Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 17-Feb-2022 to 01-Jul-2022 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Competitive market salary
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Bonus(es). After one year of service, can elect to participate in 401(k). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2022 plan year and are subject to change without notice

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.

AIRBUS requires that all new employees and temporary workers of Airbus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airbus allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.

Position Summary:

The Head of Industrial Maintenance will be responsible for providing technical support regarding aircraft assembly equipment, process efficiency and equipment safety. Provide technical assistance in the scope of preventive and predictive maintenance and other facets of reliability engineering. Develop, monitor and maintain a comprehensive set of performance metrics for 3rd party maintenance service providers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the manufacturing operation resources, vendors, develop and establish technical specifications for equipment and mechanical systems, including: assembly jigs, ground testing equipment, transportation trollies, A/C jacking systems.
  • Develops and improves documentation including SOPs, maintenance procedures, standardized specifications, and other technical documentation to support safety and quality programs and drive continuous improvement.
  • Participates in the design, construction, and start-up of new equipment at existing and new company facilities.
  • Participates in review and development of deliverables, Scopes of Work, drawings, models, and specifications.
  • Works collaboratively with Jigs & Tools engineers and assembly technicians to troubleshoot production issues, develop maintenance procedures, asset management plans, and spare parts identification.
  • Local administrator over identifying Maintenance KPIs, MTBF, FMEA analysis systems and software.
  • Leads FMEA and RCFA reviews.
  • Identifies PM strategies, methodologies, tools, and procedures for new equipment.
  • Leads and employs root cause failure analysis techniques to improve asset OEE.
  • Adheres to guidelines set out for good housekeeping, GMPs, quality, and safety.

Qualified Experience/Skills/Training:


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is required; plus a minimum of 5 years of reliability, maintenance management, mechanical, or electrical engineering experience in a manufacturing environment. An equivalent amount of education and experience may be accepted.
  • Experience in the aerospace industry is preferred but not required.


  • Professional Engineering certification, while not required, is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Ability to carry out precise and detailed work to provide creative solutions for industrial and commercials issues
  • Ability to chair meetings with people of multicultural and in a multilingual environment
  • Project management knowledge to improve the processes and governance of the new team of STRM
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong understanding of SAP ERP system
  • Have a good interpersonal skills, be able to negotiate and manage conflict of interest
  • Experience in establishing and cultivating relationships with internal and external customers
  • Practical knowledge of mechanical applications, electrical applications, and common industrial processes
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical prints and diagrams
  • Ability to lead a project from design through installation and start up, including associated operational and maintenance training
  • Team building and supervisory skills leading project teams and comfortable with supervising technical and non-technical personnel

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

  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken
  • Effective communication skills to present impact and solutions to Senior Leadership
  • Second language is preferred, French or German

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Strong knowledge of SAP Maintenance, Quintic, Google, MS office, etc)

Travel Required:

  • 20% Domestic and International travel required


  • Authorized to Work in the US

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings.
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms.
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment and some tools including production tools such as hydraulic lifts.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools.
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer.
  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving.
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor.
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces.

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 or genetics. 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, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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 in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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