Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 30-Jul-2020 to 31-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • 10365 MRO Blade Repair
  • Grand Prairie, TX, 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: 

Fully understands the methods and procedures to perform the following functions:  Incoming inspections, execute repair tasks and final completion procedures on Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Blade Components.  Team member will be expected to ensure a quality product.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Technical:  Tear down, Clean, Inspect, Repair, Assemble and Closeout Components: 80%
  • Tear down, clean, inspect, repair, assemble and closeout components
  • 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.
  • Able to effectively utilize all hand tools needed to execute inspection and repairs.
  • Skilled on cleaning and stripping when required performing the repairs on blade components.
  • Able to prepare and perform 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 and reviews own work, does not compromise safety or quality.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:   

Education:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred:

  • A&P License
  • Some trade school desirable.

Experience:

Required:

  • Minimum of two (2) years related experience; some experience may be substituted for education normally acquired in the attainment of an A&P certificate.

Preferred:

  • Candidate with aircraft blade repair experience.
  • SAP background

Licensure/Certifications:

Required:

  • None

Preferred:

  • FAA Airframe Certificate or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

Required:

  • Exceptional time management skills, ability to multi-task and handle high volume workloads. 
  • Correctly understands customer requirements and AHI capabilities.
  • Enthusiastic to support others and achieve the highest level of customer service.

Preferred:

  • None

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

  • Read, Write, and Understand the English Language.  Bi-lingual French or German is desirable

Technical Systems Proficiency:

Preferred: 

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) and SAP

Travel Required:

  • Less than 10% Domestic and International

Citizenship:

  • Authorized to Work in the US

Clearance:

  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Mid-level of independent decision making expected when carrying out customer requirements.  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; stops to fix the root causes of issues to ensure they do not reoccur.
  • Questions the status quo; provides on-going focus on improving processes/products/services; thinks how to do it, not why it cannot be done; takes initiative to implement good proposals; measures impact and follows up to ensure improvements are sustained.

Organizational information:

  • Reports to shop manager; receives direction from shop Technical Advisors.

Direct Reports:

  • Exempt: 0
  • Non-exempt: 0

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Accomplish a 95% on-time delivery for all customer owned repairs. 
  • Achieve an internal FPY of 95% min.
  • Achieve an efficiency rating of 91%.
  • Ensure each day that your Airbus tool box remains complete, neat, clean, audited and organized.
  • Positive communication with all internal/external customers.
  • Hands on within 5 minutes of start time.
  • Always look to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Personal work area to be kept clean, organized and presentable.

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved, negotiation type Communication on a daily Basis with internal and external parties

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 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 on a daily basis.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 50lbs/14kgs on a daily basis.
  • Lifting:  able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 50lbs/14kgs on a daily basis.
  • Pushing / Pulling:  able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools on a daily basis.
  • Sitting:  able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer on a daily basis.
  • 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 on a daily basis.
  • Travel:  able to travel independently and at short notice. Possible once or twice a year.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents):  able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces on a daily basis.
  • 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

As a leader in our field, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.   

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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