Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 21-May-2022 to 30-Jun-2022 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive Rate
  • 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 Defence 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:

Team Manager A320 MAP Engineering reports directly to the Director of A320 Family MAP Engineering Mobile. The jobholder will be responsible to lead and manage a team of engineering professionals within the Electrical/Equipment (ESI), the Mechanical System (MSI) and the Cabin & Cargo-Furnishing/-Systems (CC) Installation domain.

The responsibilities include monitoring the team's task deliverables dealing with the development of solutions related to aircraft non-conformities and aircraft design improvements originated during the A320 Family FAL manufacturing and delivery activities which require senior engineering expertise and Airbus Design Office and Chief Engineering delegation to be resolved.

The jobholder is responsible and accountable for all corresponding engineering design organization (DOA) activities within the mentioned domain and to ensure that his and the team deliverables meet all safety, continued airworthiness, customers' and industrial quality and readiness requirements.


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Technical Responsibilities

The primary responsibility is to be the foremost technical authority for the team and the team task deliverables within their ESI, MSI and CC installation domain. The deliverables and solutions must be in line with the FAL and Delivery requirements (milestones, timeline, quality and completeness of the solution), with the Airbus Design Principles, the internal and external customer expectations and the Aircraft safety and continuous Airworthiness requirements.

The following are the essential technical responsibilities:

  • Provide and coordinate the on time engineering deliverables and the right level of engineering support to the FAL and Delivery Center during the complete aircraft manufacturing process from the delivery of the sections, FAL and flight line activities, up to the aircraft ferry flight.
  • Accountable for the given approved repair, rework or trouble shooting solution in front of the corresponding design office, chief engineering, internal and external customers or aeronautical authorities (EASA/FAA) if required.
  • Accountable by Airbus engineering delegation to fulfill the Aircraft Safety and Airworthiness standards in all related MAP engineering activities.
  • Responsible for classification and endorsement of Aircraft deltas (difference between Aircraft target and is configuration) during major industrial milestones to justify and permit aircraft operations and testing.
  • Creation, validation, approval,and monitoring of design and engineering corrective actions / improvements and preventive measures (launch of new modifications, drawing updates, design query notes) to resolve product, industrial and engineering related non-conformities.
  • Create, approve or authorize (release) of technical solutions including justification reports for repairs, reworks or troubleshooting instructions. Standard instructions are approved autonomously, major ones if required with the support of the transnational Engineering departments and other A320 Family MAP teams.
  • Define, approve or authorize temporary aircraft definitions (special instructions) in line with aircraft architecture and integration standards whilst fulfilling airworthiness requirements.
  • Present technical explanations/corrective actions to the flight test department and to internal or external customer when required (acceptance negotiations during aircraft delivery phase).
  • Provide metrics and KPI (Key Performance Indicators) for the corresponding area of deliverables as well as defining and implementing corrective measures if required.
  • Define, develop and maintain the team members at the required and right level of qualification and delegation as well as in monitoring the corresponding progress and performance trends while elaborating and suggesting improvement strategies.
  • Make sure the Airbus Engineering standards are fulfilled within the team activities and deliverables but as well within the corresponding and related processes and interfacing functions.

  1. Program and Function Responsibilities

Be part of a transnational program and organized under the Airbus engineering functional organization (DOA) the A320 MAP Installation Engineering Team lead will have the following essential responsibilities:

  • Represent the A320 Family Chief Engineering and the design offices of AIRBUS by delegation.
  • Act as an interface between the A320 Family Chief Engineer, Design office and the Manufacturing/ Quality assurance and to make sure the engineering concerns and requirements are considered and fulfilled within the aircraft manufacturing and testing process.
  • Assist directly the Director of A320 MAP Engineering Mobile and the transnational MAP engineering organization by providing performance metrics and KPI (Key Performance Indicators) for the corresponding area of deliverables and team tasks as well as in defining team improvement and transnational strategies and ways of working.
  1. People Responsibility

The MAP Installation Engineering Team Manager also has specific responsibilities for managing and directing the people on their team. The following are essential personnel responsibilities:

  • Manage, mentor, guide, and direct the engineering domain group within the context and scope of corresponding MAP Engineering activities and converging to the requirements of the FAL and aircraft manufacturing units.
  • Develop and maintain team members at the right level of required engineering
  • Prepare and conduct performance assessments on regular basis with all domain specific active workforces assigned within their group.
  • Provide periodic performance feedback to all group members.
  • Define and support staff skill development and delegation needs; ensure that these needs are identified and solutions are delivered.
  • Identify and correct performance or behavior issues affecting the team performance.
  • Participate in recruitment and hiring of team members.
  • Celebrate significant individual, team, or group achievements with proper recognition.
  • Maintain and promote proper ethical behavior by creating a high functioning, collaborative, and open team environment.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Other duties as assigned
  • As part of the transnational A320 Family MAP Engineering team the incumbent will be responsible for specific tasks - based on individual skills, experience and delegation - including, but not limited to - onsite service, establishing flight clearance prerequisites, training onsite employees in new aircraft design and production techniques, managing, creating and establishing improvements of onsite and transnational processes, etc.
  • Backup to other engineering domains or to the HO A320 Family MAP Engineering Mobile in case of urgency.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Minimum Requirement: A B.S. degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical or systems engineering
  • Preference M.S. degree


  • Intermediate to Expert Level Experience: Minimum 10 years engineering experience in the corresponding field
  • Minimum 3 years team leadership experience in the corresponding engineering field required


  • Required: Vast design office and Chief Engineering delegations in the corresponding engineering domain

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Capability to continue developing on design office and chief engineering delegations for A320 Aircraft Family
  • Knowledge of Aircraft Electrical, mechanical system and Cabin installation design (e.g. bracket design, ESI and MSI definition and installation, equipment installation)
  • Knowledge of Airbus Design Principles (electrical, mechanical and Cabin/Cargo Installation)
  • Basic knowledge of stress calculations (For installation purposes)
  • Knowledge of materials, standards, electrical bonding and corrosion protection
  • knowledge of Aircraft configuration management rules
  • Knowledge of AIRBUS internal procedures, processes and tools
  • Experience using AIRBUS manuals (Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Wiring list, Illustrated Parts Catalog etc.)
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in decision making and solving engineering problems
  • Ability to function on the basis of self-motivation and self-direction.
  • Several years working experience in the field and in transnational teams.

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

  • Team working
  • Good standing in front of the internal and external customer (Conflict mitigation and Negotiation capability)
  • Used to work in cross functional (interdisciplinary thinking) and transnational teams . Knowledge of additional languages of advantage: e.g. German, French, Spanish
  • Innovative problem solver with demonstrated willingness to work across organizational borders.
  • Work self-motivated, self-directed and used to perform in stress situations
  • Short term adaptation on fast changing FAL production planning and requirements (working time, 2nd Shift, Weekends)

Travel Required:

  • 10 % Domestic and International


  • Authorized to Work in the US

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 personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors.
  • 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 30lbs/14kg.
  • Pushing/Pulling: able to push/pull items in office areas and on shop floor.
  • 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/Mobility: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time and on short notice.
  • 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 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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