Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 28-Dec-2020 to 19-Jan-2021 (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.

Position Summary:  Responsible for non-standard work in Mobile FAL which includes but is not limited to Outstanding Work from Europe Plant Partners, Non-Conformities and snag sheets raised during standard FAL activities, Customer findings recorded in Quality Log Book, and Technical Log Book write ups during Flight Line and Delivery Phases. High level of skill and flexibility required to ensure FAL and Flight Line milestones are achieved while operating with the highest degree of safety, quality, cost, and adherence to schedule. Expected to work across multiple competencies in order to provide superior support to Mobile FAL and Flight Line Operations.


Primary Responsibilities:

1.       Technical Work on Aircraft: 60%

         Perform non-standard work that includes but is not limited to structural repairs, component exchanges, electrical routing and pinning, systems exchanges, painting and sealing, and troubleshooting

         Work in an autonomous and self-directed team to secure milestones for Mobile FAL and Flight Line

         Work in compliance with production orders, design documents, concessions, and inspection procedures

         Work in conjunction with engineering support to define rework or repair solutions and to carefully review all work orders, drawings, instructions, and procedures

         Occasionally assist FAL Operations with standard activities performed out of station

         Coordinate with various FAL Functions to safely and securely access aircraft for non-standard work.

         Able to isolate limited systems in order to safely perform non-standard work

         Flexibility to perform works in non-standard areas such as at height, confined space, and wet-tank entry while following all safety protocols and OSHA Regulations

         Document tasks in accordance with Airbus procedures and specifications

         Work with Quality Line Side to self-inspect or perform delegated inspection on non-conformance work performed by yourself or team members

         Use a variety of standard and specialized hand tools, power equipment, measuring devices, and test equipment in completing work assignments, and jigs/fixtures with associated license, such as but not limited to:

o    Overhead Crane

o    Cherry-Picker

o    Scissor Lift

o    Fork Lift

o    Lifting Platform

         Follow all OSHA, Safety, and Environmental Regulations


2.       Personal and Team Development: 25%

         Contribute to the growth of the X-Plant Multi-Functional Team by training other team members and being trained across multiple competencies

         Maintain Personal Development Record for work performed

         Actively participate in the development and improvement of A320 Family Assembly and Testing using Airbus Operating System Tools

         Participate in process improvement, root cause analysis, 5S, and all applicable tools improving work load, quality, safety, and increasing efficiency

         Promote and have an active role and detailed knowledge of specific Airbus procedures such as but not limited to:

o    Foreign Object Debris Procedure (FOD)

o    OEM Standards

o    Plant and Constituent Assembly Service Level Agreements and Processes

o    Tool Control

         Follow and encourage safety by using applicable PPE and following and exceeding safety requirements

         Maintain cleanliness of X-Plant Shop including free stock bins, consumable locations, and work benches


3.       Reporting: 10%

         Participate in daily SQCDP Talks to discuss day to day activity and priorities

         Timely sign-off work within specified work orders, non-conformities, and SAP systems

         Identify and raise non-conformities in SAP systems

         Report details of tasks and input/output of work directly to Leads and Management by means of Production Pace Control System


Additional Responsibilities:  

Other duties as assigned:  5%


Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



         Required: High School Diploma or GED

         Preferred: Training from a vocational school or previous employer in the use of application tolls and in application techniques


         Required: 2+ Years hands-on experience in Airbus Production with repair work


         Required: Self Inspection Quality Certification for minimum 3 Mobile FAL Competencies

         Preferred: Delegated Inspector Quality Certification

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

         Knowledge of Hand, Power Tools, Cutting Tools, etc related to Airbus Manufacturing

         Willingness to learn and cross-skill within multiple functions and competencies

         Ability to work across different teams to coordinate and complete activities

         Demonstrated ability to problem solve

         Knowledge of station safety, quality, FOD, and OSHA Regulations

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

         Effective verbal and written communication skills

Technical Systems Proficiency:

         Able to enter, generate, and retrieve information using a computer or tablet (SAP and Excel Knowledge Required)


Travel Required:

         0% Domestic and International


         Authorized to Work in the US




Physical Requirements:

         Vision: Adequate to enter and read material on computer screens. Able to identify markings and digital outputs on calibrated tools. Able to read drawings and measurement tools for precision work on aircraft.

         Hearing: Able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation in shop and production setting.  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 30lbs/12kg while engaging in aircraft activities.

         Lifting: Able to occasionally lift up to 60lbs/27kg.

         Pushing/Pulling: Able to push/pull items in aircraft and on shop floor.

         Sitting: Able to sit for extended periods of time at work benches or on aircraft.

         Squatting/Kneeling: Able to occasionally squat or kneel to work in confined areas such as Cargo Holds and Wing Tanks.

         Standing: Able to stand for extended periods of time.

         Travel/Mobility: Able to work outside hangers in changing locations. Able to work on movable lifts at the aircraft at a height of approximately 40 ft. Able to enter a wing tank through a 9.8 inch by 17.7 inch oval opening, while sometimes working in a ventilated fuel tank with a respirator in a confined space.

         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


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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