Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 31-Jan-2020 to 01-Apr-2020 (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.

The Lean/Continuous Expert (AOS Expert) contributes directly to the Airbus Industrial strategy by defining and deploying ways of working within operational teams with direct contact with key stakeholders. With a deep knowledge of lean principles and a proven shop-floor experience in Manufacturing, you will address systemic operational performance issues with piloted, standardized & sustainable solutions through the Airbus Operating System (AOS). 

  • Improving business efficiency and results achievement by advising plant stakeholders at manager and senior manager level on business priorities and how to make the most of the standards, methods and associated behaviours
  • Supervising business improvement / transformation road maps, the jobholder will identify which Lean/AOS standards best match the manufacturing areas needs OR trigger new Lean/AOS standards definition
  • Growing the knowledge and autonomy of business managers and change agents by supporting the implementation of AOS/Lean standards & continuous improvement solutions in manufacturing areas
  • Promoting the use of internal good practices and external benchmarking by acting transversally with the extended manufacturing communities 

Essential Functions:

Develop new Lean/AOS standards to answer the business issues & priorities. As per AOS/Lean Brick 6 Phase Methodology: Stake, Standard way of working, Pilot, Learning solution, Deployment plan and Assessment 

  • Define/update the required competence model for the standards
  • Pilot the lean/AOS standards first implementations in the plant/FAL following the AOS deployment strategy with a "we do, you do" logic
  • Assess standard implementation is at the right level through the implementation checklist
  • Advise stakeholders
  • Provide knowledge transfer in dedicated manufacturing areas/populations to local plant/FAL teams (from business managers to change agents)
  • Assess plant/FAL industrial maturity through the Airbus Industrial Assessment (including operation performance & AOS standard adherence)
  • Lead or contribute dedicated Airbus Task Forces through AOS stream: diagnostic, solution definition and implementation, results demonstration
  • Contribute to key project with Lean/AOS skills & competences in the frame on ad hoc Top Management Request (Head of Function, COO, CEO) to ensure project outcomes are delivering tangible benefits for the company and enabling sustainable and long term performance 

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 (Skills needed):

  • Educated to a 5 years degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering 
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes, production management, and industrialization principles
  • Proven experience in lean/continuous improvement projects demonstrating tangible & sustainable results
  • Experienced in project management, including multi-functional teams and financial aspects
  • Able to demonstrate operational experience in the implementation and optimization of industrial systems (conception phase, implementation, management of production processes)
  • Good communication skills, active listening and a pro-active approach to problem-solving & decision making
  • Proven coaching/training competencies, leadership, assertiveness to influence and challenge the status quo
  • 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. 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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