Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 17-May-2023 to 16-Jun-2023 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive
  • 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 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:

The Positive Employee Relations Manager champions Airbus values and culture by working with Managers and Employees to resolve conflict and promote a culture of teamwork, respect, reliability, integrity, creativity and customer focus. The Positive Employee Relations Manager will drive an effective Positive Employee Relations culture by actively partnering with the Head of PER, the HR Business Partners, FAL Site HR, and Senior leadership in order to deliver on the promise that Airbus provides a safe, positive and productive work environment for all of its employees.

Primary Responsibilities:

Act as Front-Line Focal Point for Airbus Positive Employee Relations Strategy: 30%

  • Drive Airbus Final Assembly Line (FAL) values and culture with managers and business leaders, working daily to ensure that our ideals and culture are understood and incorporated into all employee interactions
  • Support development and immersion of Positive Employee Relations (PER) strategy for the local site, creating and cultivating tools and processes supporting PER
  • Address and resolve all employee/labor relations matters quickly and effectively through established and to be developed means
  • Facilitate, at a tactical level, the feedback loop on ER issues to the Head of Site Employee Relations and the rest of senior management
  • Facilitate understanding of key production pay systems, wage progression, bonus, benefits, and development plans
  • Maintain current knowledge and awareness of immediate HR issues: internal policies and practices, state and federal employment regulations, public social issues, and current interpersonal/team dynamics
  • Support active floor sensing and employee roundtables to capture the overall site morale and engagement level
  • Design and deliver PER training
  • Participate in the PER HRBP committee to create and implement best practices

Support North America PER team on special projects related to the Mobile, AL FAL and across the region: 10%

  • Data analysis and comparisons of Site Assessment data for region, BU and site
  • Engagement plan counsel and support for local HR teams
  • Support the deliver PER support to various sites, as needed--training, tool and process deployment
  • PER risk mitigation efforts on site when needed

Incident and Conflict Resolution: 30%

  • Conduct investigations into employee concerns and EEOC claims
  • Support Head of site Employee Relations, mediating disputes between employees and supervisors/management when appropriate
  • Escalate to HRBP/Head of Employee Relations difficult resolutions when appropriate
  • Partner with all appropriate parties to reach agreeable solutions for all stakeholders

FAL HRBP Support: 30%

  • Support difficult conversations when requested by HRBPs
  • Review and support consequential management process
  • Provide constructive coaching and hands-on guidance to site HRBPs

Additional Responsibilities: Other duties as assigned

  • Attend ER / Employment Law conferences and training when appropriate
  • Support change management activities and communications

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, HR or related field


  • 5+ years engaged in HR, Management, Labor Relations, Compliance or Legal with an emphasis in labor issues
  • Experience conducting investigations and managing difficult conversations
  • Experience working with both hourly and salaried employees
  • Aerospace industry experience preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred
  • Experience working for a complex, international organization preferred
  • Prior labor union experience a plus


  • SHRM-CP or PHR- Preferred
  • Certification in Labor Relations or Employee Relations Law- Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

    • Knowledge of employment and labor law including EEO, FMLA, FLSA, etc.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct ethical and legally compliant investigations
    • Demonstrated ability to mediate and navigate conflict between internal stakeholders
    • Demonstrated conflict and problem resolution skills
    • Knowledge of HR Best practices and ability to apply consistently across the business

  • Knowledge of Positive Employee Relations Principles
  • Ability to research and implement new technology based solutions to existing processes

  • Ability to form meaningful relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Knowledge of the Aerospace Industry a plus
  • Ability to create and speak to presentations at all levels of the organization

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

  • Fluent written and spoken English, with ability to influence and direct others
  • French, German, or Spanish skills a plus

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Expert user of Google Office programs
  • Experience with G-suite Tableau and other SaaS/cloud based productivity tools: Preferred

Travel Required:

5% Domestic


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Regularly responsible for making decisions that can cause immediate impact to employees and the business
  • Must be comfortable advising senior business leaders as well as first-line employees

Nature of Contacts:

Involved, negotiation type communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

The candidate should be comfortable working for extended periods of time using computers. Additionally, the candidate must be comfortable interacting within a manufacturing environment.

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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