Elevator, Sheet Metal Unions Recruit Apprentices In The HV

Elevator, Sheet Metal Unions Recruit Apprentices In The HV

One is looking for 100 apprentices in a very short time, the other is looking for 30 and will accept applications through 2020.

By Lanning Taliaferro, Patch Staff
Dec 16, 2019 10:54 am ET
Elevator, Sheet Metal Unions Recruit Apprentices In The HV
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HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Two unions are about to launch apprentice recruiting drives. One is seeking 100 apprentices but offering a very short application time-frame. The other is seeking 3o apprentices and its application time-frame is almost a year long.

The first is the Elevator Constructors union. The second is the Sheet Metal Workers union.

The International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local Union #1, will conduct a recruitment from Jan. 11 – 24 for 100 Elevator-Escalator Constructor and Modernizer apprentices.

The recruitment will be offered until 1,500 applicants have been submitted of Jan. 24, whichever comes first.

Also, applications may be made online only.

Applicants must take and pass the Elevator Industry Aptitude Test with a score of at least 70 out of total of 100. Applicant must present a government issued Photo-Id at the time of aptitude test. A $25 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 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, provided by the contractor.
    • Performing repetitive motions, such as stooping, kneeling, crouching, forward bending 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.neiep.org/careers.aspx.
  • Click on the banner “New York Apprenticeships Only.”
  • Open the Location dropdown and select “US-NY-New York” and click search.
  • Click on the link “Elevator Constructor Apprentice-Region 1.
  • Click on “Apply for this job online”
  • Follow the prompts and fill out all pages of the 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.”

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


The Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union #38, will conduct a recruitment from Jan. 2 through Dec. 30, 2020 for 30 sheet metal worker apprentices.

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #38, 38 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster, NY, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

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) as recognized by official school authorities.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to operate company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must be willing and able to travel within the jurisdiction of Local Union #38, which includes:
    • New York State: The counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester
    • Connecticut: The counties of Fairfield and Litchfield
  • Must submit to drug testing, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must take a Math Test administered by Local Union #38. The trade requires an extensive amount of math and work with rulers.
  • Must provide Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact Local Union # 38 at (845) 278-6983.

Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center.

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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