UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

ELEVATOR MECHANIC

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8836 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

DEFINITION

Perform journey-level work on elevators and similar lift equipment.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions allocated to this class are distinguished by the requirement for performing specialized work to maintain, adjust, and repair elevators, hook lifts, dumb waiters, overhead movable cranes and hoists, etc.

TYPICAL WORK

Inspect, adjust, and maintain hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical components installed in elevators, dumb waiters, escalators, moving walks, an hoists;

Repair or replace motors, cables, door mechanisms, valves, and a variety of other electrical and mechanical components used in an elevator or conveyor system.

Search for and diagnose malfunctions in electrical and hydraulic systems; use electrical measuring and testing instruments to check control and safety devices; conduct preventative maintenance programs;

Keep informed of applicable codes and safety regulations;

Operate a variety of hand and power tools;

May lead or instruct helpers as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an elevator mechanic; OR full journey status as an elevator mechanic in a union; OR four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Examination Requirements:

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

New Class: 1-3-73
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05