Elevating Device Mechanic
ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade
Elevating Device Mechanics inspect, install, maintain, service and repair elevating devices such as passenger elevators, freight elevators, observation elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walkways, freight platforms and stage lifts. They must understand electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems and be able to troubleshoot and diagnose problems. They generally work for elevator construction and maintenance companies.
Related trades include Machine Fitter, Industrial Electrician and Electric Motor Rewind Mechanic.
Education, Training, Experience and Skills Required:
- Grade 12 education or ministry-approved equivalent
- Completion of a four to five year apprenticeship program
- Recommended high school courses include: English, mathematics, physics, manufacturing technology
- To be successful, you should have good independent problem-solving skills, be able to work in dark and confined spaces, enjoy troubleshooting and repairing various types of systems, and be in good physical condition
How to get Trade Certification:
- Complete a four to five year apprenticeship program
- Pass the Certificate of Qualification exam to receive both a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification with journeyperson status
- Interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification is NOT available
Range from $19 to $41 per hour