Structural Airframe Assembler Program: Companies Info

Do You Need Structural Airframe Assemblers?

globeflagThe Canadian and Ontario aerospace industry is growing again.  We're adding full time paying jobs month over month, and exports continue to increase for Made in Canada aerospace products.  But - of course with this demand, it is hard to find skilled talent.  

Nowhere is that more apparent than in the talent shortage of skilled Structural Airframe Assemblers.  That's where we come in.  We are the OMLC, and we've created an industry-led consortium to tackle this challenge head on.  

We are inviting Ontario aerospace companies like yours to participate in the Structural Airframe Assembler Learning Program - an industry-led program designed to find talented and hardworking youth and connect them with Ontario aerospace companies that are in need on Structural Airframe Assemblers.

Is This Your Organization?

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  • Do you need skilled Structural Airframe Assemblers to meet increasing production schedules and/or customer expectations for providing higher-value products and assemblies?
  • Do you have production facilities that are running below capacity because you can't onboard people fast enough?
  • Are you finding the recruiting process too time-consuming and uncertain?
  • Is your HR team open to trying something new that will introduce you to great candidates you would not normally see?
  • Does your company have the ability to plan six months out in terms of building a pipeline of qualified Structural Airframe Assemblers?
  • Do you have current employees who could become good Structural Airframe Assemblers, with the right training?
  • Would you like to hire people who have the right personal competencies, attitudes, aptitudes, and initiative so that, with the right training, they could become capable Structural Airframe Assemblers and valued employees?
  • Do you have experienced Structural Airframe Assemblers – some nearing retirement – who could help train younger employees?
  • Would you like to have an industry developed learning program to help you train Structural Airframe Assemblers – current employees or new hires – who will be capable, valued employees?
  • Would you like to have funding to help offset the costs of this on-the-job learning program?

If you answered yes to many of the questions above, then participating in the Structural Airframe Assembler Program may be right for your company!

The Structural Airframe Assembler Learning Program - Good For Business!

The Structural Airframe Assembler Learning Program Training has been designed to help companies like yours:

  • hire with confidence - getting the right candidates into critical Structural Airframe Assembler trainee roles
  • cut training / onboarding time in half by leveraging an industry developed hands-on learning program
  • cut training costs in half by partnering with expert organizations
  • access $1,000 financial incentive per candidate to help cover the costs of your efforts in training these new or existing employees in your production facilities.

This program requires commitment from all sides to try something new - but now it's in place and the results to date have been exceptional.  Participating companies are extremely happy with the results they are seeing in their new hires. (check out some of the stories in our news section)

Here's How The Program Works

1. OMLC Recruits & Attracts Youth To Apply For The Program

1. OMLC Recruits & Attracts Youth To Apply For The Program

Working within our consortium associations, through print, digital, and social media, this website, and our partner social services agencies - we encourage youth who fit the right profile to become a good Structural Airframe Assembler to apply.

We provide detailed information on the program, the job, the equipment, and the process - so they have a good overview of the Structural Airframe Assembler role. Candidates apply to the program at www.manpowerjobs.com, search Structural Airframe Assembler Program.


2. OMLC Partner - Manpower - Screens and Interviews The Applicants

2. OMLC Partner - Manpower - Screens and Interviews The Applicants

Through our partnership with Manpower, they interview and screen candidates using the OMLC screening process. They put the candidates through a rigorous screening and interviewing process:
  • First, applicants are initially screened by completing a self-scoring instrument that asks them to respond to very direct questions about things they like to do and activities they were good at doing. All of these questions are directly related to competencies associated with success on the job.
  • Second, applicants that pass the first screening are invited to an initial interview that consists only of questions that focus directly on the competencies required to be successful in the job.
  • Third, if the applicant passes the initial interview, they move on to a structured interview.
  • Fourth, the applicant the completes two objective, focused competency assessment tests.
On the basis of the objective data from the screening, the interviews, the tests, and the judgment of the interviewer – the decision is made about which applicants to select to proceed to interviews with participating companies.

3. Your Company Interviews The Candidates

3. Your Company Interviews The Candidates

Your company interviews the candidate with the aid of the OMLC Interview Guidelines - and shows them around at your facilities.

You will be sent the OMLC Interview Guidelines in advance so you can be prepared for a great interview / discussion with your candidate, to confirm our assessment of the candidate's aptitudes and attitudes.



4. Your Company Hires A Candidate (or More)

4. Your Company Hires A Candidate (or More)

Hopefully, you will be interested in hiring the pre-screened and pre-interviewed candidate as a Structural Airframe Assembler Trainee.

Upon hiring the candidate, your company will begin to pay his / her salary from his/her first day of training and for the duration of the program. At the end of the program, it is our hope that you will wish to continue to employ the successful Trainee full time at a fair market wage.



5. OMLC's Educational Partner Will Provide 320 Hours Of Classroom Training Shop / Classroom Learning

5. OMLC's Educational Partner Will Provide 320 Hours Of Classroom Training Shop / Classroom Learning

We'll focus on the following areas to get trainees to be able to participate actively and safely in productive work from their first day in your production facilities - immediately after they complete their training shop / classroom learning.
  • Orientation to Aerospace
  • Workplace Safety
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Applied Math
  • Materials
  • Tools
  • Measurement
  • Manufacturing Terminology
  • Drilling, Fastening and Sealing practices and techniques

6. Your Company Will Provide Approximately 480 Hours Of On The Job Learning

6. Your Company Will Provide Approximately 480 Hours Of On The Job Learning

Using the clearly defined OMLC Structural Airframe Assembler Technical Learning Outcomes, your company will provide a trainer to work with the trainee.

The trainer will review the Technical Learning Outcomes with the trainee, and be responsible for making sure the trainee is progressing towards satisfactory mastery of them by the end of the on-site training period.

OMLC will support your Trainee and their Trainer by providing:

  • Our OMLC Monitor / Coach who will visit your facilities regularly to meet with the Trainer and the Trainee to help them make good progress towards the Trainee’s mastery of all Technical Learning Outcomes.
  • A ‘Learning Contract’ system – online – that will enable your Trainer and Trainee to set learning objectives regularly and track progress by the Trainee in achieving mastery of the Technical Learning Outcomes.



7. OMLC Will Assess & Certify Successful Trainees - Now Capable & Productive Employees

7. OMLC Will Assess & Certify Successful Trainees - Now Capable & Productive Employees

At the end of the learning program, the OMLC will assess the trainee's mastery of the OMLC Technical Learning Outcomes for a Structural Airframe Assembler [Level 1] based on:
  • the trainee's successful passing of tests administered during the orientation training shop learning
  • the trainee's demonstrating to our Assessor that he / she can use the required tools and operate the required equipment and produce parts/assemblies as per work orders.
  • the trainee's demonstration of knowledge of general manufacturing technical practices and procedures and knowledge of Structural Airframe Assembly specific technical work practices via an on-line examination.

Trainees who successfully pass all OMLC requirements will be awarded their OMLC Certificate as a Structural Airframe Assembler [Level 1]. Those Trainees who excel in meeting these requirements will be recognized ‘with Distinction’.

And at this time, your company will have the opportunity to continue to employ this OMLC Certified Structural Airframe Assembler [Level 1]




These Companies Are Already Benefiting From The SAA Learning Program!

 

  • mitsubishi canada
  • dellcomm
  • noranco
  • cyclone
  • vacdev

 

 


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