Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 17-Feb-2020 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: 

The A320 Quality Line Side Supervisor will 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. 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and develop the Flowline Quality Line Side team and to ensure the Level 3 qualification of inspection employees are in accordance to the Airbus Qualification requirements
  • Ensure all EASA-POA 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 required standards, inspection plans and attested
  • Risk mitigation of quality escapes endangering the aircraft built and/or product safety, launch of immediate corrective actions
  • Ensure with Operations the competence and qualification management of Operations and Quality Focal Point for the production delegated Inspectors
  • 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)
  • Responsible Focal Point for all external EASA Audits
  • 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 trainings 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 employee 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 activities
  • 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 

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:  

  • 5+ years' of supervisory experience in Aviation (Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Assembly Processes, Production method, etc.)
  • Ability to work in different production management systems
  • High degree of flexibility and initiative
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • 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 systems
  • Knowledge of the Aircraft manufacturing process with strong emphasis on Structure/Mechanical/Paint tasks
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office & SAP 

Education/Special Qualifications: 

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

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • 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. Working on jigs at fuselage at a height of 15 feet. Able to work on hydraulic lifts sometimes at a height of up to 40 feet
  • Carrying: Able to occasionally carry up to 20lbs/9kg while engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects
  • Lifting: Able to occasionally lift up to 20lbs/9kg
  • 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. 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 may work in a ventilated fuel tank with a mask in a confined space. Able to enter a width through a 9.8 by 17.7 inch oval opening
  • Standing: Able to stand for extended periods of time delivering information
  • Travel: Able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes
  • 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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