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Elevator/Amusement Inspector

Date Posted:  Jun 19, 2022
Requisition ID:  337674

Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46774


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Department of Homeland Security:

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) leads Indiana's emergency planning and operations, first responder training and fire and building safety. The Indiana State Fire Marshal leads the Division of Fire and Building Safety (within IDHS), which oversees the enforcement of building codes and includes a fire investigations unit. The agency certifies and trains thousands of first responders and also hosts state-level exercises each year. IDHS also supports the state Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which leads response and coordination efforts for large-magnitude incidents.



This position traditionally starts at $36,062 per year and maybe commensurate with education and work experience. 

About the Job:

Elevator/Amusement Inspector serves as a division field representative for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) making acceptance and annual inspections/tests to determine whether systems and components adhere to the requirements of applicable elevator and amusement device codes/ski lift regulations.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Applies elevator, escalator and amusement device codes to the various units installed or operating in the field;
  • Inspects new installations for compliance with applicable rules and regulations;
  • Advises local elevator manufacturers, amusement device owners/operators, building and fire authorities, architects and engineers regarding the application of promulgated codes;
  • Causes cessation of operation of units for non-compliance with codes, laws, rules and regulations and insures the proper filing of plans and specifications for alterations and repairs before  releasing elevator/rides for normal use;
  • Investigates and attempts to resolve field complaints;
  • Serves as a witness in court on elevator and amusement device code violations when litigation becomes necessary;
  • Prepares and submits weekly reports to the applicable field supervisor;
  • Recommends elevator code revisions based on field experience.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to secure National Certification for an Elevator Inspector;
  • Working knowledge of state codes, administrative rules and regulations governing elevator, escalator and amusement devices installations and maintenance;
  • Specialized knowledge of standard practices, principles, processes, tools, equipment and materials used in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of elevators, escalators and amusement devices;
  • Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work;
  • Ability to interpret elevator, escalator and amusement device codes;
  • Ability to read construction plans, specifications and shop drawings;
  • Ability to use various measuring instruments as related to elevator and amusement device equipment;
  • Ability to technically and effectively explain codes to manufacturers, architects, engineers, building contractors, building owners and amusement device owners/operators;
  • Ability to resolve problems concerning non-compliance with codes;
  • Ability to gain access to elevator car tops and climb in potentially hazardous equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne