Lift mechanics assemble, install, adjust, maintain and repair electric and hydraulic freight and passenger lifts and escalators.
Duties & Tasks
Lift mechanics may perform the following tasks:study drawings and lay out the position of steelwork, guide rails, motors, pumps and cylinders
install lift guide rails and check that they are correctly aligned
install cables, counterweights, pumps, motor foundations, escalator drives, lift cars, doors, entrance frames, and safety and control devices
connect electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors
test and adjust assemblies, including cables, wiring and electric controls, and adjust safety devices such as brakes and speed governors
carry out regular maintenance programmes on lifts and escalators
use laptop computers in the field for tuning and diagnostic work in fault finding
find the causes of faults in motors, brakes, switches and electrical and electronic control systems
repair hydraulic or mechanical brakes by adjusting or replacing valves, ratchets, seals and brake linings.
Lift mechanics working on installation and modernisation projects generally work in teams on building construction sites. In these instances they work closely with building and other specialist tradespeople.par Lift mechanics are required by state and territory government regulations to wear protective clothing, including a safety helmet, goggles, gloves, shield, spats and safety shoes or boots.par Lift mechanics may need to work weekends, on call or after hours to perform emergency repairs. They may also spend a great deal of time traveling to various locations.
enjoy technical work
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
normal colour vision
able to work at heights and in confined spaces
good communication skills
good interpersonal skills
aptitude in mechanical and electrical reasoning
able to work independently or as part of a team.