Elevator/Amusement Ride Inspector
Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and Selective Requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.
Iowa Workforce Development is looking for qualified individuals to fill an Elevator/Amusement Ride Inspector position to perform the functions below and related additional duties as assigned.
This individual will be responsible for performing 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 Engineer and other standards adopted by reference in Iowa. They will also identify hazards, prepare necessary reports, invoices and other documents as needed.
Other requirements of the position will be to conduct elevator and amusement ride accident investigations involving interviewing witnesses, operators and maintenance personnel as well as checking maintenance logs, reviewing and investigating other factors in an attempt to determine the cause of the accident and then preparing written reports.
Additionally, this employee will inspect plans, procedures, blueprints and materials to be used in installation, repair or replacement of elevators, escalators, moving walks or lifts prior to construction to ensure proper installation.
Persons in this role will also participate in litigation concerning investigations and inspections, when required.
Qualified applicants will be attentive to detail, attentive communicators and must have a customer service focus, organizational skills and regular work attendance. They also must be certified by the National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities within 6 months of hire. They must obtain National Association for Amusement Ride Safety Officials Inspector Certification Level 1 within 1 year and National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials Level III within 5 years. Amusement Ride certification may be waived to meet the business needs of the Division.
Applicants may attach a resume/cover letter to the online application.
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;
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;
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;
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.
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.
1000 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, Iowa, 50319