Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 15-Feb-2019 to 31-May-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:

As Operations Leader of a Station, incumbent is responsible for technical leadership along with oversight of all manufacturing activities within the purview of the Station and ensuring effective coordination between the multiple processes supervised.

Station responsibility includes the management of all tools and jigs belonging to the Station as well as their maintenance, repair and calibration.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of all employees assigned to the respective group. Includes the selection, performance management, identification of development needs, and employee recognition.
  • Provide direction and oversight to production activities and monitor the progress of the A/C through the PPCB board and Quality gate board.
  • During walk reports and updates upper level management on A/C progress and alerts colleagues to potential problems and solutions. Perform or assign to staff analyses on operational issues, improvements and other savings initiatives.
  • Function as a role model and leader in the observance of OSHA rules and regulations. Ensure the importance and company commitment to safety is in the forefront of thought and action on the part of every employee.
  • Coordinate and communicate Station activities throughout the FAL, the management team, other FALs and relevant parties, also to include management and communication of out-of-station activities.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of training, qualification of team, and progression of team members.
  • Ensure all team members 100% compliance to all company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the development of manpower forecast requirements based on workload and necessary skill sets required to meet the delivery schedule.
  • Identify, eliminate and, when able, anticipate problems, which occur in the manufacturing process, as quickly and as early as possible.
  • Proactively identify and resolve problems to prevent disagreements and encourage cooperative work relationships. Engage with support staff from Quality, Procurement and other specialty areas to improve work flow and enhance existing processes.
  • Ensure the completion of specified work packages in compliance with costs, quality specifications and customer expectations.
  • Collaborate with the procurement function to ensure acquisition of necessary consumable materials as well as tools and other equipment.
  • Ensure orders and (work) material availability to guarantee work progress.
  • Participate and lead Station in achieving the annual objectives (e.g. CI, Quality Gates and specific KPIs).
  • Responsible for A/C documentation for Hand Over to next Station and also FOT (PIR-book, Folio, NC, Intervention Cards, Removal-Sheet-Book, etc.).
  • Exert your leadership while respecting the vision and values of the company;
  • Be able to work under pressure and engage your team to meet strict deadlines;
  • Manage your team performance using KPI's.
  • Ensure continuous improvement, notably with the application of the problem resolution process.
  • Coach your team (15-25 employees) in order to develop their talent in the organization.
  • Identify, document and standardize key processes leading to the achievement of objectives.
  • Optimize the sharing of knowledge and best practices throughout the organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements :

  • A minimum of 5-10 years of experience in Aviation (Manufacturing Engineering, Assembly Processes, Production method, etc.). or equivalent experience.
  • 2 - 5 or more years of Leadership experience in Aviation.
  • Experience with Quality / Logistics rules in aviation manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills on different levels, a structured way of working and the ability to deal with a volume of complex information.
  • Experience as a member and leader of an international team.

Education/Special Qualifications:

A Bachelors' degree in Aeronautical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 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 tools and equipment including hydraulic lifts and arms.
  • 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 30lbs/14kg.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Able to push/pull items in office areas and on shop floor.
  • 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.
  • Standing: Able to stand for extended periods of time delivering information.
  • Travel/Mobility: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time and on short notice.
  • Walking: Able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor or outdoor surfaces other business interactions
  • Space Limitations: Working on jigs at fuselage at a height of 15 feet.

 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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