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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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