Elevator Mechanic (Electronics)

Washington, D.C
Jun 26, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Full Time

TOUR OF DUTY: DAY - Monday through Friday, 1:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ​

*** The mechanic is designated as "Emergency / Essential" and will be required to report to work during emergencies and inclement weather conditions. ***

Experience with high-speed elevators is highly desired but not required.

The mechanic will perform a variety of Elevator Mechanic and electronic functions in connection with the inspection, upkeep, modification and repair of elevators, lifts, escalators, and other industrial apparatuses. D uties quoted at WG-12.

  • Performs complex mechanical and electronic duties including working with magnetic amplifiers, variable voltage regulators, and computer units that interrelate with a variety of operation and control circuits, multi-voltage elevator systems to adjust the resistance or capacitance to increase or decrease power capacity and rate of flow within predetermined limits. This requires a working knowledge of Central Processing Units, Pulse Drives, digital velocity encoders, triacs, digital drives, operating AMPs, bridge rectifiers, closed loop operators, Eproms, Voice Annunciation, modems, and digital phones. Installs, modifies, overhauls, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs complex electronic equipment to maintain a complete operational system.
  • Must clean and maintain all elevator equipment. Applies advanced knowledge in troubleshooting and adjusting elevators with complex dispatching, high-speed circuitry and advanced electronic leveling requiring the use of service tools, electrical prints, trouble shooting manuals and computers to obtain a greater accuracy in elevator control.
  • Utilizes advanced knowledge in analyzing and adjusting elevator controls and drive systems in elevators. Adjusts and programs dispatching and scheduling up peak and down peak times for faster and more reliable service and decreased wait times.
  • Applies advanced knowledge of AC/DC electrical systems and be able to troubleshoot and adjust integrated systems and related electronic circuitry involved in intelligent motion control systems. Programs and adjusts security features, fire protection and digital telecommunication systems. Must be able to utilize computer based diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting.
  • Applies advanced knowledge of hydraulic system theory and be able to adjust valve operation for optimum performance, ride quality and longevity of motors, valves and related equipment. Properly inspect a hydraulic cylinder for leaks and repack cylinder head if necessary. Make repairs to cylinder pitting due to electrolysis and scratches, by honing and repacking the cylinder. Change out faulty Pumps, Motors, Valves, Seals, Bearings, Belts and worn Pulleys. Perform a full load static pressure test for advanced leak detection.
  • Performs PM and service repair work on escalator main drive assemblies, adjusting and repairing step chains, tracks, step treads, comb plates, hand rails, drive sprockets, wheels, tensioning devices and safety features. Adjust escalators, brakes and handrails to code compliant standards.
  • Applies expert knowledge in adjusting, troubleshooting and programing the following MCE, Courion and GAL systems, VVMC, 1000 VVC 2 G DF drive, IMC Performa, Digital 12 pulse drives, IMC SCR drives, IMC AC drives, HMC 1000 drives and I control drives. Courion Model MP Door controller system. Gal Closed loop door operator system.
  • Must display extensive knowledge in adjusting and troubleshooting Gal closed loop door operators using a service-tool. Adjusts load weighing sensors, preventing rollback and oscillation. Must adjust and calibrate motor and brake drive parameters, calibrate floor offset adjustments, set absolute floor encoding for position encoders to obtain optimum performance, leveling control and overall ride quality to decrease wait times.
  • Conducts independent annual and 5 year inspection testing according to safety code for elevators and escalators under the direction of a QEI certified Elevator Inspector and makes any repairs deemed necessary.
  • Creates work orders in the WEBTMA system and follows written and oral directions from Supervisors. Must be able to complete work orders resulting from PM work and building inspections.
  • Makes complex adjustments of controls on integrated systems , such as Intelligent Motion Control (IMC), Silicon Control Rectifiers (SCR) and variable resistors that include all elevator functions, CCTV, security lock-outs, fire recall, and telecommunications.
  • Applies basic troubleshooting knowledge and adjustments of High-speed, Moderate and Low-speed elevator controllers and related components, door operators, leveling units, floor positioning systems, other speed controls and limit switch operation.
  • Performs PM tasks on Dumbwaiters, Elevettes, Scissor lifts and Escalators. Performs inspections of Main drive assemblies, Step chains, Tracks, Step treads, Comb plates, Hand rails, Drive sprockets, Wheels, Tensioning devices and Safety features.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related elements.
  • Obtained an Elevator Mechanics license through an accredited program.

To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  • A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
  • A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
  • A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States.


You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

SCREEN-OUT: Ability to perform the work of elevator mechanic (electronics) without more than normal supervision which includes working independently, showing job responsibility and exercising initiative.

WG-11: Possesses operational knowledge of the mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic philosophies related to the work performed.

WG-12: Possesses in-depth knowledge of the mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic philosophies related to the work performed.

License - Completed and obtained an Elevator Mechanics license through an accredited program such as National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP), Certified Elevator Technicians (CET), or have completed Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ( WMATA) mechanic training and be a licensed mechanic.

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

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DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

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The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

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