The Elevator Inspector conducts inspections of passenger and freight elevators, chair lifts, accessible lifts, escalators, moving walks, and dumbwaiters. These inspections take place in commercial and industrial buildings to ensure that equipment installed in the City of Milwaukee complies with federal, state and local codes.
Inspection work includes testing elevators and reviewing plans or specifications for new or existing elevator installations.
- Research the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Administrative Code Relating to Elevators, Escalators and Lift Devices, and the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances to determine compliance.
- Inspect new or existing elevators, escalators, moving walks, moving ramps, dumbwaiters, and other types of passenger and freight elevators to ensure compliance with the applicable codes.
- Identify faulty or inadequate construction methods or code violations during on-site inspections.
- Supervise drop tests of safety devices under the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services on all elevators, as required by the State Elevator Code.
- Advise owners, contractors, builders, architects, and other elevator installation personnel of modifications necessary for elevators to become compliant with current regulations.
- Explain code violations and other issues to owners of buildings, business representatives, and professionals. Draft and send to owners legally enforceable orders to correct conditions in cases of noncompliance.
- Investigate and resolve referrals and service requests from citizens, alderpersons, and representatives of other departments.
- Work courteously, cooperatively, and effectively with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here.
The Elevator Inspector must have the following physical abilities:
- Physical ability to climb ladders and to ride on top of elevator cars.
- Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 30 lbs. without assistance; ability to carry and transport job-related tools and equipment to the inspection site.
- Ability to use tools and devices related to elevator and escalator inspection.
1. Four years of experience in the mechanical and/or electrical aspects in the elevator industry and is a person deemed to meet the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1 Code definition of “elevator personnel” * (see below) and has documented training AND at least one year of experience performing inspections and performing or witnessing tests as specified in ASME A17.1 Sections 8.10 or 8.11 and A18.1. This year may be concurrent with the four years of experience.
Two years of college coursework in an elevator industry related engineering field AND at least one year of experience performing inspections and performing or witnessing tests as specified in ASME A17.1 Sections 8.10 or 8.11 and A18.1.
Meet the definition of “elevator personnel”* (see below) and have documented training AND at least one year of experience performing inspections and performing or witnessing tests as specified in ASME A17.1 and A18.1 as one of the following:
a) an Elevator Inspector performing inspections for an enforcing authority, OR
b) an Elevator Inspector trainee working under the direct supervision of an Elevator Inspector performing inspections for an enforcing authority, OR
c) an Elevator Inspector performing inspections and licensed by or under the jurisdiction of an enforcing authority, OR
d) an Elevator Inspector trainee licensed by or working under the direct supervision of a licensed Elevator Inspector performing inspections and working under the jurisdiction of an enforcing authority.
*Persons deemed to meet the ASME A17.1 Code definition of “elevator personnel” are described as “Persons who have been trained in the construction, maintenance, repair, inspection, or testing of equipment.”
2. Certification by ASME as a QEI-1 Elevator Inspector at the time of appointment and throughout employment.
3. Possession of a State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Elevator Inspector License at the time of appointment and throughout employment. For more information on how to obtain this credential, call 608-266-2112, email DspsSbCredentialing@wi.gov, or visit http://dsps.wi.gov/Home.
4. Valid driver’s license and availability of a properly insured automobile at the time of appointment and throughout employment; a car allowance will be provided.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date completed.
The current salary range (Pay Range 2HN) is $78,342, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $80,692.
Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.
The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program.
· APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.
· If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
· The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
“The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.”