Freight Elevator Operator

Operate elevators to transport materials and equipment between floors.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Freight Elevator Operators do?

Operates elevator to transport materials and equipment between floors of industrial or commercial establishment: Moves control levers, or pushes buttons to control movement of elevator. Opens and closes safety gate and door of elevator at each floor where stop is made. May load and unload elevator. May transport freight from elevator to designated area, using handtruck. May transport passengers.


Should I be a Freight Elevator Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Elevator Operator, Freight, Freighter, Freight Trucker

    How to Become a
    Freight Elevator Operator

    Freight Elevator Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Freight Elevator Operator-related education!
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