Aircraft Mechanic - Hooked on Leadership

Report
Program Cluster Workshop:
Aviation Mechanic
May 2, 2011
Produced under the auspices of the Center of Excellence for
Aerospace and Advance Materials Manufacturing, Everett, WA by
Dr. Richard Strand. Do not copy or reproduce except for personal
use without permission.
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Welcome and Overview (capability/trends)
Industry panel--Boeing
Discussion
Tour Plant Facilities
Lunch
Educator Program Presentations
Discussion
Skill identification, gap analysis
Next steps, forum
Industry Challenges
 An aging workforce
 Lack of alignment between internal
and external stakeholders
 New hires have low skill proficiency
 Entry-level employees lack
fundamental skills
 Employment hiring pool inadequate
 Insufficient supply of qualified local
job candidates
Boeing
Need Projection
State FTE's
3000.00
2700
2500.00
2000.00
1985.43
1500.00
1000.00
500.00
0.00
1874.75
2127.25
2016.63
1898.76
1649.78
1631.37
1629.88
1609.59
1614.88
1300
Industry Demand
 Employment statistics are not keeping pace with rapidly changing
aerospace-industry employment needs.
Boeing Projected Needs
Job Title
Job Focus
Electrical
Electrical assembly, light
industrial
Composite & General
Machinist
Mechanics
Assembly, mechanical
Fabrication
Field
Join &
Installation
Join &
Installation
Testing, electrical
networking, fiber optics
Entry-level
pay
$14/hr
Projected
annual needs
120-240
$16+/hr
100 +/-
$16+/hr
$14-16+/hr
20-80
900-2,100
$16+/hr
200+/-
Industry Objective
“Establish strong relationships with educational institutions to
create a highly skilled and readily available workforce.”
Strategies
Partner with
state
educational
institutions
Partner with
aerospace &
manufacturing
industry
Incorporate
higher graded
skills as
determined
Focus on
manufacturing
and quality entry
level skills
CTC System Challenges
 Training must be responsive to changing industry needs
 Improve coordination, articulation and growth of aerospace education
and training
 Low student interest in and training for aerospace-related
occupations and trades
 Limited funding to:
 Expand student FTE
 Hire faculty
 Provide industry-standard
equipment
 Provide proven
student-success services
Washington State Community/Technical Colleges
Community & Technical College Consortium
Community &
Technical College
Consortium
Metropolitan
Corridor
State FTE's
600
500
477.74
400
445.48
420.12
401.79
300
390.64
332.56
326.98
346.18
287.65
200
258.81
Annual Completers
100
0
2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
College
Agency
AJAC
FTEs/FTEf
S/F
Ratio
NA
Focus
60-8/?
Apprent. Training
50/35/23
Aircraft Mechanic
Aircraft Maint.
Technician
Big Bend
(47.0687,
470607-8
10.09/1.55
Clover Park
125.04/5.87
21.29 125/104/24
Aircraft Mechanic
Everett
104.16/7.07
14.92
100/67/22
Aircraft Mechanic
South
Seattle
91.8/5.18
24.27
125/39/24
Aircraft Mechanic
95.85/5.06
18.95
100/92/43
Aircraft Mechanic
?
Entry Level Skills
Spokane
WATR
Center
NA
17.00
Students
ENRL/GRAD
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47.0607 Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology. A program that prepares
individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all aircraft
components other than engines, propellers, avionics, and instruments. Includes instruction in
layout and fabrication of sheet metal, fabric, wood, and other materials into structural members,
parts, and fittings, and replacement of damaged or worn parts such as control cables and hydraulic
units.
47.0608 Aircraft Powerplant Technology. A program that prepares individuals to apply technical
knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of aircraft powerplants and related
systems. Instruction includes engine inspection and maintenance, lubrication and cooling,
electrical and ignition systems, carburetion, fuels and fuel systems, propeller and fan assemblies.
This program is designed to meet the Federal Aviation Administration requirements for licensing as
a power plant mechanic.
47.0609 Avionics Maintenance and Technology. A program that prepares individuals to apply
technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of aircraft operating,
control, and electronic systems. Includes instruction in flight instrumentation, aircraft
communications and homing systems, radar and other sensory systems, navigation aids, and
specialized systems for various types of civilian and military aircraft.
47.0687 Aircraft Airframe/Powerplant Mechanics. A program that prepares individuals to
inspect, repair, service, and overhaul all airplane parts, including engines, propellers,
instruments, airframes, fuel and oil tanks, control cables, and hydraulic units. This program is
designed to meet Federal Aviation Administration requirements for licensing as an airframe/
power plant mechanic.
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In 2001-2002 just 4 colleges contributed to
10 year high of 477 FTEs
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System low in 2005-2006 of 258 FTEs
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Slow steady increase to 420 FTEs in 2009-10
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Budget pressures threaten to reduce output
by 20-67% in some colleges, Apprentice /
WATR Center to compensate??
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Basic Skills (Language, Math, Communication)
Teams/Teamwork
Basic Science of Aviation
Basic Electricity of Aviation
Airframe Structure and Repair
Powerplant Theory and Maintenance
Airframe Systems
Powerpalnt Systems and Components
College
INTRO
Basic Airframe
Basic Powerplant
Big Bend
AMT 148
AMT 151
AMT 249
Clover Park
AMT 116
AMT 143
AMT 225
Everett
AVA 101
AVA 202
AVA 102
South Seattle
AMT 111
AMT 214
AMT 234
Spokane
ACFT 115
ACFT 135
ACFT 255
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Boeing
ATS
Allegiance Air
Erickson Sky Crane
Alaska/Horizon Air
Columbia Helicopter
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◦ Mission Pilots
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West Side
Associated Painters
Erickson Sky Crane
Alaska/Horizon Air
Moody Aviation
Penn Air (AK)
Jet Tech
Empire Aerospace (ID)
Boeing???
East Side
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$27.96
$24.98
$24.47
$24.47
$20.95
$23.71
$24.71
Scheduled air transportation
Federal Executive Branch
Aerospace product/parts
manufacturing
Nonscheduled air transportation
Support activities for air
transportation
Median for Avionics Technicians
Median for Aircraft Technicians
*Job Growth Projected to be 7-13% in 2009
Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Assembly Mechanic
Company: Aerotek Commercial Staffing
Location: Auburn, Washington
Category: Manufacturing Jobs
Rate:$16.00 to $20.00 per Hour
Job Type:Contract-to-Hire
Posting Date:4/28/2011
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A&P Corporate aircraft mechanic
Company: Aerotek Aviation
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Category: Aviation Jobs
Rate:$19.00 to $25.00 per Hour
Job Type:Contract-to-Hire
Posting Date:4/8/2011
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Helicopter Mechanic
Company: Aerotek Aviation
Location: Mcconnell Afb, Kansas
Category: Aviation Jobs
Rate:$150,000.00 per Year
Job Type:Full-Time
Posting Date:3/9/2011
 Industry
Panel
◦ What you need?
◦ What do you value?
◦ Where do new employees tend to
fail?
◦ Employment opportunities
◦ Tips for applicants
 Program
Focus
 Key competencies
 Time to master
 Lab/class construct
◦ Facility pros/cons
◦ Equip pros/cons
 Employers
served
Refine Program offerings if needed
 Link to industry expectations
 Boost program output/potential
 Standardize curriculum
 Maintain dialogue
 Report back and review progress
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