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October 28, 2021
Long Island City, NY

Elevator Constructors Local #1 JAC

Elevator Constructors Local #1 JAC
Elevator Constructors Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for The International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local Union #1, will conduct a recruitment from December 20, 2021 through December 31, 2021 for 50 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 (www.neieprecruitment.org) beginning Monday, December 20, 2021 starting at 12:00 p.m. through December 31, 2021 ending at 5:00 p.m. (24 hours per day), during the recruitment period or until 1,500 applicants have been submitted, whichever comes first. All applications must be received by January 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. This is a limited-application recruitment. The recruitment will be offered for the period mentioned above or until 1,500 applications have been submitted, whichever comes first.

A notice will be posted on the Local Union #1 website at www.localoneiuec.com once they have received 1,500 applications. Applicants who do not have Internet access may contact and visit their local library for computer access and assistance.

Applicants must take and pass the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test with a score of at least 70 out of total of 100. Score is a part of the evaluation. This test will be administered at a facility in the City of New York. Applicant must present a government-issued Photo ID at the time of aptitude test. A $25.00 testing fee is required on the testing day. Payment must be in the form of a postal money order or certified bank check (no cash, credit cards 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 Key to NYC Executive Order” issued by Mayor de Blasio mandates that certain establishments verify that their staff and patrons are vaccinated against COVID-19. Also, masks are required to be worn in all common places outside of the testing area. As a result, anyone age 12 and older is required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use or emergency use by the FDA or WHO while participating in the testing facility. In compliance with the ordinance, all guests and event attendees age 12 and up must show valid proof of vaccination along with Valid ID.

Proof of Vaccination currently includes:

  • NYC COVID Safe App
  • Excelsior Pass
  • CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
  • CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
  • An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.

Note that the City ordinance does not accept proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

Please note that any applicants who are not able to show proof of vaccination will not be permitted into the testing facility. Should the City’s COVID-19 requirements change prior to the test date, the applicant will be notified via the email they have provided on their application of any such changes.

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 enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must pass a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must pass a post-offer physical, administered by a physician, at the expense of the sponsor.
  • Must take a tool assessment test 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 required classes at the approved school.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work required of an Elevator-Escalator Constructor and Modernizer, which may include:
    • Working in areas that may have strong odors from chemicals, lubricants and  solvents.
    • Wearing personal protective equipment, such as respirators, ear protectors, and face shields, harnesses, glasses, goggles, gloves and shows provided by the contractor.
    • Performing repetitive motions, such as stooping, kneeling, crouching, forward bending for approximately 70% of the time, and heavy lifting of up to 100 pounds for 75% of the time.
    • Climbing and working off of scaffolds, stairs, and ladders and other means of access to elevator machine rooms, overhead and confined spaces.
    • Standing or walking 90% of the time and sitting approximately 10% of the time.
    • Reading small numbers or markings on electrical conductor and machines.
    • Using senses (vision and hearing) to be aware of moving equipment in a noisy environment.
    • Working and communicating orally in loud working conditions such as noisy machine room, hoist way and pit.
    • Working in dark, dusty and dirty areas.
    • Working in extreme temperatures (hot/cold conditions).
    • Working around hazardous materials such as asbestos and silica.

Application Instructions:

  • Go to www.neieprecruitment.org
  • Applicants will click on the recruitment they are applying to. For the Local 1 recruitment they will click on Local 1 NY/NJ.
  • Applicants will be prompted to provide the following information: first name, last name, last four digits of their social security #, and email address.
  • Once applicants provide these four fields of information they hit submit. They have now successfully requested an application and are included in the 1,500 limit regardless of whether they return the application or not.
  • An email will be sent to the applicant immediately prompting the applicant to verify their email address. Once verified the application will be made available.
  • The applicant will have one week from the scheduled end date of the application process to submit their application. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • 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.”

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants are required to fill out all fields of requested information on the application. Applicants will be scheduled for aptitude exams in February. Applicants who pass the aptitude exam will be scheduled for an interview in March. Please understand that more applicants may apply than can fit in the pool of candidates. Applicants may not get through this time, but they should bookmark the Local 1 website (www.localoneiuec.com) and NEIP website (www.neiep.org) and check back for upcoming recruitment opportunities.

For further information, applicants should contact Elevator Constructors Local 1 at (718) 707-9450. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: dol.ny.gov/career-centers).

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.