Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 19-Jun-2019 to 23-Jul-2019 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Contract

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.  In 2015, Airbus generated revenues of 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. 

Airbus is a shareholder of the missile systems provider MBDA, a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and owns a 50% stake in ATR, the turboprop aircraft maker, and Airbus Safran Launchers, the Ariane launcher manufacturer. 

Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of Commercial Aircraft comprising highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to over 600 seats.  In Defense and Space, Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services.  In Helicopters, Airbus is the world's No. 1 civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer offering the world's widest range of civil and military helicopters.

Position Summary: 

The tool crib stores the tools and small jigs used by production to build products. Storage in a tool crib enables monitoring the use of the equipment and ensures that the tools are kept in good repair. Responsible for two key tool crib functions: inventory and inspection of tools for wear and tear. 

Tool Shop Functions:

  • Receive, store, and issue hand tools, powered tools, cutting tools, small jigs, materials, and none-flying consumables (including chemicals), maintain records of tools and equipment movement.
  • Visually inspection of tools and equipment for defects and wear, reports damage or wear. Coordinate tool Repair and maintenance services.
  • Mark and identify tools and equipment, using Laser engraver or identification tag / stamp.
  • Support calibration activity under QA guidance.

Operational Procurement Functions:

  • Coordinate with local suppliers to validate material order receipt, availability, alternate and due date.
  • Create SAP master data and purchase request.
  • Coordinate with Strategic Procurement for order priority, expedite activity, PO release and order confirmation.
  • Coordinate and support Strategic Procurement for new/alternate supplier identification and/or material quotation.
  • Coordinate with Strategic procurement for material consumption, batch order Quantity and order cycle.

Shop Floor Control Functions:

  • Perform Aircraft Clip tools clean up using various methods such as Media Blast.
  • Perform daily consumable carts kitting activity and station delivery.
  • Perform temporary fastener cleaning/kitting activity and station delivery.
  • Maintain and advertise daily material ordering status to Production.
  • Participate to daily Production meeting.

Logistic Functions:

  • Prepare, maintain and perform none flying material periodic inventory, re-order and adjustment based on Mini/Max - First in/First out - Re-order point and inventory turnover. Identify obsolescence, out of date, superseded material for immediate adjustment activity.
  • Perform Good receipt and inventory adjustment.

Standard Functions:

  • Propose continuous improvement ideas to develop better processes and tool flows.
  • Participate to Audit preparation and Audit process.
  • Maintain constant record and data.
  • Operate forklift and golf cart to move tools, small jigs and supply items inside the facility.
  • Operate other powered equipment such as Scissor Lift/Aerial Lift/Pallet Jack/Safety Restraint system/Tug to support various activities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: Education:

  • Required high school diploma or GED


  • Five years of experience in logistics or tool management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in the inventory management is highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • General knowledge of hand, power tools, cutting tool related to aviation industry
  • Knowledge of shop safety (clean as you go/FOD) and OSHA regulations

Communication Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  •  Able to enter, generate and retrieve information using a computer (SAP and Excel knowledge required) 

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
  • 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.
  • 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 working in a ventilated fuel tank with a mask in a confined space. Able to enter a wing through a 9.8 inch by 17.7 inch oval opening.
  • 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.

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed.  Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus in America. 

Airbus Final Assembly Line
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