Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 03-Dec-2019 to 06-Apr-2020 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • F6
  • Salary
  • 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:  Direct, supervise and coordinate operational Quality activities in the Single Aisle Flowline. Manage, motivate and develop the Quality team, including Lead Inspectors. Responsible to ensure the Airbus Quality Standards of the Aircraft, based on the defined inspection and regulations. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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;
  • Lead and develop the Flowline Quality team;
  • Ensure the Level 3 qualification of inspection employees is in accordance to the Airbus Qualification requirements
  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are implemented and used in the Flowline Product Quality and manufacturing organization
  • Validate that technical inspections in the production process of the aircraft are carried out to the POA standards, inspection plans and attested
  • Risk mitigation of quality escapes endangering the aircraft built and/or product safety, launch of immediate corrective actions
  • Ensure that the Aircraft production and the Final Operational Test (FOT) is in compliance with the Quality, cost and lead-time targets of the Final Assembly Line (FAL-USA)
  • Define and implement work level processes based on the experience and recommendations from existing FAL operations. Identify opportunities and implement adaptations for local application of ideas
  • Conduct training for optimum performance in job procedures and methods of employees
  • Represent Flowline to departments within the FAL. Interface with departments to facilitate problem resolution and process improvement
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations; make recommendations regarding personnel actions and collaborate with the Quality Manager in employee communications
  • Ensure that employees are in compliance with OSHA, safety and environmental regulations
  • Responsible for Continuous Improvement
  • Collaborate with the procurement function to ensure the acquisition of necessary consumable materials, tools and equipment
  • Plan and control workload of all assigned employees to ensure on-time delivery
  • Provide efficient feedback analysis and trend to management
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 


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


  • Minimum 5+ years' of supervisory experience in Aviation (Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Assembly Processes, Production method, etc.)
  • Have management experience in a manufacturing (quality department is an asset) or aerospace industry ideally;
  • Experience as a member and leader of an international team
  • Work with the principles, practices, methods and tools used in aircraft manufacturing
  • Experience working with non-conformities and design query notes
  • Experience working with quality management system 


  • A&P License (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems
  • Knowledge of drawing systems, inspection plans, and inspection coordination
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and tools used in the production line
  • Handling and use of inspection tools of the length measuring techniques (mechanical, optical, electrical).
  • Ability to work in different production management systems
  • High degree of flexibility and initiative
  • Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Specifically, in English which is required operating in a multicultural and multifunctional environment.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office & SAP

Travel Required:

  • Periods of frequent travel


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • See primary responsibilities

Organizational information:

  • Direct Reports: Non-exempt

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • See primary responsibilities

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved communication on a regular basis with internal and external parties

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.

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.

Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • Apply Now

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share This Page
  • Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email
logo commercial aircraft helicopters defence space company newsroom