Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 14-Feb-2020 to 17-Apr-2020 (EST)
  • 60220 LUH Production
  • Columbus, MS, USA
  • Hourly
  • 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: 

Perform work on assigned aircraft or parts in the avionics function. Tasks included fabrication, repair, and installation of aircraft parts, maintenance and repair of helicopters and support of helicopter specific programs. Perform assembly, installation, repair or replacement of aircraft electrical/electronic components and systems in the manufacture, maintenance or refurbishing of aircraft and function check of components. Conduct operational checks of complete systems to verify proper functioning of components and systems. Diagnose malfunctions or failures and make adjustments, repairs or replacements of parts or components.  

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

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Perform assembly, installation, repair or replacement: 70%

  • Maintain close working relationship with assigned lead person with regard to schedules, priorities, availability of parts, supplies and tools, and special instructions as required.
  • Perform work from blueprints, sketches, vendor and service manuals, and other source data to obtain dimensions, locations, alignment, tolerances and other specification requirements.
  • Use a variety of standard and specialized hand tools, power equipment, measuring devices and test equipment in completing work assignments.
  • Assure that completed work complies with FAA regulations, customer requirements, and company specifications.
  • Coordinate with various departments regarding requirements for materials, supplies, equipment and job schedules.
  • Complete forms and records pertaining to completion of assigned work.

2. Diagnose malfunctions or failures: 20%

  • Diagnose the cause of malfunctions, identifies failures and determines corrective action to restore systems to required operating specifications and standards.
  • Perform required corrective action by making repairs, adjustments or replacements.

3. Conduct operational checks: 10%

  • Perform operational power on checks of equipment to include but not limited to; instruments, radios, navigation, pitot/static systems, displays, ICS/audio, and lighting.
  • Should be familiar with test equipment used for operational checks of the above systems.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain responsibility to keep scrap at minimum levels.
  • Follow all OSHA, safety and environmental regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 



  • HS diploma or equivalent.


  • Some trade school desirable.



  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience working on avionics in aircraft, preferably rotorcraft.



  • A current A & P license

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches and diagrams, and apply standard shop practices in the fabrication and repair modifications of aircraft structures and repairs.

Technical Systems Proficiency:


  • Computer proficiency


  • SAP

Travel Required:

  • Occasional Domestic and International travel may be necessary


  • Right to work in the U.S.

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Able to independently assess wiring issues and install components.

Organizational information:

  • Reports to the Manager, New Helicopter Completions.

Nature of Contacts:

  • Moderate Communication on a daily basis with internal parties only

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 98%
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings, able to see and read wire numbers.  [Daily]
  • 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. [Daily]
  • Speaking:  able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications. [Daily]
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copier, 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. [Daily]
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 60lbs. [Daily]
  • Lifting:  able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 60lbs. [Daily]
  • Pushing / Pulling:  able to push and pull equipment and tools. [Daily]
  • Sitting:  able to sit for long periods of time at the aircraft, at backshop equipment, in meetings, working on computer. [Daily]
  • Squatting / Kneeling:  Must be able to bend, stoop, and squat. Must be able to move about freely in areas with moving aircraft and parts; work in areas where exposure to chemicals and fumes will occur. . [Daily]
  • Standing: able to stand at the aircraft to perform work, for discussions in offices or on production floor. [Daily]
  • Travel:  able to travel independently and at short notice. [several time yearly]
  • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces. [Daily]
  • Personal Protective Equipment required:  Required PPE includes, but is not limited to, Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Respirators/Masks, and/or Protective Gloves as required by site and/or customer site

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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