Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 26-May-2022 to 11-Jul-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.

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: Lean / AOS Senior Change Agent plays an essential role in the Airbus Operating Systems (AOS) standards deployment and sustainability. Being a part of local teams in the FALs, AOS Senior Change Agent advises operations, managers, and teams at production level on how to improve performance and acts as a role model to demonstrate new and better ways to work. AOS Senior change Agent coordinates the Change agents in delivering the AOS deployment as per the roadmaps of the area.


Accountabilities:


  • Accountable for the maturity of the line / unit (shared with operational team).
  • Run improvement initiatives.
  • Co-lead governance of the Tactical Implementation Plan (TIP).
  • Report maturity score.

Primary Responsibilities:


Develop AOS Strategy and Governance:     25 %

  • Prepare & co-facilitate AOS steering of the area and support CDT level governance
  • Facilitate workshops (kaizen, Hoshin Kanri, VSM)
  • Develop customer line AOS MFT to optimize implementation of lean initiatives.

Deployment AOS:     50 %

  • Develop TIP for AOS bricks in the area
  • Train L2, L3 Management (on-the-job training)
  • Launch & participate in management go-look-see providing structured feedback
  • AOS pilots in low maturity areas
  • Implement routines with AOS Experts to keep alignment
  • Capture testimonies (AOS standards users' satisfaction)
  • Exchange on good practices through cross benchmarking and communication

Additional Responsibilities:

Serve as center of competence:     25 %

  • Develop training plan for customer line AOS topics: PPS, SQCDP, 5S, etc.
  • Develop, moderate and chair workshops within the FAL to resolve business and cultural issues respectively.
  • Using validated samples to identify, communicate and promote the use of Lean tools and techniques for effective problem-solving at all levels.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree.

Experience:

  • At Least 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Requires experience in quality tools or problem solving and process optimization (Lean / six sigma Green Belt or equivalent)
  • Requires experience in leading or actively participating in lean manufacturing workshops such as kaizen, VSM, SMED, 5S, etc...

Licensure/Certifications:

  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt Level Preferred.

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

  • Performance management
  • Capacity to efficiently communicate to large groups (concise / simple messages)
  • Coaching basics
  • Capability to detect resistance to change and propose counter-actions to improve adhesion
  • Tutoring skills in line with Airbus Leadership Model

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Microsoft office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) and Google suite
  • Knowledge of SAP

Travel Required:

  •   10   % Domestic and International

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Coordinates the AOS MFT agents on daily activities
  • Responsible for AOS implementation at Business Unit Level

Nature of Contacts:

Involved communication on a frequent basis with internal customers.

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 OperationAble to operate a wide range of personal and office electronic equipment.
  • Carrying:able to occasionally carry up to 30lbs/14kg while 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.
  • Sitting:able to sit for extended periods of time 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 of time.
  • Travel:able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time. Working outside hangers in changing locations.
  • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor surfaces.

Equal Opportunity: Airbus is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

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. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning 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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