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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

11060 Elevator Operator

Operates elevator to transport passengers or freight between floors of a building such as a department store, hotel, office building, apartment house, or manufacturing plant. Pushes buttons or moves levers on signal or instructions from passengers or others to control movement of elevator. Opens and closes safety gate and elevator door at each floor where stop is made. May supply information to passengers concerning location of offices, merchandise, and individuals. May distribute mail to various floors, answer telephone, and prevent unauthorized persons from entering building. May load or unload freight or assist other employees to do so. May transport freight from elevator to designated area, using hand truck. May sweep or vacuum elevator.