Elevating Devices Mechanic

Certificate of Qualification 636E

“My job makes office & residential towers feasible. We get the call when the elevator doesn’t get you where you need to be.”

Elevating devices mechanics construct, install, service and maintain elevating devices including elevators, lifts and escalators. You may specialize in installation, maintenance or repair and will be employed by elevator manufacturers and/or elevator installation & maintenance companies.


  • Install and wire electric and electronic control system devices

  • Adjust valves, seals, brake linings & other components

  • Install, test and adjust safety control devices

  • Trouble-shoot mechanical or electrical systems failures

  • Test equipment & repair or replace parts

  • Carry out preventative maintenance programs to ensure public safety

  • Maintain logbooks that detail all checks & repairs performed

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Strong reading, communication & numeracy skills

  • Strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Physical fitness

Employment Sectors

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

Apprenticeship Program

8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Entrance Requirements

  • High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)

Journeyperson Wage Rate

$62.62/Hr (2023 Provincial Average)

Did you know?

There are over one million elevators & escalators in North America & facilitating over 280 billion passenger trips per year. Elevators are also the safest mode of personal transportation.

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