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What is needed for getting into being a elevator installer

I am starting in job corps and looking to take either the electrical trade or the automotive trade, which trade should I take for it
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Sachin’s Answer

Hello Justin,

Thanks for the question! Here is some information about how to go about becoming an elevator installer:

Degree Level High school diploma or equivalent to begin an apprenticeship
Degree Field(s) None
License/Certification Licensing required in some states; voluntary certification available
Experience 5-year apprenticeship program
Key Skills Physical strength and stamina; strong mechanical and troubleshooting skills; attention to detail; ability to use testing equipment and tools; ability to read blueprints.

Elevator technicians install and repair escalators, chairlifts, elevators and other electronic transport equipment. Technicians might need to connect electrical wires and make adjustments to braking and control systems as well as motor switches. They also might perform preventative maintenance on elevators and keep service records. These workers typically use testing equipment to troubleshoot problems and must be adept in reading blueprints. Technicians might need to be on call to complete emergency repairs.

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Scott’s Answer

Your best bet would be contacting your local elevator company, they usually have there own school and training. But if you take the electrical path you will be more likely to be able to apply that to the job