The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001

Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace
IFPTE Local 2001

Administrative Support Staff & Reception

Based in Tukwila, WA

About SPEEA - IFPTE Local 2001
The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, is a professional aerospace labor union representing more than 20,000 engineers, technical workers, pilots and other professionals in the aerospace industry. Presently, our union represents employees at The Boeing Company, Spirit AeroSystems, and Triumph Composite Systems. Members work in Washington, Kansas, Oregon, Utah and California. Organized in 1946, SPEEA is an affiliated local union of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE).

As a professional union, we negotiate contracts and provide representation to bargaining unit members at work. SPEEA helps employees navigate workplace and benefit issues while advocating for and providing workshops and classes to help members advance their careers. Our union is a strong advocate for employee issues at work, with political leaders and in communities where members live.

The union is governed by a member-elected Executive Board and Council. Daily operations are handled by a professional staff directed and managed by the Executive Director. With union headquarters in Tukwila, offices are also maintained in Everett, Washington and Wichita, Kansas.

Position opening & type:

  • Administrative Support Staff & Reception


  • Tukwila, WA

Position summary:

  • The Office Support & Reception position at SPEEA is part of a team responsible for all of the administrative functions required to run three union offices.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take minutes at meetings for the organization
  • Perform a variety of clerical, administrative and organizational tasks
  • Handle incoming calls, emails, incoming/outgoing mail
  • Handle confidential information with sensitivity
  • Provide support to union leaders
  • Provide backup reception to main receptionist

Qualifications & experience:

  • 2 - 5 years clerical/administrative support position experience
  • Professional and confident phone manner
  • Ability to handle high traffic reception area
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel
  • Correspondence and spreadsheet maintenance
  • Experience with Gmail, Google calendar

Essential skills:

  • Strong minute taking skills
  • Excellent listening and problem-solving skills, with an ability to identify key facts during calls and relay relevant information to union leaders and staff
  • Ability to occasionally handle difficult member in a reassuring and helpful way, while finding a successful resolution of their concern
  • Resiliency and a sense of humor
  • Familiarity with office equipment and practices, including computer databases
  • Excellent clerical, data entry, and administrative skills (Microsoft Office experience required)

SPEEA offers an excellent working environment and a competitive salary commensurate with experience SPEEA also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

SPEEA is an equal opportunity employer.

This position is represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Local 8
Hours of work for this position: 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., requires some evening meetings

Applications close: March 29, 2019

To Apply
Send résumé and letter of interest to:

SPEEA - Attention: Robin Fleming
15205 52nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98188

Email: robinf@speea.org

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