Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
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Also known as:
Elevator Adjuster, Elevator Constructor, Elevator Installer, Elevator Mechanic, Elevator Repair and Maintenance Technician, Elevator Service Technician, Escalator Installer, Escalator Mechanic, Escalator Service Mechanic, Freight Elevator Erector
|Critical decision making|| |
|Level of responsibilities|| |
|Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines|| |
|Dealing and handling conflict|| |
|Competition for this position|| |
|Communication with others|| |
|Work closely with team members, clients etc.|| |
|Comfort of the work setting|| |
|Exposure to extreme environmental conditions|| |
|Exposure to job hazards|| |
|Physical demands|| |
Connect car frames to counterweights, using steel cables.
Assemble elevator cars, installing each car's platform, walls, and doors.
Install outer doors and door frames at elevator entrances on each floor of a structure.
Install electrical wires and controls by attaching conduit along shaft walls from floor to floor and pulling plastic-covered wires through the conduit.
Participate in additional training to keep skills up to date.
Cut prefabricated sections of framework, rails, and other components to specified dimensions.
Read and interpret blueprints to determine the layout of system components, frameworks, and foundations, and to select installation equipment.
Attach guide shoes and rollers to minimize the lateral motion of cars as they travel through shafts.
Maintain log books that detail all repairs and checks performed.
Inspect wiring connections, control panel hookups, door installations, and alignments and clearances of cars and hoistways to ensure that equipment will operate properly.
Test newly installed equipment to ensure that it meets specifications, such as stopping at floors for set amounts of time.
|Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment||Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.|
|Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment||Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.|
|Making Decisions and Solving Problems||Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.|
|Performing General Physical Activities||Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.|
|Handling and Moving Objects||Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.|
|Getting Information||Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.|
|Controlling Machines and Processes||Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).|
|Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge||Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.|
|Mechanical||Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.|
|Customer and Personal Service||Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.|
|Building and Construction||Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.|
|Public Safety and Security||Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.|
|Design||Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.|
|Computers and Electronics||Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.|
|Physics||Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.|
|Engineering and Technology||Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.|
|Repairing||Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.|
|Troubleshooting||Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.|
|Equipment Selection||Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.|
|Operation Monitoring||Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.|
|Equipment Maintenance||Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.|
|Active Listening||Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.|
|Critical Thinking||Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.|
|Quality Control Analysis||Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.|