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An elevator mechanic is someone who constructs, modernizes, repairs, or services conveyances. Typically elevator mechanics only work on elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts, moving walkways, and other equipment providing vertical transportation. In many countries, particularly in North America, the elevator mechanic belongs to a trade, called Elevator Constructors. In this profession, labor unions have a large impact on who works as an elevator mechanic, depending on the country they work in. Local codes and laws only allow certain people with permits, to work on conveyances like elevators.
Elevator installers are required to lift and carry heavy parts and equipment. They are also required to work overtime when elevators are needed to be repaired quickly. Many workers are on call 24 hours a day.
Becoming an elevator mechanic
Elevator installers go through formal apprenticeships to learn the trade and a few states require a license.
Elevator mechanic's median annual wage was $70,910 in May 2010.
Elevator installer jobs are expected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024 which is greater than the growth of all other jobs.
- "Elevator Installers and Repairers: Occupational Outlook Handbook : US Bureau of Labor Statistics". Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
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