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Employee Requested Transfer

The Employee Request for Transfer (ERT) process is designed to create a one-stop process for employees to choose alternative hourly careers within The Boeing Company, and to obtain the training and education to become eligible candidates to fill hourly openings as they become available. The process applies only to `Cat C' jobs (the lowest graded job in each job family) that are part of the collective bargaining agreement in IAM Districts 751 (Puget Sound) and W24 (Portland).

Employees wanting to file ERTs for jobs in the Cat C process need to meet minimum training requirements defined by the Hourly Skill Teams. After employees have met the requirements, they must meet with an IAM/Boeing Joint Programs Career Advisor to file the Cat C ERT. Career Advisors will ensure they have a clear understanding of the process and access to needed resources and will work with employees to document that the requirements have been met or help build a training plan to gain the necessary skills.

The Career Explorer System features the Career Guides that provide employees and managers online information on hourly jobs and specific off-hour training to enable career planning. 

Career Guides are a comprehensive source of up-to-date information on hourly jobs in Puget Sound, Portland and Wichita. Career Guides are available from your Boeing Computer at the Career Explorer web site. The Career Guides have become the foundation for the Category C Hourly ERT Process.

The Career Guides were written and validated by Union members on staff with IAM/Boeing Joint Programs, using Subject Matter Experts (hourly employees and line managers in each of the jobs) to capture up-to-date information. Each guide provides a job summary, typical tasks, duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities, physical demands and potential hazards, and appropriate training. The training courses link directly to enrollment in off-hour classes.

Employees MUST see a Career Advisor to file an ERT. There are a lot of factors involved in changing a job. Meet with a Career Advisor to help you navigate through the hourly ERT process, create a successful strategy for your career path and file your ERT.

Make an appointment with a Career Advisor by calling 1-800-235-3453
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