Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 13-Nov-2020 to 08-Dec-2021 (EST)
  • 10360 MRO - Dynamic Component 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:

Under the direction of the Director-MRO, plan, develop, and manage the activities necessary to process the dynamic components through the DCR shop.

The Manager, DCR - Repair/Overhaul is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the dynamic components repair shop to ensure safe maintenance operations and compliance with all company, FAA, and governmental safety rules and regulations, including the airworthiness.

The Manager, DCR - Repair/Overhaul provides leadership and direction to ensure that high standards of performance are maintained in the areas of safety, compliance, costs, and quality to meet the Company Business Plan, Objectives. The Manager, DCR - Repair/Overhaul will also be accountable for dynamic component repair P&L, in charge to launch recovery action, business development action, and commercial policy set-up to match with P&L expectations. He or she will improve & maintain an optimized customer interface.

This role communicates and administers corporate policies and goals to ensure a continuing understanding of the commitment to safety and compliance

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Dynamic Components repair operations: 45 %

  • Define the strategy and provides capital budget requirements to the MRO Director for the Dynamic Components repair  shop
  • Manage P&L,  repair & overhaul investment project costs/schedule; assure that facilities are adequate for accomplishing Company Business Plan Goals & Objectives.
  • Define and deploy transformation actions to improve performances (competitiveness & lead-time)
  • Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operation to ensure costs, quality, on-time delivery, and safety
  • Works closely with the Managers of Design Office and Procurement to identify and overcome obstacles so that established goals are met. Create a dashboard for drumbeat managing progress.
  • Implement reporting systems that ensure a smooth workflow with effective manpower utilization, ability to track work in process, and the identification and resolution of major problem areas.
  • Responsible for work scheduling, directing the priorities and activities
  • Establish and ensure compliance with standard procedures for the purchase, overhaul, inspection, and repair of aircraft, engines, and components. Audit practices to ensure they work effectively.
  • Ensure that the department and staff can provide the manpower, facilities, equipment, and tooling necessary to meet operational goals and that this effort represents efficient utilization of the allocated workforce in meeting on-going required maintenance.
  • Review and respond to Maintenance delays and system problems. Develop and implement changes to eliminate recurrence. Implement tools to proactively manage bottlenecks.
  • Create, Maintains and Reports Metrics (KPIs) for the industrial performance as well as sales, over dues & number of request per month vs sales
  • Ensure that all procedures within the area of responsibility are maintained current, are followed and that a well-defined working relationship is established with QA to maintain the requirements of ISO 9001 and FAR 145, DCMA 8210
  • Implement reporting systems that ensure a smooth workflow with effective manpower utilization, ability to track work in process, and the identification and resolution of major problem areas.
  • Responsible for establishing & managing operational expenses within budget
  • Proactively monitors & manages labor hours per project
  • Support quality audits and is responsible to conduct any corrective actions within the required timeframe

2. Leadership and Team Management: 30 %

  • Select qualified personnel for all positions to ensure consistent compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, and accepted industry practices.
  • Direct Dynamic Components repair teams and interfaces to ensure that they carry out all maintenance activities safely, on time, and within budgetary requirements.
  • Assigns and monitors work of subordinates, including training and coaching; conducts ongoing performance planning and appraisals; hiring, transferring, promoting, or terminating employees, and recommending actions. 
  • Communicates and administers corporate policies and goals to assigned personnel to ensure a continuing understanding of Airbus Helicopters commitment
  • Identify the needs for and initiate the action to provide both management & technical training as required to repair & overhaul staff. Maintain skills matrix & training plan up to date.
  • Establish group and individual accountabilities throughout assigned departments for problem-solving and cost reduction. Encourage the use of new techniques and focus on fact-based problem-solving.
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations; make recommendations for salary increases (promotion, merit, and economic adjustment), transfers, hires, and disciplinary actions (terminations).
  • Assure shop safety, manage all PPE and follow corrective actions with PPS
  • Live up to Airbus values and enable speak-up.

3. Plan the activity: 25 %

  • Provide the necessary information and tools to create a quotation including estimated cost, proposed price, and guaranteed TAT delivery date. 
  • Schedule the work and define the expected delivery date to reach the OTD target. Manage priorities.
  • Establish the 18-month forecast (Industrial & financial) of assemblies by model on an annual basis and review quarterly, with the Global Supply Chain. Develop the tools needed to improve its accuracy and ease of creation.
  • Establish workload/capacity analysis to anticipate any additional resources needs
  • Define a robust strategy to manage missing parts and align with prioritization needs

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



  • High School or equivalent


  • Bachelor's Degree



  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the supervisory /management field
  • Experience in Maintenance Repair & Overhaul
  • Demonstrate and apply International business knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of Airbus Helicopters Range is preferred


  • Lean experience/greenbelt or blackbelt certification

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • Technical background
  • Business acumen
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Plan, prioritize and organize skills & resources
  • Investigate issues, identify, develop actions/improvement
  • Listening + People development
  • Ability to see the big picture
  • KPI creation & Dashboard management
  • Calculation of Work in progress (WIP), Turnaround time (TAT) & workload capacity requirements


  • Strong knowledge of operational expense management
  • Creation and presenting of investment proposal/ business cases

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

  • Exceptional communication skills (written & verbal)
  • French/German communication skills preferred

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Intermediate Microsoft Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Travel Required:

  • 5% Domestic and International


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Business Planning, OP, OP recommendations, CAPEX, interviewing, hiring, terminating, salary review, and recommendations for disciplinary actions.

Organizational information:

Direct Reports :

  • Exempt: 2
  • Non-exempt : 17

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Responsible for the P&L and budget
  • Responsible for the industrial performances (TAT, OTD, WIP) and the associated change management to ensure continuous improvement for both shops
  • Safety & Quality Standards Management

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved Communication regularly 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.
  • Hearing: 70% 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: 5% able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.
  • Lifting:  able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.
  • Pushing / Pulling:  able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools.
  • Sitting: 70% able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computers.
  • 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:  Less than 10% able to travel independently and at short notice. (Once or twice a month)
  • 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

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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