Lift Mechanic

Lift Mechanics design, install, maintain, service and repair electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment.
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    Overview

    Lift Mechanics design, install, maintain, service and repair electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment.

    Day-to-day

    • examines blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequence and methods of operation
    • measures and lays out insulation reference points
    • selects, cuts and connects wire and cable to terminals and connectors
    • uses instruments to trace and diagnose faults
    • repairs and replaces faulty wiring and defective parts
    • positions and installs electrical switchboards
    • connects electrical systems to power supply
    • tests continuity of circuit
    • installs, tests and adjusts electric and mechanical parts of lifts.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Lift Mechanic

    • You usually need a certificate III in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) to work as a Lift Mechanic. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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