Elevator/Amusement Ride Inspector

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and Selective Requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

Performs inspections of amusement rides and concessions, elevators, escalators, moving walks, wheelchair lifts, and related equipment to protect the public from hazards created by lack of compliance with state rules and codes, including American Society of Mechanical Engineers and other standards incorporated by reference in Iowa. Identifies hazards, prepares reports, invoices, and other documents as needed.

Conducts elevator and amusement ride accident investigations. Interviews witnesses, operators, and maintenance personnel. Checks maintenance logs, reviews and investigates other factors in an attempt to determine the cause of the accident and prepare a written report.

Inspects plans, procedures, blueprints, equipment, and materials to be used in installation, repair or replacement, of elevators, escalators, moving walks, or lifts prior to construction to ensure proper installation.

Participates in litigation concerning investigations and inspections when required.

Other duties as assigned.

No applicant for employment with the Iowa Department of Workforce Development can have a current, ongoing overpayment balance with Iowa Workforce Development without a payment plan in place. Select positions will be subject to a criminal background check.

Electives

178 Elevators – Inspection, Installation and Maintenance
6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in the inspection, installation, and maintenance of elevators.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from high school or G.E.D. and experience equal to four years' work as a journey level mechanic in construction, installation, repair, or inspection of elevators (passenger and/or freight), amusement rides, escalators, moving walks, lifts, and/or dumbwaiters;

OR

graduation from an accredited two-year junior college with an associate's degree in engineering or industrial technology and two years' experience in construction, installation, repair, or inspection of elevators (passenger and/or freight), amusement rides, escalators, moving walks, lifts, and/or dumbwaiters;

OR

graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering or, industrial technology and one year experience in elevator/amusement ride safety;

OR

one year of experience performing the duties of an elevator/ride inspector in a jurisdiction with substantially equivalent safety inspection rules, regulations and experience requirements.

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Additional Qualification Requirements

All appointees to this classification must successfully complete a QEI certification examination offered by the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities or similar organizations within twelve months of employment. Appointee must also obtain National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) Inspector Level 1 certification within one year; and Level 2 certification within five years of employment. Similar certification offered by the Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers (AIMS International) organization will be considered in place of like levels of NAARSO certification.

Employees must be bondable. Extensive travel overnight is required. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.

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