Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 22-Jan-2019 to 30-May-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:

As part of the Production Services Station the incumbent fabricates, assembles, installs and repairs sheet metal equipment products and structures on the aircraft or individual pieces in the Workshop.   Responsible to function as part of defined team and contribute to LEAN and goal achievement.

Essential Functions :

  • Determine project requirements, including scope, assembly sequences, and required methods and materials, according to blueprints, drawings, and written or verbal instructions
  • Lay out, measure, and mark dimensions and reference lines on material, such as roofing panels, according to drawings or templates, using a wide range of measuring tools including: calculators, scribes, dividers, squares, and rulers
  • Fasten seams or joints together with bolts,rivets, solder, caulk, metal drive clips, or bonds to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items
  • Install assemblies, such as flashing, pipes, tubes, heating and air conditioning ducts, furnace casings, rain gutters, or downspouts in supportive frameworks
  • Convert blueprints into shop drawings to be followed in the construction or assembly of sheet metal products
  • Fabricate or alter parts at construction sites, using shears, hammers, punches, or drills
  • Select gauges or types of sheet metal or nonmetallic material, according to product specifications
  • Transport prefabricated parts to aircraft for assembly and installation
  • Drill and punch holes in metal, for screws, bolts, and rivetsDetermining the repair criteria involves three steps ' identification, determining allowable damage, and repair. The resources and approved data vary by aircraft and operation, but generally include the manufacturer's structural repair manual, maintenance manual,Determining the repair criteria involves three steps ' identification, determining allowable damage, and repair. The resources and approved data vary by aircraft and operation, but generally include the manufacturer's structural repair manual, maintenance manual,
  • Repair aircraft external skin
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Other functions :

  • Participates in the preparation/maintenance/improvement of the sheet metal shop.
  • Participates in the design and placement of tool boxes for the sheet metal department.

Qualified Experience/Skills/Training:


  • Required:
    • High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred:
    • training from a vocational school or previous employer in the use of application tools and in application techniques.


  • Required:
    • 2 years minimum experience in Aviation Production or equivalent
    • Previous hands-on experience with drilling tools, templates, drilling machines, fasteners, and torqueing tools
  • Preferred:
    • 5+ years minimum experience in Aviation Production

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of station safety, quality (clean as you go/FOD) and OSHA regulations.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Able to enter, generate and retrieve information using a computer (SAP and Excel knowledge required)
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints and close tolerance measuring devices.
  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerance skills

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • 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
  • Carrying: able to carry up to 40 lbs./18kg. when transporting documents, printer paper and similar items
  • Lifting: able to lift up to 40lbs/18kg. on occasion.
  • 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 through office/work complex and occasionally within US for business meetings
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): 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



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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