Local 1069 Leadership Visit to DC and Careers@Boeing Information
July 16, 2015
Brothers & Sisters,
Last week, in our continuing effort to bring work to the plant, your leadership, along with Region (Director Terry Dittes, visited our Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. to carry the messages that we need their support to bring more work to our plant. We spoke to them about the new Navy Carrier On-Board Delivery (COD) program which was awarded to our V-22 Osprey aircraft. The navy will be using our aircraft to deliver supplies to our fleets wherever they may be around the globe. The Osprey is replacing a circa 1965 fixed wing aircraft system that was badly outdated. Our Osprey can carry more cargo, further, faster, and direct to the fleet with our air-to-air refueling capability. We may realize as many as 48 Ospreys by the end of the contract, into 2023-4.As part of that effort, we asked our supporters to urge the DOD to accelerate the delivery schedule so we can get work into our plant earlier.
Our second message was to ask for their support in our efforts to bring more work to our site, primarily work from other Boeing programs. Our goal is to procure any defense or commercial work that becomes available as other Boeing sites transition to new purposes, etc. We believe our record speaks for itself when it comes to the quality and quantity of work put out by this world-class facility. We are emphasizing our strength of a veteran, experienced, and committed workforce that can take on any work. Our Congressional delegation friends are always in our corner and represent our members from the surrounding states and bring a broad, bi-partisan, effort to their commitment to do their best for this plant. We’re hoping that this process will bring us more work and keep our plant vibrant and strong, and keep our members in house and working.
In addition, we spoke with our friends to bring their influence to bear on DOD and administration officials to defeat an effort to cut funds for our Chinook programs. These cuts would have a significant impact on the number of aircraft ordered and change our contract to a single-year program. These cuts will hurt both us and our nation. Our delegates are working to help us stop that effort.
As you know, we have implemented the Careers@Boeing job application program pilot project on July 6, 2015. This new program is the first time in our Local’s history where members have access to what P&M positions are open through the site. Local 1069 members can now check to see if a job they are interested in is open and they can apply for that position. We see this new process as a great opportunity for members to move up to higher positions in our plant.
One very important point to remember is that you MUST apply for any open position you are interested in, even if it is your natural progression!!
Instructions on using the internal Careers@Boeing application process are on the back.
Yours in Solidarity,
Chris Owens, President
UAW Local 1069
Applying for an internal jobthrough Careers@Boeing
- Go to Total Access however you can get there
- On left side menu, click on “My Career”
- On that menu, click on “Career Opportunities” only!
- Click on “Careers@Boeing” icon in the middle of the page
- New page comes up for “Job Search” and “My Jobpage” (See more info on “My Jobpage” below, No. 8). There are open fields to enter information in for the job search. The most comprehensive method to track available jobs in Ridley Park is as follows:
- Skip Job Number, Keywords, and Job Field
- Go to Job Location and click on “United States” from drop down menu (arrow)
- Go to the next drop down menus below that and click on “Pennsylvania”
- Leave the next drop down menu designation on “All”. This will send you all open jobs for Pennsylvania. This will provide jobs from Ridley Park, Philadelphia, and Smithfield. It will also include salary positions. The P&M jobs will begin with number designation for family group.
- Click on a job you are interested in, example “Instrumentation Mechanic A”.
- The job information and description will come up. Read through all of the information.
- At that point, you have two options if you are interested in the job. You can do one of the two things:
- “Apply Online”
- Add to My Job Cart”
- If you click on “Apply Online”, you will get the first page of the application process. In the blue field above the information, the series of steps is outlined and becomes highlighted as you complete each section. As you complete each section, click “Save and Continue” at the bottom of the page. As you complete each section, hit “Save and Continue” for each section. At any time, if you need to get out of the process, click on “Save as Draft”. That will save the work you have completed so far. You can come back to it later to complete. SAVE FREQUENTLY since the system may time out and you will have to start over without doing that.
- In “Career Preferences”, click on the appropriate field, including “Aircraft Manufacturing”, “Quality”, etc., from the drop down menu.
- In “File Attachments”, you can attach your resume, certifications, etc.
- In “Summary”, you can double check your answers, then click on “Submit” at the bottom.
- If you save the job to “My Job Cart”, you can complete all of the above later. That will be available on “My Jobpage”.
- On “My Jobpage”, there is a section called “Candidate Profile” on the right hand side. Click on the “Access my profile” link to get to your profile. This all of the information you just filled in for the job application. It is available for future use.