Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 11-Jun-2019 to 31-Oct-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 Airbus Operating System (AOS) Lean Change Agent will contributes directly to the Airbus FAL USA Industrial strategy by coaching, defining and deploying ways of working within operational teams with direct contact with key stakeholders.


With a proven shop-floor experience in Manufacturing and demonstration of a "Can do" attitude, the jobholder will address systemic operational performance issues with piloted, standardized and sustainable solutions through the Airbus Operating System.

Essential Functions:

  • Function as a champion for change in the FAL in multiple ways: sponsoring effective application of lean techniques to operational situations to engaging with employees in assessing key elements of success and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Support FAL Lean initiatives that are focused on the development of a sustainable Lean culture consistent with the Airbus Operating System.
  • Create, implement and document methods, tools, processes and standards relevant to the AOS/Lean deployment in the FAL Standard Line Balancing, SQCDP, PPS (Practical Problem solving), Process Confirmation, Performance Dialogue, Kaizen, 5S Improvement activities and value stream mapping. etc.
  • Mentor and coach other employees to ensure a successful and sustainable AOS/Lean deployment.
  • Collect and analyse data to support the preparation of business cases for change, improvement and optimization projects.
  • Contribute to key projects with Lean/AOS skills & competences as defined by AOS Continuous improvement leader.
  • Engage with the value adding workforce as individuals and groups to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Contribute to AOS industrial maturity and ensure brick deployment meets the desired standard.
  • Support in the facilitation and organization of Kaizen workshops/ offsite workshops.
  • Grow the knowledge and autonomy of operational leaders, MFT and value adders workers by supporting the implementation of AOS/Lean standards and continuous improvement solutions in manufacturing areas.
  • Create KPI's (Key performance indicators)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Develop, moderate, and chair workshops within the FAL to resolve business and cultural issues respectively.


  • Using validated samples to identify, communicate and promote the use of Lean tools and techniques for effective problem-solving at all levels.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements :

  • 1-3 years' experience in Aerospace manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles and project management skills desirable.
  • Knowledge of the Airbus A320 Family and processes with an Airbus FAL plant.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with Microsoft Excel to analyse data and create metrics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with Microsoft Powerpoint to aid communication. .
  • Knowledge of Microsoft access desirable.
  • Knowledge of creating training material using instructional design desirable.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to structure tasks while dealing with a high volume of complex information and specific deadlines.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including influencing skills.


Education/Special Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree but an equivalent combination of high school education and manufacturing experience will also be considered.


Working Conditions:


  • 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.
  • Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 30lbs/14kg 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.
  • 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.
  • Travel: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time. Working outside hangers in changing locations.
  • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor surfaces


As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

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, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  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, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

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

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 does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment.  Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. 


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