Installation Technicians/Workers' Training and Skill Certification

Nature of the Work

Elevator installers and repairers-also called elevator mechanics or erectors

Elevator Mechanic assemble, install, maintain and replace elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways, and similar equipment in new and old buildings.

Erector Installs together the steel frame of an elevator car at the bottom of the shaft; install the carīs platform, walls, and doors; and attach guide shoes and rollers and install the outer doors and door frames at the elevator entrances on each floor.

They also are responsible for modernizing older equipment. Elevator installers and repairers must have a thorough knowledge of electronics, electricity, and hydraulics. Elevator installers put in electrical wires and controls, install electrical components and related devices required at each floor and at the main control panel in the machine room.

Installers and repairers also install dumbwaiters and material lifts-which are similar to elevators in design-as well as moving walkways, stair lifts, and wheelchair lifts.

Once an elevator is operating properly, it must be maintained and serviced regularly to keep it in safe working condition.

Elevator installers and repairers generally do preventive maintenance-such as oiling and greasing moving parts, replacing worn parts, testing equipment with meters and gauges, and adjusting equipment for optimal performance. They also troubleshoot and may be called in to do emergency repairs.

Working Conditions

Most elevator installers and repairers work a 48-hour week.

However, overtime is required when essential elevator equipment must be repaired, and some workers are on 24-hour call. Workers who specialize in elevator maintenance are on their own most of the day and typically service the same elevators periodically.

Elevator installers lift and carry heavy equipment and parts, and may work in cramped spaces or awkward positions. Potential hazards include falls, electrical shock, muscle strains, and other injuries related to handling heavy equipment. Most work is performed indoors in buildings under construction or in existing buildings.


Beginning start at about Rs 6000/- to Rs. 7000/- depending on skill level and knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be 20 years of age.
Must have passed high school .