NC Spar Mill Operator

NC Spar Mill Operators machine close tolerance, high quality spars for aircraft assembly. A graduate NC Spar Mill Operator will have the knowledge of all facets of spar fabrication. An NC Spar Mill Operator apprentice receives training in all phases of conventional and NC/CNC milling machines, including skin and spar mills and layout, shot peen operations, hand work, heat treat, tank lines, assembly, prep, and spar handling processes.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

IAM / Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program

IAM District 751

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Completion of:
            ACCUPLACER or COMPASS assessment
             or
            Math Intermediate Algebra, English 90
  • Eligible for hire or rehire at Boeing company
  • No previous enrollment in IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship program

Acquire Necessary Skills

  • Review list of required qualifications in the Preparing for an Apprenticeship PrepPack
  • Complete required vocational training or minimum of 1 year of trade-related work experience
  • Current employees and eligible former employees may contact a Career Advisor
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply online during posted openings
  • Qualifying applicants will be placed in eligibility pool
  • Applicants will be selected for interview
  • Selected applicants will be referred to apprenticeship committee
Step 3: Begin Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship

Wages

  • Start at 70% of current Journey-Level rate.
  • Gain 4% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.

Starting Hourly Base Rate

  $30.70 + Benefits       

G.I. Bill® Housing Allowance

  • Usage is optional
  • Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool
  • Search School Name:  IAM-BOEING JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE

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All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

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GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.