2011 ORS § 460.061¹
Mechanical work on reciprocating conveyors
  • rules
  • fees

(1) As used in this section, reciprocating conveyor means a self-contained, power-driven stationary device that moves objects on a platform equipped with safety guards, or that moves individuals on a motorized chair, along a predetermined horizontal, inclined or vertical path between loading and discharge points.

(2) The Department of Consumer and Business Services may adopt rules establishing a reciprocating conveyor mechanic license and a restricted reciprocating conveyor mechanic license that allow the holder to install, alter, repair and maintain the mechanical portions of reciprocating conveyors.

(3) If the department adopts rules under this section, the rules shall include, but need not be limited to, rules that establish:

(a) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, the type of work experience and training required to qualify for a reciprocating conveyor mechanic license or restricted reciprocating conveyor mechanic license;

(b) Supervision and oversight requirements for reciprocating conveyor mechanics or restricted reciprocating conveyor mechanics; and

(c) Procedures for administering and enforcing this section and the rules adopted under this section.

(4) An applicant for a reciprocating conveyor mechanic license must demonstrate 3,000 hours of work experience in the installation, alteration, repair and maintenance of reciprocating conveyors or of other forms of elevators identified by the department by rule.

(5) ORS 460.045 (Permits, licenses, certificates and authorizations required) (2) does not apply to a reciprocating conveyor mechanic or restricted reciprocating conveyor mechanic engaged in installing, altering, repairing or maintaining the mechanical portions of a reciprocating conveyor.

(6) Department rules adopted under this section may not prohibit a person who holds a license issued under ORS 460.057 (Limited mechanical license), 460.059 (Limited apprentice license) or 479.630 (Requirements for obtaining licenses) (6) from installing, altering, repairing or maintaining reciprocating conveyors or prohibit a limited journeyman electrician licensed under ORS 479.630 (Requirements for obtaining licenses) (5) from repairing or maintaining a reciprocating conveyor located in an industrial plant.

(7) Notwithstanding ORS 460.045 (Permits, licenses, certificates and authorizations required) (2), a person is exempt from any licensing requirement established by rules adopted under this section or established under ORS 460.057 (Limited mechanical license), 460.059 (Limited apprentice license) or 479.630 (Requirements for obtaining licenses) (6) when engaging in the installation, alteration, repair or maintenance of the mechanical portions of a reciprocating conveyor that is located in a residence and designed for moving an individual on a motorized chair.

(8)(a) The fee for the issuance or renewal of a reciprocating conveyor mechanic license is $100 per year.

(b) The fee for the issuance or renewal of a restricted reciprocating conveyor mechanic license is $50 for a three-year period. [2007 c.642 §2]