lift escalators

Lifts & escalators

Lifts and escalators are a feature of any major building. In our ever expanding urban environment, the demand for well trained technicians is on the rise.

Careers information

What does it involve?

Lift technicians need to have:

  • knowledge of electronics and electrical theory
  • knowledge of mechanics and engineering
  • knowledge of lift mechanics
  • knowledge of building warrant of fitness requirements.

What kind of jobs could I do?

Lift technicians:

  • discuss clients' requirements
  • install lifts and escalators
  • modify circuitry in lifts and escalators
  • monitor performance of lifts or escalators with a computer
  • maintain lifts and escalators and fix faults
  • free people who become trapped in lifts.

How much could I earn?

Icn Money

Per year

$80k - $100k


Click here for more details on the Careers NZ website.

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National qualifications

This qualification is designed to enable people employed in the Lifts and Escalators industry to gain recognition for the relevant skills and knowledge required by industry expressed in terms of competency.

People awarded with this qualification are able to safely install, test and service a range of traction and hydraulic lifts and escalators systems to comply with statutory standards and to meet customer requirements.

This qualification has been designed with specialist strands to accommodate the principle sectors of Installation and Servicing within the Lifts and Escalators discipline.

Click here for the NZQA qualification overview.