Elevator technicians install and repair escalators, chairlifts, elevators and other electronic transport equipment. Technicians might need to connect electrical wires and make adjustments to braking and control systems as well as motor switches. They also might perform preventative maintenance on elevators and keep service records. These workers typically use testing equipment to troubleshoot problems and must be adept in reading blueprints. Technicians might need to be on call to complete emergency repairs.
Elevator technicians typically need physical strength and stamina as well as strong mechanical and troubleshooting skills. They must demonstrate attention to detail and have the ability to use testing equipment and tools.