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Elevator Installers and Repairers
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 56

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: Not Available

Typical Annual Salary: Not Available

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Apprenticeship

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Locate malfunctions in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems, using test equipment.
  • Check that safety regulations and building codes are met, and complete service reports verifying conformance to standards.
  • 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.
  • Adjust safety controls, counterweights, door mechanisms, and components such as valves, ratchets, seals, and brake linings.
  • Read and interpret blueprints to determine the layout of system components, frameworks, and foundations, and to select installation equipment.
  • 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.

tools & technology


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

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Facilities management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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