Elevator Constructors

3527 Harlem Road, Suite 9 | Buffalo, NY 14225
Telephone: (716) 833-5528

http://www.iuec.org  | E-Mail: iueclocal14bflo@aol.com

President: William Martens, Jr. Year Chartered: 1903
Business Agent: Donald M. Winkle, Jr. Local Membership: 100 active

Working Conditions

The work involves cables, moving parts and electrical wiring of low and high voltage. Constructors walk or stand 90% of the time and will lift some items that weigh over 100 pounds.

Apprenticeship Training Period

Four-year, 144-hour/year apprenticeship with 6,800 hour on-the-job training program. Being indentured as an apprentice does not guarantee employment. $15 application fee required.

Related Instruction and Method

One night a week, September through June, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


AGE:  Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age

EDUCATION:  Applicants shall be a high school graduate or provide proof of equivalent educational attainment such as completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests. Each applicant shall submit (upload), with the completed application, a high school transcript, or high school diploma, or an official report of GED test results. This document must be uploaded AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION so be sure to have it available.

APTITUDE:   All applicants shall pass an examination designed to test the applicant’s reading, math skills, and aptitude for employment in the elevator industry. Applicants will also take a Tool Assessment designed to assess knowledge of basic tools and their use, as well as basic measuring skills (Given at a later date).

PHYSICAL:  Be capable of performing the physical requirements of the job without posing a threat to the health and safety of themselves or others.

OTHER:  Upon selection, pass a drug test. (Paid by the employer) A photo I.D. must be presented during the testing and interview process.

Probationary Period

Twelve months, 100 hours in each 30-day period.


Apprentice – Pen knife, ruler, pencil and note book Journeyman – $1,000 set of hand tools.

Current Journeyman Rate

$44.13 per hour.

Apprentice Wage Progression Schedule

0-6 months    50%
7-12 months    55%
13-24 months    65%
25-36 months    70%
37-48 months    80%

(As a percentage of the journeyman’s rate).

Estimated Annual Earning

$75,000 *
* Estimates are based upon average hours worked, which may vary from year to year.

Fringe Benefits

Health Benefits, Pension Benefits, Education Benefits, Eight Paid Holidays, Annuity-Based 401k Program and Vacation Benefits. Probation Helpers have no fringe benefits during the six-month probation period.

Union Dues

Initiation fee – $440

Monthly Dues
Journeyman and Apprentices – $234
Probationary – $231

Recruitment for Next Class

October 19, 2015 thru October 30, 2015

Where to Apply:  Online by visiting www.neiep.org/careers.aspx and clicking the link for Apprenticeship Opportunities and selecting the Buffalo recruitment. If you have any problem with the application process please contact the Local Area Coordinator at: _cdevillers@neiep.org

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #14 at (716) 833-5528.

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.

Donald M. Winkle, Jr., Business Manager
Elevator Constructors Local #14
(716) 833-5528