Staff Support – Administrative Assistant

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, Florida 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.

Administrative Assistant

The Office Support positions at SPEEA are part of a union represented team responsible for all of the administrative functions required to run three union offices. Administrative Assistants provide correspondence, research and database management support to the organization.


  • Prepares and finalizes correspondence for union contract administrators
  • Distributes incoming email messages to the organization
  • Performs daily updates and data uploads to member database
  • Generates time sensitive reports
  • Provides back up reception duties, answering phones and greeting visitors on an as needed basis


  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent clerical and administrative skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Database management and advanced data entry skills
  • Works well with a team, helps troubleshoot and offers solutions
  • An interest in helping people navigate unfamiliar work-related situations
  • 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 handle occasionally 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
  • Experience using Unionware and VAN database systems a plus

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. Primary work Tukwila, Washington.

This position is represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Local 8.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:
SPEEA - Attention: Robin Fleming
15205 52nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98188
Email: robinf@speea.org

Closing date: July 7, 2017

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