Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 09-Oct-2020 to 04-Dec-2020 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

A career with Airbus provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As an Airbus employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits, which include health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off and holiday pay.


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 Ground Test Inspector (GTI) will be responsible for the planning, execution, and validation of Ground Tests in the Final Assembly Line.
  • This includes the demonstration of conformity within aircraft systems to the design specifications through attestation in the Airbus Test System (ESAO). Initiate actions to isolate, document, and ultimately eliminate any deviations detected.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform ground tests
    • Prepare the aircraft and workstation surroundings for ground tests on various avionics and electrical systems, in a safe environment. Perform function tests on all systems (flight controls, navigation, passenger entertainment, etc.) in parallel to the assembly of the aircraft from beginning to Flight Testing. Organize documentation of any non-conformity in the SAP NC system and initiate associated retests (Repeat Test Instruction) after the finalization of rework.
  • Perform troubleshooting (T/S)
    • Perform T/S on test systems and aircraft systems. Prepare and coordinate troubleshooting and distinguish error types. Clarify problems with the engineering department.
  • Support improvement measures
    • Identify problems internally to continuously improve the "On-Time On Quality" production process.
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED


  • Minimum 5+ years of aviation experience, preferably as an Aircraft Avionics Technician with a focus on aircraft systems (electrical preferred) or experienced Quality Inspector in avionics systems in an international aviation
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in troubleshooting on aircraft systems
  • Experience in A320 Family type rating is beneficial

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of drawing systems
  • Knowledge of quality management systems
  • Knowledge of IT systems
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and tools used in the production line
  • Knowledge of industry safety practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of industrial technical process
  • Highly proficient written and spoken English
  • Computer skills and working experience with MS Office Products 

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 to 30lbs/14kg
  • Pushing/Pulling: able to push/pull items in office areas and on the shop floor
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods at the 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 delivering information
  • Travel/Mobility: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods 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

Equal Opportunity:

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 another 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 another 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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