Lift and escalator electromechanic

Lift and escalator electromechanic

“A lift and escalator electromechanics carries out the installation, maintenance, repair and modernisation of lifts and escalators”

Lift and escalator electromechanics carry out the installation, maintenance, repair and modernisation of lifts and escalators, depending on their chosen specialism. Whatever specialism you choose, you’ll ensure that the lift or escalator it’s safe for use and free from defects. The skills you’ll employ when conducting this work are of a complex nature and draw on knowledge and experience of a wide range of equipment, mainly comprising mechanical traction or hydraulic systems of varying complexity operating at low, medium and high speeds, controlled by a microprocessor or analogue control technology. You’ll install new, high-technology equipment, maintain and repair older equipment, and work to modernise lifts and escalators, replacing the majority of mechanical, hydraulic, electric and electronic parts to leave an up to date, modern machine in place. Other duties will include assembling, adjusting, aligning, calibrating and setting out electrical, electronic and mechanical components, interpreting wiring and layout diagrams specific to lifts and escalators, and following safe systems of work.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: DT, science and maths

Entry requirements: Three GCSEs or level 2 equivalent, including maths, English and a science, technology or engineering subject

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum