Elevator Mechanic (Electronics)

Washington, D.C
Jan 21, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time

Evening Shift 1:00PM to 9:30PM

***Hours may change due to Operational Needs of Management

Major Duties:

Interprets, diagnoses, and responds to the full spectrum of elevator operational problems, e.g., power buildup problems in multi-voltage generator systems, changes in platform leveling, high maximum elevator speeds, or sudden stops or changes in elevator speed. Reads and responds to mechanical information from engineering and inspection reports including technical directions of engineering, event readings or recordings, and oscilloscope waveforms.

Interprets electronic diagrams and specifications of complete elevator bank systems. Evaluates, adjusts, and repairs new systems and invents processes to handle unexpected defects. Determines the need to modify test devices. Develops alterations to detailed schematics and maintenance procedures. Organizes efforts with professional and technical workers on changes to equipment and its functioning qualifications.

Troubleshoots electronic systems for errors for which there is little documentation. Communicates with engineers and manufacturer's representatives to examine, adjust, and develop changes, replacements or improvements to equipment to eliminate malfunctions and/or simplify repairs or operational modifications. Uses automated test equipment to recognize deficiencies in the programming or unit to correct issues. Troubleshoots errors in electronic systems. Corrects and/or repairs integrated digital control systems (Motion Control Engineering and Otis). This includes IMC Performa, I-Control, I-Box, and IMC SCR. Troubleshoots contemporary electronic control systems, requiring substantially greater skill, knowledge and responsibility to troubleshoot and adjust integrated systems and circuitry involving motion control, security lock-outs, fire protection, telecommunications, and CCTV, using keyboard computerized data navigation and non-proprietary and proprietary diagnostic tools. Performs electronic preventive maintenance, testing and adjusting complex integrated electronic controls. Must follow all relevant safety rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures.

Complies with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Ensure the use of any required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be able to pass a drug test.

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 resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related KSAs.

You must meet the definition of specialized experience.


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

You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT(S) required for this position.
  • Ability to perform the work of elevator mechanic (electronics) without more than normal supervision. (Screen Out)

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 http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 .

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

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.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

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.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.