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Elevator Mechanic

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Elevator Mechanic
Department Facilities, Engineering, & Planning
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18177
Open Date 11/03/2017
Close Date
Salary Information

$22.50 – $29.52/hour

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

The Elevator Mechanic provides technical skills in order to maintain and repair campus elevators and other mechanical systems. This person inspects, repairs, and maintains elevators (traction and hydraulic), chair lifts, and stage lifts. S/he responds to elevator trouble calls and performs corrective maintenance. The Elevator Mechanic performs annual elevator safety inspections and assists and monitors elevator contractors as required.

Education Required HS Diploma or equivalent
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

Trade school, formal apprenticeship, or technical associates degree.

Experience Required 3 years
Type of Experience

Directly related experience installing, repairing or maintaining passenger elevators.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred
License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred

- Certification as a professional elevator repairer or installer.
- National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC).
- Certified Elevator Technician (CET) or equivalent.

Skills Required

Must be able to use all standard tools and instruments of the elevator trade, including computers, solid state logic probes, computerized electronic diagnostic equipment, volt ammeters, amp probes, meggars, tachometers, and numerous power hand tools.

Skills Preferred

Experience troubleshooting microprocessor-based electronic and relay-logic controllers.

Internal / External Contacts

Within the University:
1. Routinely works with other department’s staff and campus administrators including engineers, Zone Managers, campus customers, faculty, academic deans, and department heads.
2. Coordinates work activity with maintenance staff and impacted building occupants to minimize disruption.
3. Responsible for coordinating with the Facilities Service Center, FE&P supervisors and representatives from various departments.
4. Insures good communication regarding planned work.

Outside the University:
Occasional contact with contractors on campus and city elevator inspectors.

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift loads and climb stairs, ladders, scaffolding, and work around confined areas with piping and wiring obstructions as needed to access equipment. Requires moderate to heavy physical activity that includes the ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs., bend, stoop, climb, balance, stand, and walk up to eight hours per day. Occasionally required to enter utility tunnels and confined spaces.

Working Conditions

Physical Environment:
Work is performed primarily in the field in buildings on campus.
1. Requires exposure to high voltage electricity, high noise levels, rotating, and other potentially dangerous equipment.
2. Requires work in mechanical rooms, attics, crawl spaces, non-conditioned spaces and dusty, dirty, and wet conditions.
3. Requires personal protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety shoes, and safety glasses.

Difficulties:
1. Must be able to deal with stressful situations and critical issues with diplomacy.
2. Must be able to work effectively as part of a team, receiving direction, and planning time and productivity to meet deadlines.

Work Hours:
1. After hours work may be required or other work outside the regular schedule may be needed. This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.
2. Available on a continuous “on call” basis for response to problems and emergencies that affect campus operations.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12246

Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Assists and monitors elevator contractors as required.
- Monitors new elevator installations and generates punch lists upon completion.
- Reviews new construction and modernization documents.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Performs annual elevator safety inspections and five year load tests with an elevator inspector.
- Performs monthly Phase I and Phase II Fire Service Tests on all campus elevators.
- Stays aware of local and national elevator codes and standards.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Attends required training.
- Maintains knowledge of local and national elevator codes and standards.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Works proactively to prevent accidents and maintains a safe work environment for other employees and contractors. Performs work with only safely functioning tools and required safety equipment as well as necessary mechanical and electrical testing equipment. Ensures that each job is handled in the safest manner possible.

Percentage of Time 10
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Inspects, repairs, and maintains elevators (traction and hydraulic), chair lifts, and stage lifts.
- Responds to elevator trouble calls and performs corrective maintenance.

Percentage of Time 60

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have three years of directly related experience installing, repairing or maintaining passenger elevators?
    • Yes
    • No