Tool Planning Trainee Class
by Kizzy Bailey — Posted on April 15, 2015
The company plans to begin a Tool Planning Trainee class (Code 830-3, Technical and Office labor Grade 14) to train employees to qualify for promotion to the Tool Planner classification. This is a training program of up to one year in duration and consists of classroom and on-the-job (OJT) training. Upon satisfactory completion of training, employees will be promoted to the Tool Planner classification in accordance with the Company-Union Agreement.
For promotion to Tool Planning Trainee an employee is required to pass a Tool Planning Trainee entry test. To qualify to take the Tool Planning Trainee test, an employee is required to have basic computer skills (Excel, Word, SFM, etc.) AND one of the following minimum levels of experience and/or training:
1. Three years of aircraft shop type experience in areas such as fabrication, assembly and tooling which includes demonstrated ability to use assembly blueprints,
2. Successful completion of a high quality industrial based tool planning training program or vocational/technical school program (typically 600 hours or more in duration) which include aircraft blueprint reading, mathematics including trigonometry, tool design theory, material and processes, and tool planning laboratory.
Employees desiring to be considered for placement in this training program should call HR voice 866-371-1323, submit a request for TOOL PLANNING TRAINEE, CODE 830-3 and submit a Background Resume to Labor Relations. This form can be found on the Marietta Labor Relations Web site. Employees in lateral or higher-rated classifications may apply for consideration and if qualified, will be placed in the trainee classification at their current rate of pay if within the trainee rate range. If current pay is above the trainee range, their rate will be reduced to the top of the Tool Planning Trainee rate range. All requests for this training program must be submitted to HR Voice by Monday, April 27, 2015.
For additional information, please contact Teresa West at (770) 494-3193.
This document may also be accessed thru the Marietta Labor Relations home page: http://people.lmaero.lmco.com/human-resources/hrjobs/hrjobs.html 
Message from the President:
IAM&AW Representatives, including General Vice President Mark Blondin, Gary Allen, and Aerospace Coordinator, T. L. Smith, met Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Southern Territory Headquarters to discuss the issue of Lockheed Martin moving towards using 3rd Party Labor to accomplish work covered by our Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA's).
Following briefings by the Directing Business Representatives from Fort Worth, Marietta and Palmdale, and after much discussion, it was decided to set up a conference call as soon as possible between Legal Counsel and ask them to confer with each other on the subject of 3PL, and to provide feedback on how the IAM should proceed in these discussions with Lockheed Martin.
Perry B. Gulledge
It has been brought to my attention that our Union Shirt Thursday has not been being observed by all of our Sisters and Brothers. So I would like all of our Sisters and Brothers to start showing their Unity by wearing their Union Shirts on every Thursday. This will send a clear message to the Company that we will stand together on all Issues that THEY CREATE now and in the future whatever they maybe.
LOCAL LODGE 709