QEI Elevator Inspector - Buffalo, NY

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Date: May 16, 2021

Location: Buffalo, New York, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


Conducts a range of trade-specific inspections on elevators, escalators, mechanized walkways, and/or other lift machinery, verifying that the operation, construction, retrofit, or repair work in the field is performed in accordance with applicable code requirements, drawings, plans, specifications and contract documents.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs trade specific code and/ or Quality Control inspections on various phases/ aspects of elevator/ lift Detect possible defects and faults in equipment installations, maintenance, or operation and recommend or stipulate appropriate remedial measures per Jurisdictional requirements.

Accurately reads, interprets, and comprehends equipment operation and installation plans and instructions.

Utilizes standard testing devices and methods to ensure equipment operation meets established requirements.

Consistently applies code requirements and related standards in accordance with state, local, and national regulations and department policies.

Effectively coordinates work schedules with elevator service companies/ technicians to ensure maximum operational efficiency.

Works cooperatively with property managers, service companies, and the general public.

Conducts all work operations in accordance with established safety practices, ensuring all work is completed without hazard to self or others.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Possession of current QEI (Qualified Elevator Inspector) certification; or Five years’ experience in the elevator industry performing elevator inspections, service, repairs, and or testing of elevator systems.  Education in the engineering discipline may be substituted for two years of field experience.

Demonstrated knowledge of the following:

The methods and practices involved in installing, repairing and maintaining a variety of electric and hydraulic elevators, escalators and moving walks

Fundamental mechanical and electrical principles as they apply to elevators and similar controls

Stages of construction when possible violations and defects may most easily be observed and corrected

Application of the American National Standard Safety Code for Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks as referenced and amended in the Construction Code, as well as  jurisdictional requirements.

Ability to use graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings and layouts, and comprehend and make inferences from written materials and code documents.


IT/IS Skills

Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of computer software applications such as MS Office, Excel, Access, etc.


Work Environment

An employee in this position typically works in an industrial field environment, with daily exposure to operating machinery.  Office time is limited.

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