Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 24-Mar-2022 to 30-Nov-2022 (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.

The tasks of the Flight Test Engineer(FTE) are related to the aircraft status before, during and after flight, as well as the proper execution of the entire ground/flight acceptance tests.

The FTE Acceptance is in charge of the technical follow-up of the aircraft from Handover to flight line until the customer acceptance. Under his/her responsibility he/she may delegate work to a Ground Test Engineer.

The FTE Acceptance ensures, under the Captain's responsibility, the adequate aircraft configuration for the intended flight.

Essential Functions:

  • The Flight Test Engineer (FTE) Acceptance and the Ground Test Engineer (GTE) are working together as a team.
  • With the support of the GTE, the tasks of the FTE Acceptance are related to the aircraft status and management during the overall ground and flight activities, as well as the proper execution of the related tests.
  • Together with the GTE, the FTE Acceptance is in charge of the technical follow-up of the aircraft from Handover to Flight Test until the Customer Acceptance. In this scope, he may require additional tests (ground or flight) to ensure satisfactory completion of production test activities.
  • The FTE has responsibility for the execution of the flight acceptance tests that are a part of the Production Aircraft Test Manual (PATM) and the Customer Acceptance Manual (CAM).

The FTE Acceptance ensures, under the Captain's responsibility, the adequate aircraft configuration for the intended flight by:

  • Checking that the aircraft actual configuration is in accordance with the definition.
  • Verifying independently the technical status of the aircraft.
  • Technically accepting the aircraft (checking and signing the technical log book on behalf of the Captain).
  • Writing the Flight Order (including the flight dispatch manifest, if relevant), which is signed by himself and the Captain.
  • Calculating weight and balance and take-off data.
  • Actively participating in the test execution/system operation and/or verification.
  • Recording parameters during test and monitoring flight test recorders and/or flight test installation, if installed.
  • Filling in the technical log book.
  • Writing the Acceptance Flight Crew Report.
  • Ensuring that all relevant data related to operations are entered into information system.

The FTE, by written delegation from the Head of Production Flight Test:

  • Approve the Flight Conditions Form
  • Co-signs the Technical Acceptance Completion
  • Co-signs the Production Aircraft Test Completion Certificate

Additional Responsibilities:

  • The FTE can be responsible to prepare and assist the pilot during Rejected Take-Off.
  • The FTE may be involved under Development Flight Test responsibility in the Development phase of a new Aircraft, including a prototype (Airplane & Cabin) according to Flight Operations Manual for flight classification.

Education/Special Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Aeronautics or 3+ years working in a technical department for an aviation company.
  • Ability to travel to Europe for a training time of 12 months.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience as Flight Test Engineer
  • Qualified from a Flight Test School, approved by EASA

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 which 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.
  • Standing: able to stand for extended periods of time delivering information.
  • 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.

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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