and performs corrective maintenance
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Elevator Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of elevator mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for elevator mechanic
  • Performs scheduled maintenance and minor repairs to elevator and hoist way mechanical system which includes but is not limited to replacing door rollers and gibs
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, to include major repairs and all required safety tests
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain the various types of automation elevators, including drum, hydraulic and traction machines
  • Maintain and service associated operation equipment such as controllers, selectors, generators, cab and hatch doors, controls and safety equipment
  • Review and interpret electrical circuit diagrams for the maintenance and safe operation of conveyance equipment including passenger & freight elevators, continuous belt manlifts, pallet lifts & special purpose elevators
  • Perform preventative maintenance on rack and pinion industrial elevators
  • Trouble-shoot and diagnose problems in electric brakes, motors, switches, variable frequency drives
  • Cleans, lubricates and adjusts relays, controls, door operators and elevator pits as needed
  • Repair and/or replace faulty components to return elevator to fully operational status
  • Makes periodic elevator inspections to ensure safe and efficient operations as scheduled by preventive maintenance computer print-out
Qualifications for elevator mechanic
  • At least three years of experience in maintenance and repair of both cable and hydraulic elevators
  • Thorough knowledge of city and state building codes and elevator codes
  • Familiar with major elevator manufacturers and equipment
  • Must possess valid/current City of Los Angeles Department of Building Services Elevator Mechanic Journey Level License and State of CA Certified Competent Conveyance Mechanic (CCCM) General Certification
  • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an Elevator Mechanic
  • Completion of recognized apprenticeship or trade school program as an electrician
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Elevator Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an elevator mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for elevator mechanic
  • Answers trouble calls and makes all necessary repairs
  • Orders tools, parts, and equipment required for maintenance and repair of elevators
  • Reviews and recommends plans and specifications for new elevators
  • Work without direction on standard preventative maintenance and extensive repairs
  • Diagnose problems, plan and complete work required, identify and order parts
  • Maintain and modify crane assemblies and all related equipment and facilities including, motors, guarding, drives, bearings, controls, gear boxes
  • Strong mechanical and electrical fundamental and safety knowledge (schematics, precision measurement tools, LOTO
  • Maintain and modify crane assemblies and all related equipment and facilities including, motors, guarding, drives, bearings, controls, gear boxes, etc
  • Fabricate, repair and install control and distribution apparatus, including, switches, relays, resistance tubes, rectifiers, electronic control boards, transformers and power supplies
  • Fabricate, modify, maintain, repair, calibrate and adjust complex electronic circuitry and electronic mechanical equipment, including controllers, selectors and dispatching equipment, power operated door mechanisms and car safety mechanisms
Qualifications for elevator mechanic
  • The incumbent should have strong electrical and mechanical skills
  • Must be able to obtain a DOS or DoD security clearance
  • Must possess a valid California Certified Competent Conveyance Mechanic certificate
  • In lieu of education, five years of related experience, having working knowledge of AC/DC motors and motor controlled circuits required
  • An Elevator repair license or certification is required
  • Elevator Mechanic certification or license a plus
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Elevator Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of elevator mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for elevator mechanic
  • Inspect, dismantle and repair motors and generators, replacing bearings, bushings, carbon brushes, springs and brush holders
  • Inspect and adjust or replace contacts, shunts, springs, armatures and coils in relays, selectors and controllers
  • Inspect, dismantle and repair hoisting machines, including bearings, gears, shafts, brake shoes and brake mechanisms
  • Analyze malfunctions of electrical and electronic equipment using test equipment, such as voltmeter, ammeter, oscilloscope, ohmmeter, computers and any other diagnostic equipment used for troubleshooting
  • Diagnose malfunctions in electronic circuitry and relay systems and perform or coordinate the repair of electronic circuitry and control systems, including the replacement of electronic relay components
  • Inspect, test and adjust electronic elevator boards
  • Select materials, methods, equipment and tools to be used in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic circuitry and equipment of elevating systems
  • Inspect, disassemble, repair and reassemble hydraulic pumps, valves and traction elevating machines
  • Replace cables on all elevating devices
  • Repair or replace elevator wiring in the machine space, hoist way, car or pit
Qualifications for elevator mechanic
  • Possession of a valid State of Michigan Class A or B Elevator License
  • Possess and maintain Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification
  • 3 years or more of Elevator Mechanic experience a plus
  • Job duties include, upgrading, installation, testing refinishing and repairing existing equipment, event support, working in temples, maintaining any conveyance that we are assigned to maintain
  • This position requires 24 hour on-call support and travel
  • May be assigned to help train an apprentice

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