Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 14-Feb-2019 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. 

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary: 

The A220 Manufacturing Engineering (Methods) Manager will manage and lead the FAL Manufacturing Engineering (Methods) department. Coordinate all activities related to the ME (Methods) group and ensure that actions are launched in order to support the FAL Station Manager (technical analysis, part ordering, work order creation, OSW analysis).

Identifies critical points, launches actions and does the follow up until closure. Manage the ME (Method) Team's priorities according to the FAL milestones. Ensure that all team members are competent and have a good skill set. Establish and maintain effective communication with the FAL production. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prevention and elimination of disturbances in the manufacturing process and monitoring the interfaces between the FAL and Suppliers.
  • Respect the planned budgets, incl. the performance of gain of productivity.
  • Manage "long-distance" relations with all functions, esp. the back office, logistic hub and interfaces to international manufacturing units and worldwide suppliers.
  • Manage and integrated the activities performed in FAL by Airbus CoEs.
  • Ensure consistency of operations and products in the SA Program by regular exchange of best practice among other Airbus FALs.
  • Select the best people for jobs, lead and coach the team and develop their skills. High flexibility and "multiple skill" requirements for the workforce and the management due to the small team during start-up.
  • Manage actively the transfer of expats to US by succession planning, preparation and training.
  • Preserve a high standard of technical knowledge among the workforce in a context of mobility, turn-over and integration of new operators.
  • Ensure fulfillment of legal and airworthiness requirements to ensure Operation, such as demonstration of compliance for the maintenance of the POA.
  • Contribute to enhancing the corporate image by ensuring the FAL environment standard is high and continuously improved.
  • Leading a team of direct and indirect reports.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 


  • A Master's Degree in Industrial, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.


  • 10-15 years of experience in aerospace mechanics
  • Successful in managing technical projects to ensure optimal industrialization of a product;
  • Experience in preparing budgets, executive presentation and reporting;
  • Experience in completions and program development (an asset).

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • Strong and effective interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Demonstrated natural leader with very good coaching skills.
  • Experienced leader in problem solving.
  • The ability to successfully complete the following specific or corresponding courses or through a previous employer:
    • Quality management for self-inspection (QS1)
    • Airbus production rules 80T
    • Corporate presentation skills
    • Occupation health and safety
    • Environmental protection
    • Drawing and Work Order Systems
    • Process rules
    • Airbus Manufacturing System AMS
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

         Frequent travel abroad for work and training.

         Involved communication on a  frequent basis with internal and external parties.


Physical Requirements:

Vision: Adequate to enter and read material on computer screens.  Able to identify individuals to initiate greetings, the giving of directions and other business interactions

Hearing: Able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation in office settings.   Able to hear safety alerts and warning signals.

Speaking: Able to engage in conversations in person and via electronic means and deliver information to groups of varying size with or without amplification.

Equipment Operation: Able to operate a wide range of personal and office electronic equipment.  Working on jigs at fuselage at a height of 15 feet.  Able to work on hydraulic lifts sometimes at a height of up to 40 feet.

Carrying: Able to occasionally carry up to 20lbs/9kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.

Lifting: Able to occasionally lift up to 20lbs/9kg.

Pushing/Pulling: Able to push/pull items in office areas.

Sitting: Able to sit for extended periods of time at computer and in meetings.

Squatting/Kneeling: Able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom shelves.  Able to work outside hangers in changing locations.  Able to work on movable lifts at the aircraft at a height of approximately 40 ft.  Sometimes may work in a ventilated fuel tank with a mask in a confined space.  Able to enter a width through a 9.8 by 17.7 inch oval opening.

Standing: Able to stand for extended periods of time delivering information.

Travel: Able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time.

Walking: Able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor surfaces.


Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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