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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 610E
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


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.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

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.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
New class code, formerly 5345, effective July 1, 2007.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.