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Assist Elevator Mechanic with all aspects of installation and modernization of elevator
equipment from ground breaking to final inspections.
Assist elevator crew or teams with the following functions, depending on phase of project:
Follow all safety practices and wear appropriate PPE, as directed.
Assemble, install, and replace elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways, and similar
equipment in new and old buildings / or for modernizing older equipment.
Learn / study knowledge of electronics, electricity, and hydraulics.
Assist with the transportation of material, weights or supplies – as needed.
Study blueprints to determine the equipment needed to install rails, machinery, car enclosures, motors,
pumps, cylinders, and plunger foundations.
Working on scaffolding or platforms, installers bolt or weld steel rails to the walls of the shaft to guide
Install electrical wires and controls by running tubing, called conduit, along a shaft’s walls from floor
to floor. Once the conduit is in place, mechanics pull plastic-covered electrical wires through it. They
then install electrical components and related devices required at each floor and at the main control
panel in the machine room.
Bolt or weld together the steel frame of an elevator car at the bottom of the shaft; install the car’s
platform, walls, and doors; and attach guide shoes and rollers to minimize the lateral motion of the car
as it travels through the shaft.
Install the outer doors and door- frames at the elevator entrances on each floor.
May install geared or gearless machines with a traction drive wheel that guides and moves heavy steel
cables connected to the elevator car and counterweight. (The counterweight moves in the opposite
direction from the car and balances most of the weight of the car to reduce the weight that the
elevator’s motor must lift.)
Elevator installers also install elevators in which a car sits on a hydraulic plunger that is driven by a
pump. The plunger pushes the elevator car up from underneath, similar to a lift in an auto service
In addition to elevators and escalators, may install devices such as dumbwaiters and material lifts—
which are similar to elevators in design—as well as moving walkways, stair lifts, and wheelchair lifts.
Additional tasks as needed to keep field operations running effectively.