Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 14-Feb-2019 to 28-Feb-2020 (EST)
  • 60220 LUH Production
  • Columbus, MS, USA
  • Temporary

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 six fold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:  

Assist in various mechanical task including: engine and gearbox installs, flight control installs, and basic weather sealing as well as  day-to-day operations and organization.

This assignment is expected to be approximately six (6) months in duration.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in aircraft assembly: 80%
  • Read and interpret drawings, workbooks, and other technical data
  • Prep aircraft and components for assembly
  • Assemble prepped aircraft and components
  • Clean area and components after assembly
  • Support functions: 20%
  • Assist department with consumables management
  • Assist department with PPE management
  • All other duties as assigned by Manager

Additional Responsibilities:  

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 


  • Required:  HS diploma or equivalent.  Some trade school desirable.  An A & P license is desirable. 


  • Required:  Minimum of four years related experience; some experience may be substituted for education normally acquired in the attainment of an A & P license or a degree.


  • Preferred:
  • A&P
  • Must communicate verbally and in writing in English as well as work with non-English speakers. Knowledge of French is a plus.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Microsoft Outlook 

Travel Required:

  • 10% Domestic and International


  • Authorized to Work in the US

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • All decision are made under direct supervisor of production line. 

Organizational information:

  • Reports to Leads, Senior Technicians A Techs, and Supervisor

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Works on and around commercial aircraft whose mechanical assembly is the most important element in a successful delivery and a positive experience for the customer

Nature of Contacts:

  • Moderate Communication on a regular basis with internal parties only 

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 90%
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings between 6-8 hours per day.
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment and some tools including production tools such as hydraulic lifts. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice. 6-8 hours per day.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces. 6-8 hours per day.

Equal Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed.  Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus Helicopters, Inc. . 

As a matter of policy, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

NOTE:  Airbus Helicopters, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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