April ’18 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and sisters:

Local 17 will be opening it’s recruitment of apprentices on July 16. To apply go to the NEIEP website neiep.org, click on Careers and cursor to the bottom to follow the link. Please emphasize to anyone applying that they must follow though on all the steps and requirements in order to be considered for the program. The entire process is being handled by NEIEP through the website so there is no need to call the hall.

Apprentices are starting to fall behind in turning in their OJT forms. These are a requirement, not an option, and failure to turn them in will mean a visit to the JATC on your own time to possibly explain to your boss why you can’t follow instructions. Don’t be that guy. Get your stuff in.

Look for John Taylor to be teaching the motor alignment class the first or second week of November. If you are interested in learning more about tramming motors, you can sign up for the class by dropping by the hall or contacting Business Manager John Driscoll, Jr., at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org.

NEIEP is currently trying to establish a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College to recognize out apprenticeship program in the same way that many community colleges around the country. This would mean credit for your completion of the NEIEP curriculum toward a degree from Tri-C. Keep your eyes here and on the NEIEP website for more information.

If you work for Otis and are submitting your JHA’s and pre-start job site checklists electronically on a tablet, the International says you may sign off as long as you follow all company safety procedures. Also, since Otis is now the contractor for AT&T on a national basis, any paperwork to allow a background check does not have to be signed. It is strictly voluntary and AT&T can only do a criminal check, not a credit check. Our signatory companies can only get a pass/fail on the results.

If you have been contacted by PEAK Elevator out of Colorado inquiring about interest in a franchise, please contact John at the hall. PEAK is a non-signatory company and any information would be helpful in the IUEC organizing efforts.


Where are they working? Here’s where….

Scott Hicks and Ryan Todd in Westerville, near Columbus installing a duplex for Schindler,

Scott Daugherty and Wing Lui at Perrino Furniture doing a mod for Gable,

Jean LaFontaine adjusting at the University of Cincinnati for Kone,

Mark Byram and Felix DeJesus doing a freight car mod at NRG in Avon Lake for Schindler,

Kevin Driscoll and Jason Tischler doing water damage repair at the Wyndham Cleveland Hotel for Schindler,

Brendan Hyland and Russell Barrows doing a mod at the Cleveland Athletic Club for Kone,

Jeff Lindell and Bret Oloflin adjusting at St. Martin’s in Cleveland for Kone,

Ray Mack and Jeff Webber in Shaker Heights on the RTA escalator route,

Joe Simcic and Morgan Armstrong at Pine Crest in Beachwood installing three Gen 2’s for Otis,

Don Knapik and Josh Mitchell at Richmond Park Apartments replacing a pump unit and selectors for Schindler.


The Brothers and Sisters of Local 17 send their condolences to Brothers Jerry and Tom Rietz on the untimely passing of their brother on January 23.


As of this writing there are two mechanics and one apprentice on the bench.

Until next month…

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.


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