Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 14-Jan-2019 to 11-Apr-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 Head Of A220 Support Functions will manage the A220 support functions, including Methods, Liaison Engineering, Production Support Tech Focal and AOS & Continuous Improvement.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and integrate the activities performed in FAL by Airbus A220 Tier 1 suppliers. Production of parts in the Rework Center ( workshops for electricity, composites, sheet metal and machined parts,etc)
  • Determine processes to manage all needs concerning Work Orders and Methods being the technical leader at each station. Master the aircraft manufacturing techniques and the industrial processes, around the product and the associated procedures.
  • Responsible for the prevention and elimination of disturbances in the manufacturing process
  • Responsible for Industrial Engineering including all development projects in the FAL and the interface to Methods in Mirabel. Driving the Improvement in the FAL with the PPS Team.
  • Project Leader for the introduction of HOV and new Products in the FAL Mobile.
  • Responsible for the Liaison Engineering support in the FAL USA with an strong link to the A220 Liaison Engineering team and Chief Engineering.
  • Responsible for the Production support Tech Focal in the FAL USA Flight Line and Delivery Center with an strong link to the A220 the Production support Tech Focal  team.
  • Responsible for implementing AOS and Continuous Improvement in the A220 FAL and ensure consistency with A320.
  • Respect the planned budgets, including the performance of gain of productivity.
  • Manage "long-distance" relations with all relevant external functions.
  • Ensure consistency of operations and products in the A220 Program by regular exchange of best practice between local and partnership business units.
  • Preserve a high standard of technical knowledge among the workforce in a context of mobility, turn-over and integration of new operators.
  • Ensure fulfillment of legal and airworthiness requirements to ensure Operation, such as demonstration of compliance for the maintenance of the POA.
  • Contribute to enhancing the corporate image by ensuring the FAL environment standard is high and continuously improved.
  • Lead and provide oversight of four direct reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 



  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering or a relevant field and completion of a technology certification preferred.



  • Five years' experience in Aviation.
  • Knowledge of basic Production and Quality rules in aviation.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural work environment.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Vision: Must be able to read wire numbers, and differentiate colors. 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 tools and equipment including hydraulic lifts and arms.
  • Carrying: Able to occasionally carry up to 20lbs/9kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • Lifting: Able to occasionally lift up to 30lbs/14kg.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Able to push/pull items in office areas and on shop floor.
  • 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/Mobility: Able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time and on short notice.
  • Working: Able to work outside hangers in changing locations. Able to work on movable lifts at the aircraft at a height of approximately 40 ft.  Sometimes working in a ventilated fuel tank with a mask in a confined space.  Able to enter a wing through a 9.8 inch by 17.7 inch oval opening.
  • Walking: Able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor or outdoor surfaces other business interactions.

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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