Seeking a promotion?
In SPEEA contracts
Promotion minimums – The Prof and Tech
contracts include minimum raises if you are
promoted. These are guaranteed minimums.
Management has the right to exceed the minimum – no cap or limit is set in the contract.
Wrong job classification? – If you think you are
not in the right job classification for your current
work, the Prof and Tech contracts have a process
to ‘challenge’ this. Keep in mind your manager
can play a key role in representing your case to
the skill team leaders. See tips on the SPEEA
website at www.speea.org (Member Tools/
Career information/How to challenge current
Technical Excellence – Are you committed to
becoming a technical expert as a way to advance
your career? Consider applying for the Technical
Excellence program – (Letter of Understanding
19 in the SPEEA Prof and Tech contracts). See
the Boeing intranet for details.
New online tool
links EWP classes
Your annual performance rating includes scores
on “competencies” your skill leader selects. To
increase your rating, you need to know which
competencies are assigned to you and then
increase your skills in these areas.
To help with this, Ed Wells Partnership (EWP)
created an online tool to show the alignment
between competencies and the classes offered
Boeing defines Salaried Job Classification (SJC)
competencies as the knowledge, skills, abilities
and other characteristics needed to successfully
perform the tasks of the job.
Every Boeing engineer and tech is assigned to an
Occupation, Job Family and Skill Management
Code (SMC). That unique combination defines
which specific SJC competencies are required
for your job and are also used to measure your
performance during Performance Management
(PM). Your score is linked to your retention
rating – see why competencies matter below.
To assist SPEEA-represented employees in
improving their on-the-job performance,
EWP has always considered the SJC competencies when developing training and classes.
What has been missing, and is finally here, is
the ability for students to connect the dots
between specific SJC competencies and the
specific Ed Wells classes that address those
When you browse the online course catalog at
the Ed Wells Partnership website (edwells.web.
boeing.com) on the Boeing intranet, you can
search by competency or class, which lists competencies associated with that particular class.
To find your own SJC competencies, search by
“SJC” on the Boeing intranet. To see the list of
2016 EWP classes and the associated competencies, go to http://edwells.web.boeing.com/
and click on “Browse the Catalog.”
For Prof and Tech retention ratings, the
Performance Management process makes up
40% of the score that determines your rating.
The other 60% comes from competencies for
your job classification and level.
If you’re looking for more job responsibility,
the Performance Management process is a
good starting point.
• To set goals – Look for concrete
examples of the skills and experience you need by looking at
your Skill Management Code
(SMC) for your level compared to the next level (or
other job classification).
• Ed Wells Partnership –
Ed Wells Partnership, a
benefit, can help you set
and achieve goals through
training, coaching and consulting.
• Preparing for discussion
– Before you approach your
manager with your plan to
pursue (or request) an upgrade
or promotion, consider filling in the Salaried Employee
Classification Worksheet (used in
Boeing Commercial Airplanes). This
outlines the duties, level of duties and
percent of time for each duty. Supervisors
submit this to the skill team, but you can
start with a rough draft for meeting with
Skill team decision
Your manager does not have sole authority over
an upgrade or change in job classification. The
manager represents you at the ‘skill-team’ level
where the decision is made. Skills teams include
managers who oversee specific job classifications
within a certain geographic area.