Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 14-Feb-2020 to 13-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 detailed inspection, assembly, installation, repair or replacement of aircraft components and systems, 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.  

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Maintenance/Troubleshooting: 45%

  • Provide aircraft maintenance support for new helicopter completions and deliveries, STC development, aircraft training fleet and demonstrations.
  • Perform detailed assembly, installation, repair, replacement, adjustment, and alignment of parts and components.
  • Perform troubleshooting to diagnose malfunctioning systems and components to determine corrective action required to assure safety and airworthiness of aircraft.
  • Perform aircraft disassembly and reassembly as required for aircraft movement, may include loading/offloading aircraft to/from trailer.
  • Perform track and balancing of rotor systems and vibration analysis.
  • Responsible for ensuring physical security of aircraft. Ensure aircraft is detailed and prepared for delivery or displays.

2. Inspections:  35%

  • Conduct applicable airframe calendar/hourly inspections, hidden damage inspections of airframe structures and sub-assemblies. 
  • Perform operational and functional checks of structures, systems, and/or components as required.

3. Documentation/Compliance: 10%

  • Observe foreign object damage/debris (FOD), tool control and calibrated tool policies.
  • Update applicable maintenance tracking program. Monitor and forecast for upcoming maintenance and assure timely compliance with inspections.  Ensure compliance with production and repair station policies / procedures / forms and FAA Regulations.   

4. Coordination/Customer Interface: 10%

  • Interface with the customer at conventions, demonstrations, and deliveries.
  • Coordinate receiving and storage of customer furnished equipment in accordance with company procedures and compliance to government standards when applicable.
  • Organize internal resources across functional departments to ensure availability of aircraft. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 

Education:

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Experience:

Required:

  • Six years or more aviation maintenance experience
  • Two years flight line experience
  • Helicopter maintenance experience

Preferred:

  • Airbus Helicopter airframe experience
  • Safran Turbomeca engine experience
  • Pratt and Whitney engine experience

Licensure/Certifications:

Required:

  • None

Preferred:

  • Current FAA A&P license (strongly preferred)
  • Inspection Authorization(IA)

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

Required:

  • Background in aviation maintenance on like type aircraft and systems. General knowledge of standard practices and troubleshooting methods.
  • Management skills, ability to multi-task and handle high volume workloads. 
  • Understand customer expectations, enthusiastic to support others and achieve the highest level of customer service.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of personnel.

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

  • English written and spoken required.

Travel Required:

  • 30% Domestic and International

Citizenship:

  • US Person under ITAR definition (U.S. Citizen, green card holder or person covered under our existing ITAR license)

Clearance:

  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Will need to be able to determine when an issue should be elevated to the next level of management for support.
  • Must be able to work independently and plan the work to fit cost and schedule.

Organizational information:

  • This position will work under a lead technician but report to the Manager, Industry

Direct Reports:

  • Exempt: 0
  • Non-exempt: 0

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Sr. Technicians have direct contact with internal and external customers.  They will be responsible for performing maintenance and inspections on company and customer owned aircraft. This position requires a professional individual who is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and personable with a customer and company advocacy mindset. 

Nature of Contacts:

  • Internal: Technicians, pilots, quality inspectors, leads, supervisors, planners, schedulers, sales representatives, marketing representatives, technical representatives, program managers
  • External: Customers, Directors of Maintenance, FAA
  • Moderate Communication on a daily Basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 70%
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings on a daily basis.
  • 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 on a daily basis.
  • Speaking:  able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications on a daily basis.
  • 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, tugs, helilifts, carts, and ground support equipment on a daily basis.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs on a daily basis.
  • Lifting:  able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 50lbs/23kgs on a daily basis. Pushing / Pulling:  able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Able to push/pull aircraft with ground wheels on a daily basis.  Able to turn rotors by hand on a daily basis.
  • Sitting:  able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer.
  • Squatting / Kneeling:  able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving.
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor.
  • Travel:  able to travel independently and at short notice. Must be able to fly in the aircraft on a daily basis.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents):  able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces.
  • 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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