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Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Assemble, install, repair, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, and dumbwaiters, using hand and power tools, and testing devices such as test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters.
    • Check that safety regulations and building codes are met, and complete service reports verifying conformance to standards.
    • Locate malfunctions in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems, using test equipment.
    • Test newly installed equipment to ensure that it meets specifications, such as stopping at floors for set amounts of time.
    • Connect electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors.
    • Read and interpret blueprints to determine the layout of system components, frameworks, and foundations, and to select installation equipment.
    • Adjust safety controls, counterweights, door mechanisms, and components such as valves, ratchets, seals, and brake linings.
    • Inspect wiring connections, control panel hookups, door installations, and alignments and clearances of cars and hoistways to ensure that equipment will operate properly.
    • Disassemble defective units, and repair or replace parts such as locks, gears, cables, and electric wiring.
    • Maintain log books that detail all repairs and checks performed.
    • Participate in additional training to keep skills up to date.
    • Attach guide shoes and rollers to minimize the lateral motion of cars as they travel through shafts.
    • Operate elevators to determine power demands, and test power consumption to detect overload factors.
    • Connect car frames to counterweights, using steel cables.
    • Bolt or weld steel rails to the walls of shafts to guide elevators, working from scaffolding or platforms.
    • 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.
    • Assemble electrically powered stairs, steel frameworks, and tracks, and install associated motors and electrical wiring.
    • Cut prefabricated sections of framework, rails, and other components to specified dimensions.

    Skills

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Troubleshooting

      Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 91770/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 44.12/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 540
    • Yearly Projected Openings 70

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Persistence
    • Independence
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Voltage or current meters
    • Screwdrivers
    • Pressure indicators
    • Levels
    • Graphic recorders

    Technology

    • Spreadsheet software
    • Facilities management software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Analytical or scientific software

    Tags

    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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