Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 18-Jan-2019 to 15-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 job holder is in charge of the "Surge Team" (integrated Team which represents the 8 main Airbus Plants.  Manage and lead manufacturing activities.  Objective is to achieve all Outstanding Works coming from CSALP partners and manage non-conformities detected on aircraft (NC, TLB, QLB, QSR) during FAL Process. This role will have oversight of the Surge Team which includes direct and indirect reports.


 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and monitor the Surge Team operation.
  • Suppliers "representative" within FAL USA.
  • Insure information's feedback at Suppliers Level and FAL Level.
  • Participate in assessing the right personnel placement according to needs and the employees' qualification (present and future).
  • Make sure that Industrial Safety Regulations are strictly respected. Guide and support the employees to individual responsibility and self-control.
  • Manage budget between Suppliers and FAL Surge Team.
  • Develop plans to attract, retain and develop employees to meet industry requirements.
  • Continuously identify opportunities to develop XP-Team organization to increase flexibility and manage cost.
  • Coordinate suppliers and working party (third party) reworks.

General responsibilities:

  • Responsible to achieve all OSW and to manage NC detected on aircraft during FAL Process.
  • Set up priorities in collaboration with FAL Station Managers.
  • Insure the performing of the specified work package in compliance with costs, schedule and quality specifications.
  • Identify and eliminate problems, which occur in the manufacturing process, as quickly and as early as possible. Anticipate, wherever possible.
  • Strong interactions (functional Links) with several Central Department such as ME, MAP, Quality, Logistics, Conformity, and Design Office.
  • The Surge Team has also an Official functional link with the Mirabel Plant.



  • A Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or relevant field / equivalent experience;
  • 10 years of relevant experience in manufacturing engineering preferably in an international aviation company.


  • Minimum 8 years of experience in aviation manufacturing.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural work environment.
  • Experience on AIRBUS / CSALP PLANT activities management is an asset.
  • Experience in Aviation (ACM, Manufacturing Engineering, Assembly Processes).
  • Experience in Project / KPI Management.
  • Approved knowledge of Quality  / Logistics  rules in aviation.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural work environment.
  • Must have excellent communication skills on different levels, a structured way of working and the ability to deal with a volume of complex information. Must have significant work experience in project management and international Team Management.


  • Strong Leadership Skills and a high level of flexibility and initiative.
  • Ability to work in an international team and Integration of people with different cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment.
  • Open minded, diplomatic and well organized in order to adapt ways of working according to Suppliers (X-Plant-Team).
  • Ability to keep good relationship with all Internal / External Customers.
  • Driven and motivated to lead, with a pro-active approach to problem solving, able to deliver complex tasks to time, costs and quality.

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.
  • 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 20lbs/9kg.
  • 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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