What do they do?

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

Also known as:

Elevator Adjuster, Elevator Constructor, Elevator Erector, Elevator Installer, Elevator Mechanic, Elevator Repair and Maintenance Technician (Elevator Repair and Maintenance Tech), Elevator Service Mechanic, Elevator Service Technician (Elevator Service Tech), Elevator Serviceman, Elevator Technician (Elevator Tech), Elevator Troubleshooter, Escalator Service Mechanic, Installer

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Elevator Installers and Repairers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in WA

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  • 19.4%

    Change

    Ranks #9 in job growth rate
    50

    Job Openings

    Ranks #30 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (2%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (8%)
  • Associate's degree  (9%)
  • Some college, no degree  (29%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (47%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (6%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Assemble products or production equipment.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Repair electrical equipment.
  • Evaluate construction projects to determine compliance with external standards or regulations.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Weld metal components.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Record operational or environmental data.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Update job related knowledge or skills.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits.
  • Cut metal components for installation.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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