Elevating Devices Mechanic
Certificate of Qualification 636E
❝ I love that every day is different. The work is challenging but also extremely rewarding both mentally and financially.❞
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 and maintenance companies.
Key Skills & Attributes
Strong reading, communication and numeracy skills
Comfortable working at great heights and in dark, confined spaces
Strong problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
Grade 12 Diploma
Math and Physics
A 4-year apprenticeship program totalling 8,000 hours of in-class theoretical training and on-site training allows you to earn while you learn. The Technical Standards and Safety Association (TSSA) regulates the Elevator industry through inspection, registration and licensing.
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 and 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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Did you know?
There are over one million elevators and escalators in North America and facilitating over 280 billion passenger trips per year. Elevators are also the safest mode of personal transportation, evidence of the excellent apprenticeship training programs.
International Union of Elevator Constructors