Profession lift installation supervisor

Lift installation supervisor monitor the installation of lifts. They keep an overview of the proceedings, assign tasks, and take quick decisions to resolve problems.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic


  • Hydraulics

    The power transmission systems that use the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

  • Lift safety mechanisms

    The various mechanisms to prevent a lift from falling. Lift governor operation and safety brake operation mechanisms.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Lift safety legislation

    Local legislation on lift safety mechanisms, loading limits, speed limits and installation procedures.

  • Pneumatics

    The application of pressurised gas to produce mechanical motion.

  • Types of lifts

    Various types of lifts, based on their mode of operation, such as hydraulically powered lifts. Various lift operation schemes and configurations.


  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Program lift controller

    Configure the lift controller to make sure the lift operates correctly and efficiently. Set the desired operating mode for one lift or for lift group operation. Maximise comfort while minimising travel time.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Work in a construction team

    Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • React to events in time-critical environments

    Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.

  • Monitor stock level

    Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Guide lift car installation

    Guide the process where a crane hoists the lift car to the top of the finished shaft and lowers it along the support rails. Communicate with the crane operator during the car installation to ensure correct and safe installation.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Ensure compliance with construction project deadline

    Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.

  • Monitor lift shaft construction

    Monitor the construction of the lift shaft in a building. Make sure the shaft is straight and structurally sound to support safe operation of a lift.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Test lift operation

    Test all features of a lift to ensure proper and efficient functioning.

  • Process incoming construction supplies

    Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

Optional knowledge and skills

calculate needs for construction supplies work ergonomically negotiate supplier arrangements install electrical and electronic equipment electronics cost management recruit employees construction product regulation perform ict troubleshooting install pneumatic systems install hydraulic systems follow safety procedures when working at heights install lift governor attach lift motor cables rig loads provide first aid order construction supplies install lift shaft support equipment provide technical expertise guide operation of heavy construction equipment conduct quality control analysis answer requests for quotation install lift controller train employees