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Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers - 47-4021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Elevator Adjuster
  • Elevator Constructor
  • Elevator Installer
  • Elevator Mechanic
  • Elevator Repair and Maintenance Technician (Elevator Repair and Maintenance Tech)
  • Elevator Service Mechanic
  • Elevator Service Technician (Elevator Service Tech)
  • Elevator Serviceman
  • Elevator Technician (Elevator Tech)
  • Elevator Troubleshooter

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-4000 Other Construction and Related Workers
47-4020 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
47-4021.00 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers

Related Occupations


  • Adjust safety controls, counterweights, door mechanisms, and components such as valves, ratchets, seals, and brake linings.
  • Assemble electrically powered stairs, steel frameworks, and tracks, and install associated motors and electrical wiring.
  • Assemble elevator cars, installing each car's platform, walls, and doors.
  • Assemble, install, repair, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, and dumbwaiters, using hand and power tools, and testing devices such as test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters.
  • Attach guide shoes and rollers to minimize the lateral motion of cars as they travel through shafts.
  • Bolt or weld steel rails to the walls of shafts to guide elevators, working from scaffolding or platforms.
  • Check that safety regulations and building codes are met, and complete service reports verifying conformance to standards.
  • Connect car frames to counterweights, using steel cables.
  • Connect electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors.
  • Cut prefabricated sections of framework, rails, and other components to specified dimensions.
  • Disassemble defective units, and repair or replace parts such as locks, gears, cables, and electric wiring.
  • Inspect wiring connections, control panel hookups, door installations, and alignments and clearances of cars and hoistways to ensure that equipment will operate properly.
  • Install electrical wires and controls by attaching conduit along shaft walls from floor to floor and pulling plastic-covered wires through the conduit.
  • Install outer doors and door frames at elevator entrances on each floor of a structure.
  • Locate malfunctions in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems, using test equipment.
  • Maintain log books that detail all repairs and checks performed.
  • Operate elevators to determine power demands, and test power consumption to detect overload factors.
  • Participate in additional training to keep skills up to date.
  • Read and interpret blueprints to determine the layout of system components, frameworks, and foundations, and to select installation equipment.
  • Test newly installed equipment to ensure that it meets specifications, such as stopping at floors for set amounts of time.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble products or production equipment.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Evaluate construction projects to determine compliance with external standards or regulations.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Record operational or environmental data.
  • Repair electrical equipment.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits.
  • Update job related knowledge or skills.
  • Weld metal components.

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  • Shipboard Elevator Electrical Maintenance (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Shipboard Elevator Electronic/Electrical Systems Maintenance Tech (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Shipboard Elevator Hydraulic/Mechanical System Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Shipboard Elevator Mechanical Maintenance (Navy - Enlisted)
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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Accessibility and Private Residence Lift Technician
  • Elevator Constructor (Alternate Title: Elevator Constructor Mechanic)
  • Transit Elevator-Escalator Maintenance Tech

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Elevator Constructor
  • Elevator Examiner-and-Adjuster
  • Elevator Repairer
  • Elevator-Repairer Apprentice