Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 24-Jan-2023 to 10-Feb-2023 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive Rate
  • Full Time

*This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Vision, Dental, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Bonus(es). Can elect to participate in 401(k). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2023 plan year and are subject to change without notice.

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.

Position Summary: Lead Operations team and associated support functions in a Multi-Functional Team (MFT) for U.S. A220 Program from Prep Zone through Station LCS 001-003. Manage team of ~100 production operators and ~50 support function (MFT) to execute production plans and to deliver defined work packages on time, on quality and on cost while maintaining a Safe, Positive and Productive work environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead / Manage: 30%

  • Lead and manage the Operations teams for Prep Zone, LCS 001, LCS002, LCS003.
  • Actively lead, implement, and continuously improve the routines and standards according to the Airbus Operating System.
  • Manage and set priorities for Multi-Functional Teams to ensure aligned support. Provide strategic direction and oversight to production activities of the stations assigned.
  • Ensure fulfillment of legal and airworthiness requirements. Maintain demonstrated compliance of the POA
  • Analyze Cost of Non-Quality data to identify root cause(s) and eliminate human factor, quality defects that occur in the manufacturing/assembly process. Continuously improve and reinforce a quality culture within the assigned area.
  • Role model, follow and promote the Airbus Values of the U.S. Manufacturing Site Safe, Positive, Productive initiative.
  • Manage departmental budgets/costs in accordance with AOP objective.

Safe: 20%

  • Act as a role model and ensure Safety is a priority, ensure all PeopleSafety@Work golden rules are maintained.
  • Ensure all relevant EH&S policies and procedures are implemented. Ensure processes are confirmed in compliance.

Positive: 20%

  • Contribute to enhancing the corporate image by ensuring Final Assembly Line (FAL) environment standards are high and continuously improved.
  • Establish expectations for high levels of flexibility and "multiple skills" requirements for the workplace and management during start up and into general operations.
  • Lead activities to ensure team members remain motivated and engaged.
  • Proactively identify and resolve problems to prevent disagreements and encourage cooperative work relationships. Engage with the MFT to improve work flow and enhance existing processes.

Productive: 20%

  • Ensure delivery of finished aircraft to Flight Line achieving QG-O targets and FoT with Permit to Fly.
  • Drive actions and improvements to ensure successful completion of internal E2E Quality Gates.
  • Ensure Performance Management Center includes PPCB, SQCDP boards, Daily Quality Gate; along with the knowledge transfer and PPS processes
  • Responsible for the development of manpower forecast requirements based on line balancing, activity sequencing of PPCB, and identifying the necessary skill sets required to achieve committed build.
  • Responsible for the prevention and elimination of disturbances in the manufacturing process.
  • Manage cost center to ensure achievement of the planned budgets, including achieving increases in productivity.

Other Duties as Assigned: 10%

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Required: A Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Quality Management or Aerospace Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Required:
    • Minimum of 10 years' experience in aviation required, with 5 years' of experience in managing and leading in an aviation production environment.
    • Leadership experience of Continuous Improvement in aviation is also required.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Required:
  • Knowledge of Production and Quality rules in aviation.

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

  • Required:
    • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Preferred:
    • Fluency in another language (French, German, and Spanish) is highly desirable.

Travel Required:

  • 20% Domestic and International travel required.


  • Authorized to Work in the U.S.


  • None

Decision Making Complexity:

  • Develop short and mid-term resource planning scenarios in conjunction with site planning teams.
  • Run Daily L3 review for area of accountability and report at daily A220 L4 the health of the business.
  • Develop dynamic plans to ensure on time and On Quality delivery of finished work packages to internal customers at Quality Gate Meeting.
  • Ensure Problem Solving is launched and completed for repeat Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People issues
  • Manage integrated Multi-Functional Team to deliver priorities and work with functional directors to ensure correct support is in place.

Organizational Information:

  • This position will report directly to the Sr Director of A220 Operations in the U.S.
  • This position will have 1-2 Manager of Operations direct reports; Manager of Operations have 5-10 Supervisor direct reports.

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Responsible for the complete manufacture and Assembly work package for Station 001 through to Station 003.
  • Manage work package of 5000 hours per aircraft
  • Manage product mix of A220-300
  • Accountable leader for Health and Safety for manufacturing footprint of ~150,000 q feet of facility and 100-200 employees
  • Responsible to develop and manage year budget of $8-10M

Nature of Contacts:

  • Ability to interact with multiple levels of personnel in the organization.
  • Involved communication on a regular basis with internal and external stakeholders.

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 and observe activities on the production floor.
  • 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 in office settings and on the production floor.
  • Equipment Operation: Able to operate a wide range of personal and office electronic equipment. Familiarity with most production equipment and able to operate many tools.
  • Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 30lbs/13kg while engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • Lifting: able to occasionally lift up to 30lbs/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 and observing production activities.
  • Travel: 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 and/or outdoor surfaces.
  • Heights: able to function at heights up to 40 feet. Able to operate moving platforms, hydraulic lifts and forklifts.

Equal Opportunity: Airbus Group 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 Group is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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

As a matter of policy, Airbus Group does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus Group does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus Group 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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