Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 18-Dec-2018 to 31-Mar-2019 (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 Business Unit Leader (A220) is responsible for technical leadership along with oversight of all manufacturing activities within the respective business of the Flowline. Plans, directs and coordinates the policies and procedures for the flowline operating system and assists in evaluating current and proposed systems and procedures.  Recommends changes, when necessary, and assists in implementation of new processes to support the Flowline's world class Performance Management Center.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Operations team in respective area of coverage on the Flowline Stations to deliver completely equipped furnished, powered and certified single aisle aircraft on time, quality and cost.
  • Provide direction and oversight to production activities and achieve 95%+ In-station Build of the A/C for all value streams of work.
  • Master all elements of the Performance Management Center.
  • Closely monitor and manage all budgetary requirements regarding consumables consumption, hand tools, and Jigs/Tooling maintenance.
  • Address all needs concerning Work Orders, WIP materials management, Design and Work Process questions and Ground Test which performs all relevant aircraft tests.
  • Manage all employees assigned to the Station, including the selection, performance management, identification of development needs, and employee recognition.
  • Manage and direct aircraft manufacturing techniques, associated industrial processes, industrial planning, organizing around the product and the related procedures.
  • Develop manpower forecast requirements based on line balancing, activity sequencing of PPCB, and identifying the necessary skill sets required to achieve 95%+ In-station Build.
  • Prevent and/or eliminate disturbances in the manufacturing process and monitor the level of quality output from the team.
  • Manage and integrate the activities performed in the FAL.
  • Lead and coach the employees and develop their leadership skills. Establish expectations for high levels of flexibility in their respective areas and "multiple skills" requirements for the workforce and Performance Management Centers.
  • Actively manage the transfer from Trainers (expats) to employees through succession planning, preparation, knowledge transfer validation, and training.
  • Lead and maintain a high level of technical knowledge among the workforce in regard to mobility, turn-over and integration/development of new operators.
  • Ensure fulfillment of legal and airworthiness requirements to ensure Operation, including demonstration of compliance for the maintenance of the POA.
  • Contribute to enhancing the corporate image by ensuring FAL environment standards are high and continuously improved.
  • Function as a role model and leader in the observance of OSHA rules and regulations. Ensure the importance and company commitment to safety is in the forefront of thought and action on the part of every employee.
  • Support the Analysis for the Cost of Non Quality data to identify root cause and eliminate human factor quality defects that occur in the manufacturing/assembly process, as quickly and as early as possible.
  • Proactively identify and resolve problems to prevent disagreements and encourage cooperative work relationships. Engage with support staff from Quality, Procurement and other specialty areas to improve work flow and enhance existing processes.
  • Collaborate with the procurement function to ensure to acquisition of necessary consumable materials as well as tools and other equipment.
  • Coach, Train, and Lead Operations Teams in achieving the annual objectives Responsible for A/C documentation for Hand Over to next Station, accurate Quality Gate data, and FOT achievement.
  • Manage departmental budgets/costs in accordance with AOP objective.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 

 Education:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing, Aviation, Business or a relevant field preferred

 Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in aviation manufacturing.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural work environment.

 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • 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 personal and office electronic equipment.  Working on jigs at fuselage at a height of 15 feet.  Able to work on hydraulic lifts sometimes at a height of up to 40 feet.
  • Lifting/Carrying: able to occasionally lift/carry up to 20lbs/9kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • 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.
  • Travel: Able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time.
  • 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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