"I am an Installation and Commissioning Manager in a testing center. Basically, I am an elevator test rider. It is a genuinely rare job. I've been working at the factory for 15 years. I came to the testing center and stayed here.
My job is to perform durability tests on elevators. If an elevator operates in normal mode during testing techniques, carried out in accordance with GOST requirements (GOST is a set of technical standards for organizations operating under the auspices of the CIS), we approve mass production and use of elevators. At first glance, this profession seems very complex. In reality, it is not complex but includes different activities. I deal with new tasks every day.
We examine everything: sensors, controllers, safety gears, a counterweight, we check every inch in the elevator cabin, pull winches, control station, and check the accuracy of cables connections… We try to simulate all the emergency situations that might happen during elevator exploitation. Every detail is critical in order to make an elevator safe for riders. I am very proud of what I do and I love my job. This is what really matters for me."