7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics | Canada NOC |

7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics

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.


Index of titles

Example 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

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

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.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Completion of a four- to five-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in elevator construction or repair is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.

Elevator constructor and mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Additional information

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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