Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 13-Mar-2020 to 06-Apr-2020 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • F7
  • 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 Head of Quality Planning and Surveillance is responsible to ensure accurate Quality planning of Inspection, Surveillance, Industrial Qualification activities for the A320 Final Assembly Line Operations.  Secures the oversight of the Operations are completed by performing  Surveillance and Industrial Qualification through a team, drumbeats actions within the team to investigate via recognized Root Cause Analysis methods.  Also, through a team of Problem Solvers, reacts to problems by engaging a multi-functional team in Root Cause Corrective Action eradication.  To secure the overall system of surveillance on operations, secure complete and full industrial qualification and secure quality standards within the Final Assembly Line. 

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Quality Planning and Management to ensure oversight and management of Operational System: 20%
  • Develop and Perform operational Surveillance Performance according to an annual plan: 20%
  • Manage the complete Industrial Qualification dossier and ensure its accuracy: 20%
  • Allocated RCCA via Problem Solving capability on the Product issues impacting a business area: 20%
  • Continually improves the Control and Inspection plan for the Aircraft; ensuring material for Inspectors is clear and unambiguous to secure product integrity: 10% 
  • Other duties as assigned:  10% 

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:  


  • Degree in Aeronautical/Industrial Engineering or
  • Equivalent experience in Production (Aerospace or other) Quality Departments. 


  • 5 years' plus experience in Aerospace and/or equivalent environment.
  • Quality experience preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Proven Leader of effective teams that generate results.
  • Strong and effective Practical Problem-Solving skills (demonstrable).
  • Understanding of Kaizen approach to Manufacturing.
  • Knowledge about non-conformance management and Root Cause Analysis methods within Airbus.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Airbus Quality Management System and its process.
  • Knowledge of the Production process and build cycle.
  • Knowledge of rules for aircraft design and manufacturing
  • Familiar with the American aviation market, its Airlines and Airline Representatives
  • Ability to quickly understand technical documents.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong IT Skills in the main Software Programs (i.e. Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Strong communication skills through all levels of the organization and Functions.
  • Strong international communication skills.
  • Strong and effective Practical Problem-Solving skills (demonstrable). 

Travel Required:

  • 5% Domestic and International. 


  • Authorized to Work in the US. 


  • None. 

Decision Making, Complexity: 

  • Leadership and Management responsibilities in line with their scope and frame of disciplinary authority.
  • Ability to modify, change and/or alter Quality dossiers and documents within set guidelines.
  • Decision-making power within the guidelines and procedures linked to the listed responsibilities defined above.
  • Decision-making power formally delegated from the Head of Quality.
  • Decision-making power within the defined scope of SME (Subject Matter Expert) for which can and may be nominated.  

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success: 

  • Direct influence on the reduction Cost of Non-Quality affecting the financial position of Airbus.
  • Improvement of Customer satisfaction through improving the Quality of the Product/Process.
  • Through engagement and behaviors drive people/teams to improve on current ways of working and standards to achieve excellence in manufacture/operations.
  • Compliance of the Airbus QMS and its impact on the regulatory approvals which are given to Airbus by the Aviation Authorities. 

Nature of Contacts: 

  • Involved Communication on a regular basis with internal parties only. 

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 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
  • Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 55lbs/25kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • Lifting: able to occasionally lift up to 55lbs/25kg.
  • 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.
  • 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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