CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Elevator Installers and Repairers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Elevator Installers and Repairers
Summary Job Description Tasks
Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters. 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.
Test newly installed equipment to ensure that it meets specifications, such as stopping at floors for set amounts of time.
Locate malfunctions in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems, using test equipment.
Check that safety regulations and building codes are met, and complete service reports verifying conformance to standards.
Connect electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors.
Adjust safety controls, counterweights, door mechanisms, and components such as valves, ratchets, seals, and brake linings.
Read and interpret blueprints to determine the layout of system components, frameworks, and foundations, and to select installation equipment.
Inspect wiring connections, control panel hookups, door installations, and alignments and clearances of cars and hoistways to ensure that equipment will operate properly.
Disassemble defective units, and repair or replace parts such as locks, gears, cables, and electric wiring.
Maintain log books that detail all repairs and checks performed.
Participate in additional training to keep skills up-to-date.
Attach guide shoes and rollers to minimize the lateral motion of cars as they travel through shafts.
Connect car frames to counterweights, using steel cables.
Bolt or weld steel rails to the walls of shafts to guide elevators, working from scaffolding or platforms.
Assemble elevator cars, installing each car's platform, walls, and doors.
Install outer doors and door frames at elevator entrances on each floor of a structure.
Install electrical wires and controls by attaching conduit along shaft walls from floor to floor, then pulling plastic-covered wires through the conduit.
Cut prefabricated sections of framework, rails, and other components to specified dimensions.
Operate elevators to determine power demands, and test power consumption to detect overload factors.
Assemble electrically powered stairs, steel frameworks, and tracks, and install associated motors and electrical wiring.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Elevator Installers and Repairers
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Elevator Installers and Repairers
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Elevator Installers and Repairers
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Elevator Installers and Repairers
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software Facilities management software
Elevator Controls INTERACT Analytical or scientific software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Troubleshooting software Analytical or scientific software
WORLD Electronics Freedomware Analytical or scientific software
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Ammeters Ammeters
Amp meters Voltage or current meters
Cable tensionmeters Tensiometers
Capacity testers Capacitance meters
Commutator stones Grinding machines
Conduit benders Conduit benders
Cutting torches Blow torches
Diagonal cutting pliers Diagonal cut pliers
Disk grinders Power grinders
Dollies Dollies
Electricians' knives Utility knives
Event recorders Graphic recorders
Fuse testers Circuit tester
Graphic data recording meters Graphic recorders
Grease guns Grease guns
Hacksaws Saws
Hammers Hammers
Hoists Hoists
Hydraulic pressure gauges Pressure indicators
Insulated pliers Linemans pliers
Ladders Ladders
Laser levels Levels
Levels Levels
Logic probes Electronic measuring probes
Longnose pliers Longnose pliers
Measuring tapes Tape measures
Megohmmeters Megohmmeters
Micrometers Micrometers
Millivoltmeters Voltage or current meters
Multimeters Multimeters
Notebook computers Notebook computers
Ohmmeters Ohmmeters
Open end wrenches Open end wrenches
Oscilloscopes Oscilloscopes
Personal computers Personal computers
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
Phase rotation meters Phasemeters
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
Power drills Power drills
Power saws Power saws
Pressure gauges Pressure indicators
Programmable logic controllers PLC Microcontrollers
Pump pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
Resistance testers Calibrated resistance measuring equipment
Safety harnesses Safety harnesses or belts
Scaffolding Scaffolding
Scrapers Cleaning scrapers
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Signal generators Signal generators
Slings Slings
Soldering irons Soldering irons or guns
Spring scales Pull spring balances
Tablet computers Tablet computers
Tachometers Tachometers
Temperature profile recorders Thermographs
Test lamps Voltage or current meters
Two way radios Two way radios
Vacuum pumps Vacuum pumps
Voltmeters Voltage or current meters
Welders Welders
Wire brushes Wire brushes
Wire cutters Wire cutters
Wire strippers Stripping tools
Work platforms Platform lift
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Elevator Installers and Repairers
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Over 4 years, up to and including 10 years
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 4 years, up to and including 10 years
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Elevator Installers and Repairers
Alternate Job Title(s)
Accessibility Lift Technician
Elevator Adjuster
Elevator Builder
Elevator Constructor
Elevator Erector
Elevator Examiner and Adjuster
Elevator Installation and Repair Maintenance Worker
Elevator Installer Apprentice
Elevator Mechanic
Elevator Mechanic Apprentice
Elevator Repair and Maintenance Technician
Elevator Repairer
Elevator Repairer Apprentice
Elevator Service Mechanic
Elevator Service Technician
Elevator Serviceman
Elevator Technician
Elevator Troubleshooter
Escalator Installer
Escalator Mechanic
Escalator Service Mechanic
Freight Elevator Erector
Hydraulic Elevator Constructor
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Elevator Installers and Repairers
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