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New York State Department of Labor

Elevator Constructors Recruit Apprentices

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Long Island City, NY (September 06, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for The International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local Union #1, will conduct a recruitment from October 28, 2017 through November 11, 2017 for 100 elevator-escalator constructor and modernizer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

The recruitment for Local Union #1 will be offered online only, beginning Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. November, 11 2017 (24 hours per day), during the recruitment period or until 1,250 applicants are reached, whichever comes first. A notice will be posted on the Local Union #1 website at www.localoneiuec.com once they have received 1,250 applications. Applicants who do not have Internet access may visit their local library, Local One Education Facility, or their nearest New York State Department of Labor Career Center. If they receive 1,250 applications a notice will be posted at the facility and on the Local Union #1 website at www.localoneiuec.com.

At a future date, applicants must take and pass the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test with a score of at least 70. A $25.00 testing fee is required on the testing day. Payment must be in the form of a money order or certified bank check (no cash or personal checks will be accepted). Please note, you may request that this fee be waived. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a post-offer physical, administered by a physician, at the expense of the signatory contractor.
  • Must take a tool assessment designed to assess knowledge of basic tools and their use, as well as basic measuring skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from job sites and related instruction.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work required of an elevator-escalator constructor and modernizer, which may include:
    • Working in environments that could cause exposure to dust, chemical odors, and hazardous materials, such as asbestos.
    • Wearing personal protective equipment, such as respirators, ear protectors, and face shields.
    • Performing repetitive motions, such as stooping, kneeling, forward bending and heavy lifting for at least 75% of the time.
    • Climbing and working off of scaffolds, stairs, and ladders at various heights.
    • Standing for at least 90% of the time.
    • Reading small numbers and/or markings.
    • Working and communicating in loud working conditions.
    • Working in confined and dark spaces.
    • Working in extreme temperatures.

Application Instructions:

  • Go to www.neiep.org/careers.aspx
  • Scroll to the bottom left of the page under “apprenticeship.”
  • Click on “current apprenticeship opportunities,” which will bring you to the “Job Listings.”
  • Click on the link for “US-NY-New York recruitment” with a posted date of 10/28/17.
  • You will see information about the job. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “apply for this job online.”  Then, start your application.
  • Fill out the required fields marked with an asterisk (*).
  • You will be required to create a login and password.
  • It is optional to upload a resume, enter professional licenses, registrations, certifications you possess, education information, professional references, and employment history.
  • After completing, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “submit profile.”

Please understand that more applicants will apply than can fit in the pool of candidates.  Applicants may not get through this time, but they should bookmark the NEIP website and check back for upcoming recruitment opportunities.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office Monday through Friday or Local Union #1 at (718) 707-9450 or rloeb@neiep.org.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeships. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.


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