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Certificate of Qualification 636E

Elevating Devices Mechanic

An Elevating Devices Mechanic is a skilled tradesperson who installs, maintains, and repairs elevators, escalators, and other lifting devices in buildings. They use a variety of tools and equipment to assemble, install, and adjust elevating devices, ensuring that they operate efficiently and safely. Elevating Devices Mechanics must have a good understanding of technical drawings and schematics and be able to troubleshoot and diagnose problems with elevating devices. They work in a variety of settings, including commercial buildings, residential homes, and industrial facilities, and must follow strict safety regulations to prevent accidents and injuries.

Required Skills & Features

  • Strong reading, communication & numeracy skills

  • Strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Physical fitness

Minimum Standards

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


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

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $58/Hr


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