ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTOR MECHANIC

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.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

International Union of Elevator Constructors

Local 19
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Pass reading and math assessment
  • Physically able
  • Must pass drug screening test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Provide proof of age, education, copy of DD-214
  • Pass Elevator Industry Aptitude Test to assess reading and math skills
  • $25 testing fee required on day of test
  • Complete interview
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview score
Step 3: Start with local 19
Apprenticeship
  • 6,800 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year completed online, at local union office, and at local Training Facility
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,700 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$25.41 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: IUEC LOCAL 19-ELEVATOR INDUSTRY APPREN COMMITTEE

International Union of Elevator Constructors

Local 23
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Pass reading and math assessment
  • Physically able
  • Must pass drug screening test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Provide proof of age, education, copy of DD-214
  • Pass Elevator Industry Aptitude Test to assess reading and math skills
  • $25 testing fee required on day of test
  • Complete interview
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview score
Step 3: Start with local 23
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year completed online and at local Training Facility
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 600-1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$25.52 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

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

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

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.