Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by TangoFoxtrot, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot New Member

    My name is Teo and I am in the process of getting hired as a PT package handler. I have my second trip to be processed in about a week and I am excited about starting. Though I know that we are not promised the future, I am planning on staying long-term. Right now, I am getting my Aircraft Maintenance Technician licenses and would like to apply for that position with UPS when I get my FAA certifications. I am also getting my pilot ratings but since that will take a while to get my ATP license and get enough hours to be able to do that with UPS, I plan on being a package handler until I'm able to get my AMT license, and then do that at UPS until I have enough hours flying.

    I joined this forum to learn more about UPS and this is the first union job that I am getting in to. How do promotions work at UPS, and especially in regards to what I have in mind as a future career path? I have general vague notions about bidding and seniority - but not sure about specifics. And also understand that the AMTs and package handlers are part of the Teamsters, while UPS pilots have their own union. Is the path that I have in mind feasible? Does the unionization help or hinder internal mobility?

    I know these are some deep questions for the introductory forum but I appreciate all reponses and look forward to posting in this community! :happy2:
  2. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    Teo welcome to brown cafe,
    you should look into your local, we are from all over the country
    and we have different supplements, good luck
  3. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot New Member

    Thanks! I will look into what they say. From what I had heard from HR is that when I get my FAA A&P certifications that I can apply for AMT positions despite not having much seniority because it requires special training. But perhaps the local will have more info....
  4. Amanabbas69

    Amanabbas69 New Member

    I am also new in this forum but well come most in this great forum dear friend,,,,
  5. klein

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  7. klein

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