Elevator Constructors Recruit Apprentices

Rochester, NY (August 28, 2014) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for The International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local Union #27, will conduct a recruitment from September 29, 2014 through October 10, 2014 for two elevator-escalator constructor and modernizer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Application requests must be made in writing to NEIEP Region 12, 4 Kitchener Road, Sterling, MA 01564-2225, during the recruitment period.  Application requests must be postmarked no later than October 10, 2014.  Completed applications must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2014.   

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.  The payment must be in the form of a money order or bank certified 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 must be submitted with completed application for verification purposes only.
  • Must pass a drug test and physical exam, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that he/she is physically able to perform the work of an elevator-escalator constructor and modernizer, which includes:
    • Climbing and working off of scaffolds and ladders at various heights.
    • Working in confined and dark spaces.
    • Performing repetitive motions, such as standing, stooping, kneeling, and heavy lifting for at least 75% of the time.
    • Working and/or walking on slippery surfaces.
    • Reading small numbers and/or markings.
    • Communicating in loud working conditions.
    • Working in extreme temperatures.
    • Working in environments that could cause exposure to dust, chemical odors, and hazardous materials.
    • Wearing personal protective equipment, such as respirators, ear protectors, and face shields.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from job sites and related instruction.


For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #27 at (585) 436-6440.

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 apprenticeship programs.  Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.