Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 30-Oct-2018 (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.

Position Summary:

The Liaison Engineer (MAP) is responsible for the development and approval of solutions related to aircraft non-conformities which require engineering expertise and delegation to be resolved.  The MAP Engineer represents a particular engineering specialty including, but not limited to: Aircraft Systems, Cabin, Electrical and Mechanical Installation, and Structures.

Essential Functions:

Responsible for creation/ approval / authorization (release) of technical solutions including justification reports for repairs / reworks and troubleshooting instructions and the identification, explanation, resolution and documentation of anomalies which will be delivered with the aircraft to the design office and the authorities (EASA, FAA or Transport Canada TC).

  • Involved in all aircraft systems and structure (metallic/composite).
  • Analyzes all reported malfunctions of aircraft systems/structures and launches trouble-shooting activities.
  • Represents all design offices, subcontractors and risk-sharing partners.
  • Represents the Single Aisle Chief Engineer/Design Office and acts as interface between the design organization and the manufacturing organization.

Key responsibilities include the following aircraft areas: Power & Mechanics, Controls & Monitoring, Cabin Systems, Landing Gear, Power Plant, basic systems and avionics, systems and electrical installation, structures assemblies (metallic and composite structures).

  • Creates, checks, and approves & releases covering technical design solutions.
  • Supports the FAL US from the delivery of A/C sections, via FAL process, flight line activities and up to the ferry flight in all Aircraft related items including the presentation in front of the customer, if needed.
  • Responsible for the creation, validation, approval and monitoring of corrective actions (launch of new modifications, drawing updates, design query notes, improvements and avoidance of recurrent issues).
  • Responsible for the creation of temporary aircraft definitions (special instructions) in line with airworthiness requirements.
  • Knowledge of internal processes and procedures.
  • Able to use manuals ( Aircraft Wiring list, Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Illustrated Parts Catalog) for research and verification.
  • **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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • As part of the Liaison Engineering/MAP team, the incumbent will be responsible for specific tasks based on individual skills and experience including, but not limited to, onsite service, managing the cost center, establishing flight clearance prerequisites, training onsite employees in new aircraft design and production techniques, managing, creating and establishing improvements of onsite processes, perform MRB*** audits, etc.

*** Bombardier Aerospace Material Review Board (MRB)

  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience to obtain delegation from the Design Office to perform engineering activities under MRB.

 

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in implementing and using indication, alert and recording systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of engine, fuel, pneumatic, APU, hydraulic, cabin systems, advanced metallic/composite aerospace structure.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of configuration management rules.

 Education/Special Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in aerospace, mechanical or aircraft construction engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in identifying and solving problems.
  • Ability to function on the basis of self-motivation and self-direction.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work across traditional boundaries.

 

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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