Elevator Constructor Mechanic

Open Shop

Elevator constructor mechanics are responsible for assembly, installation, maintenance, and replacement of elevators, escalators, chairlifts, moving walkways, and similar equipment in buildings. Elevator mechanics usually specialize in installation, maintenance, or repair work.


Vertical Options Elevator Service

Region Covered
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Pass drug screening and background check
Step 2: Apply
  • Contact office to apply
  • Submit application with copy of DD-214, driver’s license, birth certificate, proof of residency
  • Pass COMPASS® Test and Spatial Relations & Mechanical Reasoning Test
  • Complete interview
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview
  • Offered employment based on rank order
Step 3: Start
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000-2,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
  • Eligible for GI Bill® Housing Allowance

Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool


Go to Union Elevator Mechanic

Local 19 – Seattle, WA
Local 23 – Portland, OR

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

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All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

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GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.