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Old 07-02-2010, 05:49 PM
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Can someone tell me the difference between Boeing manager level k,l, and m. Is it similar to lead, shift superivisor, and general foreman? Thanks.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:52 PM
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Sort of. Management aren't part of the unions so they can't technically be a "lead", that's reserved for the engineers and mechanics.

I will speak to experience in engineering:

K level means they have around 10-12 people under them, or as few as 6. These are the "front line" managers in charge of the various teams, like Flight Control Electronics, as an example.

L level means they are in charge of 5-10 K level managers. They are in charge of a more general function, like "Flight Controls".

M level means they have like, 5-10 L level managers beneath them. They are in charge of a general skillset, like Flight Controls & Mechanical Hydraulics, and may span multiple projects. These managers also work with skill team "captains" who manage development of the workforce and things like that.
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:02 PM
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Default RE: Levels of management

So in other words a K level manager is like a first line supervisor. An L level in equal to a second level and M a third. Is that correct?
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