NOC 7318 – Elevator constructors and mechanics



Elevator constructors and mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair freight and passenger elevators, escalators, moving walkways and other related equipment. They are employed by elevator construction and maintenance companies.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Main Duties

Elevator constructors and mechanics perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read and interpret blueprints to determine layout of system components
  • Perform preparatory construction work including steel work, wiring and piping
  • Install elevators, escalators, moving walkways, dumbwaiters and related equipment according to specifications
  • Connect car frames to counterweights with cables and assemble elevator cars
  • Install and wire electric and electronic control system devices
  • Install, test and adjust safety control devices
  • Test operation of newly installed equipment
  • Troubleshoot electrical or mechanical systems failures
  • Disassemble defective units and repair or replace worn or suspect parts
  • Adjust valves, ratchets, seals, brake linings and other components
  • Carry out preventative maintenance programs to ensure public safety.

Elevator constructors and mechanics may specialize in construction, maintenance or repair.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four- to five-year apprenticeship program
    A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in elevator construction or repair is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Elevator constructor and mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

All Titles

  • apprentice elevator mechanic
  • dumbwaiter installer-repairerdumbwaiter installer-repairman, dumbwaiter installer-repairwoman
  • elevator adjuster
  • elevator builder
  • elevator constructor
  • elevator constructor and mechanic apprentice
  • elevator constructor-mechanic
  • elevator erector
  • elevator installer
  • elevator maintenance mechanic
  • elevator mechanic
  • elevator mechanic (non-construction)
  • elevator mechanic apprentice
  • elevator repair mechanic
  • elevator repairerelevator repairman, elevator repairwoman
  • escalator installer
  • escalator installer-repairerescalator installer-repairman, escalator installer-repairwoman
  • escalator mechanic (non construction)
  • escalator repairerescalator repairman, escalator repairwoman
  • escalator repairman/woman
  • installer, elevator
  • journeyman/woman elevator constructorjourneyman elevator constructor, journeywoman elevator constructor
  • journeyman/woman elevator mechanicjourneyman elevator mechanic, journeywoman elevator mechanic
  • maintenance mechanic, elevators
  • mechanic, elevator
  • moving walkway installer-repairer


  • Elevator inspectors (See 2262 Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers)
  • Supervisors of elevator constructors and mechanics (See 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)



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