What does an apprentice do/what does a mechanic do?

IUEC apprentices and mechanics are responsible for assembling, installing, and replacing elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways and similar equipment in new and old buildings. Elevator constructors also maintain and repair this equipment and modernize older equipment.

Jobs in construction and modernization will mainly focus on assembling new equipment, installing machinery, and following a building plan.

Other roles, such as repair and service, will require troubleshooting and problem solving. Electrical and mechanical issues are common in elevator service.

The IUEC’s apprenticeship program prepares its members for all different kinds of work in the elevator industry.