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Elevator constructors and mechanics

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7318

Elevator constructors and mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair freight and passenger elevators, escalators, moving walkways and other related equipment. They are employed by elevator construction and maintenance companies.

Job Duties for Elevator constructors and mechanics

  • Read and interpret blueprints to determine layout of system components
  • Perform preparatory construction work including steel work, wiring and piping
  • Install elevators, escalators, moving walkways, dumbwaiters and related equipment according to specifications
  • Connect car frames to counterweights with cables and assemble elevator cars
  • Install and wire electric and electronic control system devices
  • Install, test and adjust safety control devices
  • Test operation of newly installed equipment
  • Troubleshoot electrical or mechanical systems failures
  • Disassemble defective units and repair or replace worn or suspect parts
  • Adjust valves, ratchets, seals, brake linings and other components
  • Carry out preventative maintenance programs to ensure public safety.
Elevator constructors and mechanics may specialize in construction, maintenance or repair.

Working Conditions for Elevator constructors and mechanics

Work is performed indoors, where safety precautions should be followed to prevent injury from machine and tool usage.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Elevator Mechanic
  • Dumbwaiter Installer-repairer
  • Elevator Adjuster
  • Elevator Builder
  • Elevator Constructor
  • Elevator Constructor And Mechanic Apprentice
  • Elevator Constructor-mechanic
  • Elevator Erector
  • Elevator Installer
  • Elevator Maintenance Mechanic
  • Elevator Mechanic
  • Elevator Mechanic (non-construction)
  • Elevator Mechanic Apprentice
  • Elevator Repair Mechanic
  • Elevator Repairer
  • Escalator Installer
  • Escalator Installer-repairer
  • Escalator Mechanic (non Construction)
  • Escalator Repairer
  • Escalator Repairman/woman
  • Journeyman/woman Elevator Constructor
  • Journeyman/woman Elevator Mechanic
  • Moving Walkway Installer-repairer
  • Elevator Constructor
  • Elevator Mechanic
  • Elevator Mechanic Apprentice
  • Escalator Repairer