Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 17-Apr-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:

  • Responsible for the specification, development, and release to production of tooling for the manufacture, transportation or testing of aircraft parts, components or assemblies within the Airbus Final Assembly Line USA.

Essential Functions:

  • Conceptualize, specify and develop aircraft tooling and equipment based on production needs. Strong understanding of tolerance, fixturing and electrical/mechanical/pneumatic systems needed for custom applications and feasibility determinations.
  • Evaluate, specify and manage the modification of existing equipment for adaptation to customer needs.
  • Research, evaluate and specify machines and systems to fulfill customer requirements.
  • Support the operational day to day maintenance activities for the FAL including coordinating subcontractor activities on the site. Oversee/lead root cause analysis investigations of equipment failures.       Audit reports/documentation for accuracy/thoroughness. Strict adherence to regulations of applicable international, federal, state and local laws with respect to operation of the FAL and ensure compliance to warranty program requirements.
  • Support Quality group during engineering inspection of new/modified equipment for release to user acceptance testing.
  • Analyze tooling rate changes cost & impact.
  • Interpret, verify and approve drawings related to tooling changes;
  • Participate in the investigation of root causes of problems and analyze potential solutions by assessing the costs, impacts and risks of a change in production
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of Tooling changes and coordinate the first unit
  • Participate actively in production support by coordinating problem solving with other support departments (Andon);
  • Establish the definitions of tooling requirements, assembly and the implementation of various production equipment according to the optimal methodology taking into account the health / safety component. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Lead special projects assigned by manager.
  • Support other departments as needed.
  • Is a technical expert to call for tender process including contributing to creation of subcontract specifications and scope of work statements.
  • Provides subcontract advice and counsel to program managers, engineering personnel, and other related functions such as finance, quality and contract administration.
  • Responsible to track follow-up and report on corrective action plans regarding service delivery.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • 5 or more years developing/managing industrial manufacturing equipment.
  • 3 or more years managing subcontractor activities in a production environment.
  • 3 or more years using SAP plant maintenance or equivalent validated system of record.
  • Current in industry trends, best practices, and technology.
  • Demonstrated success in the application of project skills.
  • Analytical and quantitative skills and demonstrated ability to develop strategic solutions utilizing root cause analysis.

Education/Special Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience successfully managing multiple work-streams in a multi-cultural environment and successfully addressing cultural differences.

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 personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors.
  • 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

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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