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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

To perform, in accordance with all applicable state and other safety codes, work in the fabrication, installation, modification, modernization, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic circuitry, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic equipment, systems and controls, fixtures and wiring for elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair, dock and scissors lifts, vertical reciprocating conveyers, dock levelers and other special elevating devices. 

Responsibilities*

To perform, in accordance with all applicable state and other safety codes, work in the fabrication, installation, modification, modernization, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic circuitry, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic equipment, systems and controls, fixtures and wiring for elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair, dock and scissors lifts, vertical reciprocating conveyers, dock levelers and other special elevating devices. 

Fabricate, repair and install control and distribution apparatus, including, switches, relays, resistance tubes, rectifiers, electronic control boards, transformers and power supplies. Fabricate, modify, maintain, repair, calibrate and adjust complex electronic circuitry and electronic mechanical equipment, including controllers, selectors and dispatching equipment, power operated door mechanisms and car safety mechanisms. Connect wiring to lighting fixtures and elevator power equipment using hand tools. Inspect, dismantle and repair motors and generators, replacing bearings, bushings, carbon brushes, springs and brush holders. Inspect and adjust or replace contacts, shunts, springs, armatures and coils in relays, selectors and controllers. Inspect, dismantle and repair hoisting machines, including bearings, gears, shafts, brake shoes and brake mechanisms. Analyze malfunctions of electrical and electronic equipment using test equipment, such as voltmeter, ammeter, oscilloscope, ohmmeter, computers and any other diagnostic equipment used for troubleshooting. Diagnose malfunctions in electronic circuitry and relay systems and perform or coordinate the repair of electronic circuitry and control systems, including the replacement of electronic relay components. Inspect, test and adjust electronic elevator boards. Select materials, methods, equipment and tools to be used in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of electronic circuitry and equipment of elevating systems. Inspect, disassemble, repair and reassemble hydraulic pumps, valves and traction elevating machines. Replace cables on all elevating devices. Repair or replace elevator wiring in the machine space, hoist way, car or pit. Perform demolition activities including removal of devices from service. Perform safety tests in accordance with state regulations, and perform fire service checks. Perform the process of stoning, grinding, and undercutting the commutators on motors and generators. Clean, lubricate, repair, and replace motors, gears, motor generators, governors, sheaves, rails, bearings, truss assemblies, packings and other components.

Inspect, repair, reset or replace contacts on control panels, doors, switches, disconnects and other devices. Inspect, maintain or replace doors, tracks, cab interiors, flooring, car sills, door re-opening devices, outer door opening mechanisms, gibs, escalator steps, handrail drive chains, guides, balustrades, skirts, decking, comb teeth, rollers and handrails.

Inspect, clean and repair governors, buffers and exhaust fans on car tops. Inspect, repair or replace car, machine room and hoist way lighting. Connect and disconnect motors, gears, motor generators and other devices. Inspect, maintain and install indicator panels and components such as buttons, Braille tags, cover plates, lights, emergency phones and smoke detectors. Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, specifications and wiring diagrams. Repair hydraulic leaks, dispose of hydraulic oil and clean up spills in accordance with OSEH and other safety regulations. Hoist and rig material for installation or repair. Paint equipment in machine rooms, pits, hoist ways and car tops. Prepare records and service reports of materials and time expended. Clean assigned area of work to include all equipment, machine spaces, top of elevator cars, pits and hoist ways. 

 

Required Qualifications*

Graduation from high school and specialized training in electrical and electronic repair work is necessary. Completion of an apprenticeship program in elevator maintenance and repair work or equivalent is desirable. Considerable knowledge of the tools, equipment, methods and materials involved in mechanical, electrical and electronic repair work is necessary. Considerable experience in the installation, maintenance, modernization, modification and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment and devices or elevator systems is necessary. Possession of a valid journeypersons Class A or B license issued by the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services Bureau of Construction Codes & Fire Safety – Elevator Safety Division is necessary. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, specifications and wiring diagrams, and function in a team work environment is necessary.

Licensure & Certification

Possession of a valid journeypersons Class A or B license issued by the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services Bureau of Construction Codes & Fire Safety – Elevator Safety Division is necessary. 

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 7am to 3:30pm

The candidate for this position may be asked to work overtime and may be asked to respond to emergency calls during afterhours. 

 

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the U-M Skilled Trades Union, Inc., which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.