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Elevator Constructor

What does a Elevator Constructor do?

Elevator Constructors install, modify, service and repair electric and hydraulic elevators, personnel and man hoists, moving walkways, stagelifts, escalators and related equipment.

- They do prepatory construction work, including steel work, wiring and piping.
- They install doors and frames, guide railes, elevator, escalator and walkway chassis.
- They connect car frames to counterweights with cables and assemble elevator cars.
- They wire electronic control system equipment.
- They test, adjust and repair equipment if necessary.

What kind of person makes a good Elevator Constructor?

Elevator Constructor might be the job for you if you:

- Work well without supervision
- Can do detailed and precise work
- Are mechanically inclined
- Are willing to keep up to date with innovations in the field.

How do I become a Elevator Constructor?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1800 hours of on the job training each year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Elevator Constructor.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Elevator Constructor work?

Elevator Constructors most often work for elevator manufacturers and independent firms that contract them to install, service and maintain elevator equipment. 95 per cent of Elevator Constructors in Alberta work in the construction and manufacturing industries.

How much does a Elevator Constructor make?

On average, Elevator Constructors in Alberta make $27.00 an hour.

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