Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 16-Jan-2023 to 17-Feb-2023 (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 six-fold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for the development and approval of solutions related to aircraft non-conformities which require engineering expertise and delegation to be resolved during aircraft final assembly, flight line and delivery activities.
  • The jobholder is accountable for all engineering activities of primary and secondary aircraft structure (Aircraft Airframe) linked to non-conformities and concessions raised during the FAL US manufacturing process. The provided solutions must be in line with the requirements of valid SLA content (time line, quality and completeness of the solution), Airbus Design Principles and continuous Airworthiness requirements.

Primary Responsibility:

  • Creation, approval, and authorization (release) of technical solutions including justification reports for repairs / reworks or design updates. Standard repairs are approved autonomously, major repairs if required with the support of the transnational Airbus Engineering departments (design, stress, fatigue, aerodynamics, material etc.) or other A320 Family MAP teams.
  • To define technical solutions during NC treatment for metallic and composite structures comprising the complete primary / secondary aircraft structure (all Airframe ATA chapters linked to structure design).
  • The jobholder is accountable for the given approved repair, rework, and troubleshooting instruction as well as for design update solutions in front of the corresponding design/stress office and authorities (EASA/FAA).
  • Representing and acting in the name of the Chief Engineering and the design offices of AIRBUS (by delegation) as well as design to build suppliers.
  • The jobholder acts as an interface between the A320 Family Chief Engineer/ Design office and the Manufacturing/ Quality assurance (Operations).
  • To provide engineering support to the FAL US (and to remote A320 Family FALs) during the complete manufacturing process from the delivery of the sections, FAL and flightline activities, up to the aircraft ferry flight in all structure related items including engineering presentations in front of the customers (internal and external).
  • Creation, approval, and authorization of temporary aircraft definitions (special instructions) in line with design and airworthiness requirements for testing purposes.
  • Creation, approval and monitoring of design corrective actions / improvements and preventive measures (launch of new modifications, drawing updates, design query notes) driving product improvements or non-conformity eradication.
  • Creation, approval and authorization of temporary aircraft definitions (special instructions) in line with design and airworthiness requirements for testing purposes.
  • Present technical explanations/corrective actions to the flight test department ant to the customer if required (internal and external customers).
  • Performs other duties as assigned and adapted to the FAL requirements.

**Non-conformities (NC's) are written by the production/quality departments or Flight Test Engineers, if they detect any deviations/damages during the assembly process, inspection or production flights.

*** Concessions cover significant non-conformities requiring dedicated justification and corresponding engineering technical delegation

**** SLA: Service Level Agreement

Other functions:

  • As part of the A320 Family MAP / Engineering Support 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 processes, support of worldwide MAP teams, etc.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • Structure design (composite/carbon fiber and metallic)
  • Experience in design office (design or stress) of aircraft structures (Airframe)
  • Knowledge in fatigue and damage tolerance justification
  • Knowledge of stress calculations / justifications
  • Knowledge of aeronautical used materials and corresponding corrosion protection
  • Knowledge of repair design and stress principles
  • Knowledge of Aircraft configuration management rules
  • Knowledge of AIRBUS internal procedures, processes and tools
  • Experience with AIRBUS manuals (Structure Repair Manual, Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Illustrated Parts Catalog etc.)
  • Demonstrated success in identifying and solving problems.

Behavioral Success Factors:

  • Team working
  • Accountability for engineering deliverables
  • A good standing in front of the internal/external customer
  • 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 (working time)

Education/Special Qualifications:

  • A B.S. or M.S. degree in aerospace, mechanical or aircraft construction engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience; preferably in the aeronautical field
  • Capability to develop on design office and chief engineering delegations for Single Aisle structure design (metallic, composite) and/or stress calculation

Working Conditions/Physical Demands (for ex. Lifting, working in heights):

  • Vision: adequate to enter and read material on computer screens. Able to observe manufacturing operations including equipment as well as individual tasks.
  • Hearing: able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation in office settings and on production floor and flight line. 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 as well as production-related tools and equipment including hydraulic lifts and power drills, etc.
  • Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 50lbs/22kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • Lifting: able to occasionally lift up to 50lbs/22kg.
  • Pushing/Pulling: able to push/pull items on production and in office areas.
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time at computer, in meetings and observing production processes.
  • 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, often on concrete floors observing production operations or delivering information.
  • Travel: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time, at short notice.
  • 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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