Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 10-May-2019 to 31-May-2019 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Intern

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:


This position is responsible for maintaining the Quality Performance system for the Final Assembly Line while employing certain manufacturing analysis to support improvements on cost, quality and time encompassed by Lean Performance (key performance indicators-KPI). This position is a key team component of the Quality Excellence and Quality Performance System enabling Airbus Americas Final Assembly Line to become a competitive Aircraft Manufacturer and World Class Manufacturing Facility.



Essential Functions (Primary Responsibilities ):


 Participates in manufacturing operations to present data/analysis, and utilizes performance improvement methodology to facilitate effective KPI reporting and provide this data to prepare and define improvement projects and action-plans. Support project teams and action-plan holders with the relevant data and propose, based on indicators, areas for Quality and Operational business improvements.  

Assures the Quality Management System and Work Instructions are at a high level of program compliance including quality processes and procedures that produce high quality products and services throughout the FAL.

Evaluates and communicates results of process capability studies and other ongoing process monitoring systems to assure continued reduction in defect rates, rework, and other avoidable, non-value-added costs, adhering to a set of indicators related to Quality on deliverables to the FAL USA:


  •          Quality Gate results,
  •          Outstanding work
  •          Concessions

Monitor FAL trends regarding different target areas and support Quality and Production departments in targeting clear improvement areas with defined action plans.

Maintain FAL-USA reporting a set of Indicators for SA Program Management, liaising with Central Quality to harmonize the output across Single Aisle and Airbus.


Provide support to all FAL department for setting a relevant and permanent set of Indicators.


Support Lean Quality Manufacturing by waste identification.  


 Support Aircraft Quality Conformance Management team peers when required to secure Quality objectives.

 Making proposals for Quality product/process/policy improvements and where required lead through changes to benefit cost, quality and time deliverables.    

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements (Skills needed):


  Ability to understand and implement the of principles, practices, methods, tools, and materials used in a manufacturing environment supporting the quality management.

  •          Knowledge of industrial technical processes
  •          Knowledge of performance measurement and KPI management
  •          Profound knowledge of MS Office tools (EXCEL, Power Point, )
  •          Knowledge of data analysis providing target setting through visual methods
  •          Knowledge of problem solving database tools
  •          Intercultural experience


Nice to have:

  •          Knowledge of rules for aircraft-design and -manufacturing
  •          Knowledge of ERP applications such as SAP/R3 (Module QM/PP/MM)
  •          Knowledge of Airbus process, methods and tools
  •          Knowledge of Airbus IT-Tools (CAIR, Zamiz, CAPRI, NormMaster)

Education/Special Qualifications:

 You have at least Associate and/or Technical level of Qualification related to Engineering/Manufacture with focus on Quality Performance Management and/or have a degree in Industrial Engineering, or Business Administration.

 Trainings provided by Airbus after recruitment:


  •     Airbus Quality Management System
  •          Managing and writing procedural documentation
  •          Aircraft configuration management
  •          International LEAN Problem Solving methods (PPS, Kepner Tregoe)
  •          Process management
  •          Lean Management
  •          Office IT tools (MS Windows, MS Office, SAP R/3)
  •       Specific Airbus IT Tools (as required).


  • Working Conditions/Physical Demands :
  • Office based environment within Manufacturing/Assembly facility 

Behavioral Success Factors:


         Project Leadership skills

         Coordinate and monitor workflow

         Comfortable in International environment

         Strong international communication skills

         Good Presentation skills

         Dynamic team player with high degree of flexibility

         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

         Precise and fast worker

         Fast learner

         Work self-responsible


         Good analytical thinking



         Ability to apply information from service manuals

         Ability to apply general detail procedures

         Mobility for training sessions in Europe

         Readiness for shift work




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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