Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 11-Nov-2020 to 26-Nov-2021 (EST)
  • 10365 MRO Blade Repair
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Full Time

A career with Airbus provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As an Airbus employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits, which include health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off and holiday pay

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: 

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.  The team member will be expected to ensure a quality product.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Technical:  Teardown, Clean, Inspect, Repair, Assemble, and Closeout Components: 80%

  • Tear down, clean, inspect, repair, assemble, and close-out components
  • Maintain a close working relationship with assigned lead regarding schedules, priorities, and availability of parts, supplies, and tools.
  • A clear understanding of methods and procedures on incoming inspections.
  • Able to effectively utilize all hand tools needed to execute inspection and repairs.
  • Skilled in 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 of assembly of the finished product.
  • Skilled in closing out all final paperwork 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.

2. 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 interests.

3. Logistics: 5%

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

4. 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.

5. 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:   



  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience. Some trade school desirable.


  • A&P License



  • Minimum four (4) years of experience with composite or fiberglass materials.


  • Candidate with aircraft blade repair experience.



  • None


  • FAA Airframe Certificate or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • 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.

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:


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

Travel Required:

  • Less than 10% Domestic and International


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • 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 an 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 Composite Leadman.

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 toolbox remains complete, neat, clean, audited, and organized.
  • Positive communication with all internal/external customers.
  • Hands-on within 5 minutes of the 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 daily with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 90%
  • Vision: able to see and read a computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports, and engineering drawings daily.
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on the 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 50lbs/14kgs daily.
  • Lifting:  able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment to 50lbs/14kgs daily.
  • Pushing / Pulling:  able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools daily.
  • Sitting:  able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computers daily.
  • 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 the production floor daily.
  • Travel:  able to travel independently and at short notice. Possibly 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 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 the 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 another 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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