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.
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong reading, communication & numeracy skills
Strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
$57.60/Hr (2021 provincial average)
8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.
Install and wire electric and electronic control system devices
Adjust valves, seals, brake linings & other components
Install, test and adjust safety control devices
Troubleshoot 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
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Institutional and Commercial Construction
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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.