Under general supervision, inspects, maintains, calibrates, modifies electrical and
electronic circuitry and electrical, electronic, hydraulic and mechanical equipment
of passenger and freight elevator systems and power lift systems.
1. Conducts diagnostic tests for malfunctions in elevator and other conveying systems by
using specialized computer based diagnostic software and standalone programming tools from
various elevator control manufacturers.
2. Installs, repairs, replaces, calibrates, and reprograms elevator control system
equipment, such as microprocessor based computerized floor selectors, electronic motor
variable frequency drives, door operators, velocity encoders and other electrical,
electronic and high pressure elevator hydraulic systems.
3. Reads and interprets blueprints, diagrams, sketches, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic
and electrical schematics and job specifications.
4. Performs elevator safety inspections and maintains appropriate records.
5. Responds to elevator emergencies and may assist in rescue efforts.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED required.
EXPERIENCE: Four years recent, active and progressively responsible experience in the
elevator industry, in construction, maintenance, and service or repair of
elevators as an elevator technician/mechanic.
OTHER: Employees in an Elevator Technician position must be licensed as an elevator mechanic by
the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations. Certification by a nationally
recognized training program (such as NAEC, etc.) as an Elevator Technician preferred and
participation in mandated continuing education program to keep licensure and/or certification
Thorough knowledge, skills and experience in maintaining and upgrading elevators.
Experience troubleshooting and repairing complex single and multiphase AC and DC
variable speed motor drives and controls, various types of elevator relay logic or
solid state control systems using conventional diagnostic equipment along with
specialized computer based manufacturers diagnostic tools. Comprehensive knowledge
of OSHA and other applicable regulations and codes related to the elevator trade.
Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, drawings, electronic and
electrical schematics, and specifications. Ability to work in, around, over and
under fixed machinery and equipment; to work from ladders and scaffolding; to
manipulate heavy equipment, tools and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently
manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous and
irritating environments, confined spaces, elevator shafts and pits; to wear and
work with personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT