two male Lift Mechanics at work adjusting an elevator mechanism of a lift with a spanner

Lift Mechanic

Lift Mechanics design, install, maintain, service and repair electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment.

Overview

Lift Mechanics design, install, maintain, service and repair electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment.

Day-to-day

  • examines blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequence and methods of operation
  • measures and lays out insulation reference points
  • selects, cuts and connects wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • uses instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • repairs and replaces faulty wiring and defective parts
  • positions and installs electrical switchboards
  • connects electrical systems to power supply
  • tests continuity of circuit
  • installs, tests and adjusts electric and mechanical parts of lifts.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Lift Mechanic

  • You usually need a certificate III in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) to work as a Lift Mechanic. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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