Job ProfileLift Service Technician

Whether it’s in a shopping centre, office, hospital or any other multi-storey building, lifts are working hard to transport people from floor to floor. With such constant use they need regular care and attention – that’s where you could come in!

As a lift technician you’ll be carrying out maintenance and repair work in all types of buildings. The job also includes the installation of components such as motors, cable and microprocessors that make the lift work.

A good head for problem solving is essential! You’ll need to be proficient in both mechanical and electrical systems, understand technical drawings and be able to find a solution to the problems presented to you.

Good communication skills are also important, as you’ll need to give advice and guidance about the lifts and how they work to your customers.

Training/ Qualifications

You’ll need the industry recognised S/NVQ Level 3 electrotechnical qualification – an apprenticeship is the best route to gain this if you’re starting out in your career.

There are qualifications for lift servicing and maintenance that you can undertake to gain specific skills in this area.

Progression opportunities

Once you’ve gained the relevant experience you can progress to a supervisory or managerial role, or with further training you could develop your electrical skills in other areas of the industry.