Who Can Be an Elevator Constructor?
Applicants shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a high school graduate or provide proof of equivalent educational attainment such as successful completion of the General Education Development (GED) test. Each applicant shall submit with his/her completed application a high school transcript or an official report of GED test results. All applicants shall pass an examination designed to test the applicant’s reading and math skill and aptitude for employment in the elevator industry. The examination to be scored on pass/fail basis, with 70% correct being the minimum passing grade. Applicants must pass an industry interview comprised of an equal number of employer and union representatives, and upon selection, pass a valid drug test (paid for by the employer). Applicants must be capable of performing the physical requirements of the job without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others. Consent to a post-offer pre-hire medical exam.
Elevator constructors have an extremely demanding job that requires heavy lifting (50 to 100 lbs.) in often filthy environments. Elevator constructors must be comfortable working in heights and on ladders. Elevator constructors are often exposed to the winter and summer elements. Elevator constructors must be willing to travel for extended periods of time.