Escalator/Elevator Journey Technician

Washington D.C
Aug 19, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Full Time

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate, and satisfactory completion of an acceptable vocational school and/or training program in elevator/escalator.

Considerable knowledge of and have performed satisfactorily the duties of a licensed Elevator/Escalator technician, and possesses a certified Elevator/Escalator Technical License for a period of not less than two (2) years.


Possession of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia motor vehicle Operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence. A safe driving record with no more than four (4) points accumulated over the past three (3) years.

Certified Elevator/Escalator License required.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

This is highly skilled technical elevator/escalator maintenance and repair work. The incumbent is responsible for performing complex maintenance and repair tasks on elevators and escalators and troubleshooting related problems. Employees are assigned moderately difficult to complex elevator/escalator work in WMATA facilities and field locations to handle all normal aspects of the job, using all standard approaches, methods, procedures, tools and equipment. Existing rules regulations and procedures govern the work but employees use considerable judgment in interpreting and applying them to unusual or nonstandard situations. Employees make most work decisions independently but refer technical policy or procedural questions to a supervisor for decision. Existing rules, regulations and procedures govern the work but employees use considerable judgment in interpreting and applying them to unusual or nonstandard situations. Employees frequently develop and refine their own work routines and are expected to carry assignments through to completion independently. Work is reviewed in general terms through spot checks and occasional checking of results by a Supervisor or Master Technician.

Troubleshoots, repairs and installs a variety of elevator/escalator systems.

Assists in the replacement or installation of elevator/escalator components and fixtures.

Repairs and overhauls defective components, operates devices to test performance, lubricates and cleans components and equipment. Makes major adjustments to functional components, devices and control instruments.

Dismantles elevator/escalator units to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, ladders and hand and power tools.

Repairs electrical support equipment.

Responds to equipment trouble reports, determines problem(s) and repairs and restores the elevator/escalator equipment to serviceable status.

Follows established ethical practices, laws and codes in completing assignments.

Performs assignments in accordance with established maintenance and safety rules, regulations and procedures. Adheres to codes established by the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) and ANSI/ASME.

Complies with established safety rules and regulations.

Operates an Authority vehicle as required.

Attends on-the-job and formal training classes.

Maintains cleanliness of work area.

Works variable days, shifts and hours as required.

Performs duties of a Mentor and other duties as required.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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