Elevator Mechanic (Electronics)


Posted on: May 5, 2022

Salary: $0

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Superintendent Library Buildings and Grounds, Elevator Section. The position primarily works on hydraulic or cable elevators. The selectee will also perform a variety of Elevator Mechanic and electronic functions in connection with the inspection, upkeep, modification and repair of elevators, lifts, escalators, and other industrial apparatuses.

To apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/648035700

Primary Responsibilities:


TOUR OF DUTY: DAY - Monday through Friday, 1:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ​

*** The mechanic is designated as "Emergency / Essential" and will be required to report to work during emergencies and inclement weather conditions. ***

Experience with high-speed elevators is highly desired but not required.

The mechanic will perform a variety of Elevator Mechanic and electronic functions in connection with the inspection, upkeep, modification and repair of elevators, lifts, escalators, and other industrial apparatuses. Duties quoted at WG-12.


  • Performs complex mechanical and electronic duties including working with magnetic amplifiers, variable voltage regulators, and computer units that interrelate with a variety of operation and control circuits, multi-voltage elevator systems to adjust the resistance or capacitance to increase or decrease power capacity and rate of flow within predetermined limits. This requires a working knowledge of Central Processing Units, Pulse Drives, digital velocity encoders, triacs, digital drives, operating AMPs, bridge rectifiers, closed loop operators, Eproms, Voice Annunciation, modems, and digital phones. Installs, modifies, overhauls, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs complex electronic equipment to maintain a complete operational system.
  • Must clean and maintain all elevator equipment. Applies advanced knowledge in troubleshooting and adjusting elevators with complex dispatching, high-speed circuitry and advanced electronic leveling requiring the use of service tools, electrical prints, trouble shooting manuals and computers to obtain a greater accuracy in elevator control.
  • Utilizes advanced knowledge in analyzing and adjusting elevator controls and drive systems in elevators. Adjusts and programs dispatching and scheduling up peak and down peak times for faster and more reliable service and decreased wait times.
  • Applies advanced knowledge of AC/DC electrical systems and be able to troubleshoot and adjust integrated systems and related electronic circuitry involved in intelligent motion control systems. Programs and adjusts security features, fire protection and digital telecommunication systems. Must be able to utilize computer based diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting.
  • Applies advanced knowledge of hydraulic system theory and be able to adjust valve operation for optimum performance, ride quality and longevity of motors, valves and related equipment. Properly inspect a hydraulic cylinder for leaks and repack cylinder head if necessary. Make repairs to cylinder pitting due to electrolysis and scratches, by honing and repacking the cylinder. Change out faulty Pumps, Motors, Valves, Seals, Bearings, Belts and worn Pulleys. Perform a full load static pressure test for advanced leak detection.
  • Performs PM and service repair work on escalator main drive assemblies, adjusting and repairing step chains, tracks, step treads, comb plates, hand rails, drive sprockets, wheels, tensioning devices and safety features. Adjust escalators, brakes and handrails to code compliant standards.
  • Applies expert knowledge in adjusting, troubleshooting and programing the following MCE, Courion and GAL systems, VVMC, 1000 VVC 2 G DF drive, IMC Performa, Digital 12 pulse drives, IMC SCR drives, IMC AC drives, HMC 1000 drives and I control drives. Courion Model MP Door controller system. Gal Closed loop door operator system.
  • Must display extensive knowledge in adjusting and troubleshooting Gal closed loop door operators using a service-tool. Adjusts load weighing sensors, preventing rollback and oscillation. Must adjust and calibrate motor and brake drive parameters, calibrate floor offset adjustments, set absolute floor encoding for position encoders to obtain optimum performance, leveling control and overall ride quality to decrease wait times.
  • Conducts independent annual and 5 year inspection testing according to safety code for elevators and escalators under the direction of a QEI certified Elevator Inspector and makes any repairs deemed necessary.
    Creates work orders in the WEBTMA system and follows written and oral directions from Supervisors. Must be able to complete work orders resulting from PM work and building inspections.
  • Makes complex adjustments of controls on integrated systems, such as Intelligent Motion Control (IMC), Silicon Control Rectifiers (SCR) and variable resistors that include all elevator functions, CCTV, security lock-outs, fire recall, and telecommunications.
  • Applies basic troubleshooting knowledge and adjustments of High-speed, Moderate and Low-speed elevator controllers and related components, door operators, leveling units, floor positioning systems, other speed controls and limit switch operation.
  • Performs PM tasks on Dumbwaiters, Elevettes, Scissor lifts and Escalators. Performs inspections of Main drive assemblies, Step chains, Tracks, Step treads, Comb plates, Hand rails, Drive sprockets, Wheels, Tensioning devices and Safety features.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related elements.
  • Obtained an Elevator Mechanics license through an accredited program.

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

SCREEN-OUT: Ability to perform the work of elevator mechanic (electronics) without more than normal supervision which includes working independently, showing job responsibility and exercising initiative.

WG-11: Possesses operational knowledge of the mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic philosophies related to the work performed.

WG-12: Possesses in-depth knowledge of the mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic philosophies related to the work performed.

License - Completed and obtained an Elevator Mechanics license through an accredited program such as National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP), Certified Elevator Technicians (CET), or have completed Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) mechanic training and be a licensed mechanic.


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 OPM vet guide.

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.


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the job elements for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following job elements and competencies:

  1. Ability to do the work of elevator mechanic (electronics) without more than normal supervision. (Screen Out)
  2. Knowledge of elevator systems and service practices.
  3. Knowledge of elevator parts and equipment.
  4. Ability to find and eliminate elevator troubles.
  5. Ability to interpret instructions (including blueprints).

Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education and/or experience is cause for non-selection or disqualification from further consideration.

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the “Required Documents” section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).

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Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


How to Apply


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If you experience any difficulties with the application site, help is available! If you have problems completing your on-line application, contact the Monster Hiring Management Help Desk at 1-866-656-6831 or by e-mail at MGSHELP@monster.com. The help desk is available Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You may call and leave a voice mail message at all other times.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS “Saved Documents” feature.

If you are unable to apply on-line, you may visit our Employment Center for technical assistance in entering your application. The Employment Center is located at 441 Second & D Streets S.W., Washington, D.C., Room H2-178, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call (202) 226-7000 for directions.

See this position posted online at https://www.usajobs.gov/job/648035700


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