On a daily basis, Elevator Technicians Assemble, install, repair, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, and dumbwaiters, using hand and power tools, and testing devices such as test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters.
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Tools of the Trade
What Elevator Mechanics Love About Their Trade
New challenges every day.
Get to work alone.
Using big cool tools.
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
High startup cost but very high likelihood of success.
This trade does not easily transition into others.
This trade will make you a master of everything--mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, rigging--you name it, we do it. And we get paid like kings.
The best part about being an elevator mechanic is how many things we can do. Pretty much anything! The pay doesn't hurt either ; )
We do it all. We get paid accordingly. Go union!
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