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Lift/ Escalator Mechanics

Descriptions & Duties

  • Lift/ Escalator Mechanics install, adjust, service, maintain and repair various types of lifts.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Technical knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering

Lift/ Escalator Mechanics use a variety of power tools and hand-tools to install and repair lifts, escalators.

Troubleshooting knowledge and skills

Lift/ Escalator Mechanics must be able to diagnose and repair problems.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of relevant training courses, or an apprenticeship in the trade of Lift Electrician or Lift Mechanic, or equivalent

Professional qualification

  • Registered Lift/ Escalator Workers (You may visit Electrical and Mechanical Services Department website for registration details)


  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experiences

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$25,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$35,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$60,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-over $60,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 5-8

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 8-10

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Lift/ Escalator Mechanics normally work in building or construction sites and do strenuous physical work. They may be exposed to heights in elevator shafts and should follow precautions and wear protective equipment.


  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Hammers
  • Multimeters
  • Safety harnesses or belts
  • Screwdrivers

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