Elevator Installers and Repairers
On the Job
Elevator Installers and Repairers assemble, install, repair, or maintain elevators. They may work with freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Maintain mechanical equipment.
- Repair electrical equipment.
- Assemble products or production equipment.
- Cut metal components for installation.
- Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
- Install metal structural components.
- Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits.
- Weld metal components.
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
- Update job related knowledge or skills.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to high places.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Coordinating or leading others.
- High levels of competition.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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