Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 26-Sep-2022 to 01-Dec-2022 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive
  • 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 six-fold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary: A Quality Engineer I position has arisen within A220 Quality (AALBQ) in Mobile, AL.

We are looking for a candidate that is passionate about analyzing data, problem solving, and team-work, to identify and solve aircraft manufacturing and technical problems in the Final Assembly Line and Flight Line.

You will facilitate and contribute to fast reaction root cause analysis investigations into reported quality problems from the business and airline customers, to ensure the appropriate containment, corrective, and preventative actions are identified and then implemented by the multifunctional teams (MFTs). You will need to produce high quality presentations to communicate your investigations to customers and management.

You will provide feedback and coaching to the MFTs on root cause investigation conclusions, human factors/workmanship quality communication campaigns, and quality toolbox methods and processes used at Airbus. You will also provide support and expertise where required on process improvement and inspection optimization activities.

The core purpose of the role is to eradicate aircraft manufacturing/technical non-conformances and customer snags, having a direct tangible impact on reducing the Cost of Non-Quality, and increasing both internal and external airline customer satisfaction.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of aircraft manufacturing and technical non-conformances and customer snags to identify repetitive and impactful problems within your perimeter (station/MFT).
  • Facilitate and contribute to practical problem solving root cause investigations of low to medium complexity with the MFT, to rapidly identify root cause and containment actions (including line checks and Customer Protection Boards), within your perimeter (station/MFT).
  • Coordinate containment, corrective and preventative actions with MFT function members to ensure swift effective implementation, within your perimeter (station/MFT).
  • Application of Quality standards including APQP, FMEA, KC/CTI, Control Plans, Metrology/MSA, Process Capability/SPC, PPS/9S, within your perimeter (station/MFT).
  • Support FOD prevention initiatives and measures, within your perimeter (station/MFT).
  • Creation of high quality presentations to communicate investigations, MFTs, management, and customers.
  • Creation of Quality flash alerts/memos to alert MFTs of Quality topics.
  • Interface with counterparts in other Airbus A220 facilities, and other Airbus program Final Assembly Lines and Flight Lines for best practice sharing.
  • Interface with Supply Chain organization to feedback supplier driven non-conformities and quality escapes, and confirm containment actions are implemented.
  • Contribute to supplier First Article Inspections, and provide feedback.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical/Industrial Engineering or similar discipline, or equivalent experience is required.

Experience:

  • Required: Minimum 3 years' experience in Manufacturing / Quality / Lean Management / Quality Inspection or similar discipline, preferably with an international aerospace company in aircraft manufacturing.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Familiar with lean methodologies and processes.
  • Knowledge of rules for aircraft design and manufacturing preferred.
  • Strong and effective Practical Problem Solving skills (PPS), and ability to direct and facilitate PPS, and track progress to completion.
  • KPI and Pareto understanding.
  • Knowledge of FOD and product safety processes preferred.
  • High degree of flexibility and initiative.
  • Strong communication skills through all levels of the organization and functions.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to independently develop, communicate, and recommend change to processes and procedures.

Licensure/Certifications:

  • None

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

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Specifically, in English which is required operating in a multicultural and multifunctional environment.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office; Google Suite to high competency level.
  • Knowledge on SAP, MES or other manufacturing operations systems/applications preferred.

Travel Required:

  • Periods of infrequent travel. Up to 10% domestic and international.

Eligibility:

  • Authorized to work in the US.

Clearance:

  • None.

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Person will have decision making power within the guidelines and procedures linked to the listed responsibilities defined above.
  • Person will have decision making power formally delegated to him/her from the Head of Quality Product Improvement.
  • Person will have decision making power within the defined scope of SME (Subject Matter Expert) for which they can and may be nominated.

Organizational information:

Direct Reports: Exempt: 0

Non-exempt: 0

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Person has direct influence on the reduction Cost of Non-Quality affecting the financial position of Airbus.
  • Compliance of the Airbus QMS and its impact on the regulatory approvals which are given to Airbus by the Aviation Authorities.
  • Improvement of customer satisfaction through improving the Quality of the Product/Process in front of the internal/external authorities.
  • Through engagement and behaviors, drive people/teams to improve on current ways of working and standards to achieve excellence in manufacture/operations.

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved communication on a regular basis with internal and external parties.

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 a wide range of tools and equipment including hydraulic lifts and arms.
  • Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 20lbs/9kg 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 and on the 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
  • Space Limitations: Working on jigs at the fuselage at a height of 15 feet.

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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