About the job
Elevator installers and repairers—also known as elevator mechanics—work to install, repair, and maintain elevator, escalator, moving walkway, and lift systems.
What you'll do
Both repairing and installing elevators require knowledge of electrical systems. Elevator mechanics may install control panels and electric motors by using testing equipment such as ammeters and voltmeters to diagnose electrical problems.
Becoming an elevator mechanic
A high school diploma or equivalent is required to become an elevator mechanic. High school coursework that includes mathematics, mechanical drawing, and the industrial arts may help applicants prepare for apprenticeship positions.
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What you'll get paid
The average starting salary is $79,480-$94,030