Qualified Elevator Inspector

Website ATIS Elevator Inspections

Job Description

Department:  Operations

Reports to:   Area Supervisor 

Classification:  Exempt


This position is responsible for inspecting elevators, escalators, chair lifts, etc.

Essential Functions & Primary Duties

  1. Performs inspections and test witnessing on new, altered, and existing equipment for safety and code compliance, as directed and as required by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
  2. Completes required reports and paperwork noting results. In a timely fashion, submits reports to the AHJ, provides copy to owner, and copy to appropriate ATIS office.
  3. Determines appropriate classification (acceptance or failure) of the inspected apparatus, such as in the case of a threat to life or limb, informing the client to discontinue use of the apparatus until repairs are made and re-inspection occurs.
  4. Discusses results and next steps with client and/or contractor.
  5. Generates new customers for services.
  6. Keeps abreast of code developments and changes pertaining to elevators and inspections.


  1. Initiative
  2. Approachability
  3. Ethics & Values
  4. Time Management
  5. Strong Communication Proficiency
  6. Negotiating
  7. Drive for Results
  8. Presentation Skills
  9. Customer Focus
  10. Conflict Resolution

Supervisory Responsibility


Work Environment

  • This position operates in varied environments.
  • Routinely deals with loud noises, working near moving and/or mechanical parts, and in high, precarious places.
  • There can be a risk of electric shock due to working near working mechanical parts and wires.
  • Environments can be dusty and include various odors.
  • There is often vibration while riding the elevators.
  • Position deals with various non-weather conditions including heat and cold and periodically must deal with outdoor weather conditions.
  • Must also be able to safely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, fax machines, and filing cabinets.
  • At times personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a hard hat and safety glasses, may be required to perform duties.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Walking, standing, and climbing a ladder are required due to accessing pits, accessing machine rooms, and riding on the top of the elevators.
  • Close and distant vision are necessary. Ability to focus in low light required as well due to color differentiation for wires and other electrical parts.
  • Depth perception is required due to working around moving parts and potential fall hazards.
  • Extremely demanding attention required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This position deals with various hours and can be considered either full-time or part-time.

Travel is required to service clients. Overnight travel may be minimal and as-needed.

Required Education & Experience

  1. Education generally obtained with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) Certification as per the latest edition of ASME QEI-1.
  3. Certifications for each state in which inspections will be performed.
  4. Maintains current licenses by satisfying annual license renewal requirements including, but limited to, continuing education.
  5. At least intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, SalesForce, and computer and mobile device applications.
  6. Full understanding of elevator inspection vernacular and industry particulars.
  7. Working knowledge of office equipment such as postage machine, FedEx and UPS, phone systems, copier, etc.

Preferred Education & Experience

  1. At least 1 year of previous experience in sales.
  2. Expertise in relationship management.
  3. At least intermediate skill in online inspection reporting and set-up.
  4. At least four years as an elevator construction and/or service mechanic.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Must be able to comprehend memos, letter, and correspondence and share information in one-on-one and group situations.

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