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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations


Repairs and maintains elevators, escalators, and dumbwaiters to meet safety regulations and building codes. Locates and determines causes of trouble in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems, using test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters. Disassembles defective units and repairs or replaces parts, such as locks, gears, cables, electric wiring, and faulty safety devices, using hand tools. Installs push button controls and other devices to modernize elevators. Lubricates bearings and other parts to minimize friction.