Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 04-Jan-2019 to 31-Mar-2019 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.  In 2015, Airbus generated revenues of 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. 

Airbus is a shareholder of the missile systems provider MBDA, a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and owns a 50% stake in ATR, the turboprop aircraft maker, and Airbus Safran Launchers, the Ariane launcher manufacturer. 

Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of Commercial Aircraft comprising highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to over 600 seats.  In Defense and Space, Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services.  In Helicopters, Airbus is the world's No. 1 civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer offering the world's widest range of civil and military helicopters.

Position Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible to manage non-conformities/concessions and late changes to support production and to update the master data for the documentation package that accompanies the aircraft. Responds to technical questions, prepares new modifications for country specific constraints and explains work orders and drawings, especially for aircraft (A/C) mechanical related items. Establishes and maintains effective communications with FAL production. Responsible for on-site training of new manufacturing engineering employees. Incumbent serves as on-site interface to the back office in Hamburg. Training in Hamburg or Toulouse for 1 to 2 months is mandatory.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Manage and coordinate outstanding work assignments.
  • Create specific work orders for FAL rework.
  • Handle non-conformities within assigned area.
  • Establish/verify the technical content of non-conformities; validate in documentation.
  • Track MAP* answers/update (design) on any and all structural issues.
  • Provide technical support to production on structural issues including oversight of directed changes.
  • Initiate availability of replacement parts, jigs and tools required for rework.
  • Manage continuous improvement measures with reoccurring non-conformities/concessions in cooperation with quality.
  • Maintain current knowledge on country specific requirements and validate production processes for identified country specific constraints.
  • Analyze current status and create reports.
  • Exchange information and regularly inform the European manufacturing engineering back office about all notified changes in production.
  • Participate as an active team member including providing orientation support to new colleagues and trainees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

* Mise au point Engineering department for rework

Other functions (Additional Duties):

  • Initial training depends on the qualification level and will be up to 18 months. During this training the incumbent will also be responsible for the adaptation and creation of work orders and corresponding supplemental instructions (SIDS).
  • Responsible to incorporate implicit knowledge into these instructions and refine them in terms of language, level of detail and regulation assignment.
  • Responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with the current Single Aisle Final Assembly Lines (SA FALs) in Hamburg, Toulouse and Tianjin. 

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements: 

  • The incumbent should have five (5) years of relevant experience, preferably in manufacturing engineering of structure installations in an international aviation company.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and tools used in manufacturing engineering.
  • Knowledge about non conformities/concessions and design query notes.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management.
  • Knowledge of quality management system.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Other desirable skills and experience include:
    • Knowledge of Airbus Industries mechanical process & methods.
    • Knowledge of Airbus IT-Tools (TiCon, Zamiz, TAKSY, MODA, DocMaster, Adress).
    • Knowledge of common applications such as SAP/R3 (Module PP/PM).
    • Familiarity with the American aviation market.
    • Aircraft Technician experience from A/C manufacturer.
    • Knowledge about aircraft structure installation.
    • Knowledge of rules for aircraft design and manufacturing.
    • Intercultural experience.
    • Knowledge of health, safety and environmental regulations and practices.

Education/Special Qualifications 

  • Must have a degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous participation and/or the ability to successfully pass the following Airbus Courses.
    • Airbus Gen Fem (General familiarization)
    • Airbus SA familiarization (EL01)
    • Quality management for self-inspection (QS1)
    • Airbus production rules 80T
    • Corporate presentation
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Environmental protection
    • Drawing & Work order systematic
    • Process rules
    • Airbus Manufacturing System AMS

The employee is expected to adhere to all Company policies, procedures, and regulations.

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

  • Vision: Able to see and utilize fine work tools, computer screens; able to move through office and from point to point to find specific co-workers and in-house experts.
  • Hearing: Able to hear in normal conversations and respond to warnings and signals
  • Speaking: Able to participate in normal business conversations.
  • Equipment Operation: Able to use work tools defined in job description with skill and acceptable results; able to operate standard office equipment and utilize electronic id to enter building
  • Lifting/Carrying: able to lift/carry up to 40lbs/18kg when transporting documents, printer paper and similar items.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Able to push/pull equipment, tools, production carts and office chairs and pieces of equipment.
  • Sitting: Able to sit for extended periods of time in front of a machine, on a tool bench or computer terminal while writing bulletins or participating in meetings.
  • Squatting/Kneeling: Able to regularly squat/kneel to access items or tools stored on low shelving.
  • Standing: Able to stand for long periods of time in meetings and discussions
  • Travel: able to travel occasionally within US for business meetings.
  • Walking: Able to walk through office and production areas sometimes on uneven surfaces to obtain items for work, retrieve/replace tools and to reach meetings, visitors and direct others to meetings, including routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents.


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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