Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 25-Jun-2019 to 25-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • 10365 MRO Blade Repair
  • Grand Prairie, TX, 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: 

Understands the methods and procedures to perform the following functions: Performs incoming inspections and executes repair tasks and final completion procedures, ensuring a quality product.       

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

Primary Responsibilities:

 Technical:  Tear down, clean, inspect, repair, assemble and closeout components 80%

  • Maintain close working relationship with assigned lead regarding schedules, priorities, and availability of parts, supplies and tools.
  • Clear understanding of methods and procedures on incoming inspections.
  • Skillful on the use of all hand tools needed to execute inspection.
  • Skilled on cleaning and stripping when required performing the repairs on specific blade types.
  • Skillful on repair techniques for return to service of piece parts.
  • Capable on assembly of finished product.
  • Skilled on closing out all final paper work and quality gates for QA creation of 8130-3.
  • Ensures completed work complies with customer specifications, FAA regulations, manufacturer's applicable maintenance manuals, blueprints, RDAS, etc.
  • Maintain responsibility to ensure personal scrap levels are kept at a minimum.

 Customer interface 5%

  • Correctly identifies customers (internal and external) and understands their requirements proactively.
  • Looks through the eyes of the customers and goes the extra mile to serve them.
  • Enthusiastic to support others and achieve agreed levels of service.
  • Thinks business/customer interests rather than local/individual interest.

 Logistics: 5%

  • When aware of issues, speaks up early and makes them visible.
  • Sees challenges as opportunities for improvement.
  • Listens respectfully and shows appreciation when direction is given by a higher level team member.
  • Takes the necessary time to question the root causes.
  • Seeks assistance when unable to resolve issues independently.

Accountability: 5%

  • Ensures own role and responsibilities are clear.
  • Takes relevant decisions at own level and ownership for their implementation.
  • Sticks to commitments on time/cost/quality.
  • Announces as early as possible when commitments cannot be kept.

Objectives: 5%

  • Knows, applies and promotes agreed standards.
  • Reacts immediately when there is a deviation from the standard.
  • Persists in the face of obstacles, tackles tasks through to successful completion.
  • Makes regular checks to be accurate & reviews own work, does not compromise safety or quality.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 


  • Required: HS diploma or equivalent. Some trade school desirable.
  • Preferred:  A&P License


  • Required: 2 years of experience in Composite/fiberglass/vehicle body work (preferably on blades), some experience may be substituted for education normally acquired in the attainment of an A&P license.
  • Preferred: A/C Blade repair experience
  • Preferred: Skillful in MS Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Preferred: SAP back ground


  • Preferred: French and German Main Rotor Blade/Tail Rotor Blade certification.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Required:  Understanding of customer requirements and AHI capabilities, willing to support others and achieve the highest level of customer service. The technician must lift and or move up to 50 pounds several times a day.
  • Preferred: Maintain time management skills, ability to multi-task and handle high volume workloads.

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

  • Required: English spoken, written.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Preferred: Skillful with technical manuals on French and German blade components
  • Preferred: Skillful using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) and SAP

Travel Required:

  • Applicant must be open and willing to domestic and International travel.


  • Authorized to Work in the US

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved communication on a  daily basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

(Normal shop requirements) Necessary to be able to work on the shop floor for ten hours a day including overtime when needed to meet customer's needs.  This would include (but is not limited to): Disassembly, stripping, cleaning, inspection, rework, painting, assembly, testing, final assembly, documenting, moving components and organizing them in the shop, clean and maintain shop in and orderly fashion, ensure safety of one's self and other as well, etc.  The employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds several times a day. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to travel domestically and internationally to carry out position responsibilities if necessary.  Requires use of computer. 

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, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  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, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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 does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment.  Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. 

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 place on assignment to Airbus in America. 

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