Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 31-May-2021 to 04-Aug-2021 (EST)
  • 60220 LUH Production
  • Columbus, MS, USA
  • Market Competitive Compensation
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

This position offers the following benefits: Medical insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Prescription insurance, Healthcare Advocacy, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Basic & Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance, Short and Long-term Disability insurance, Voluntary Accident insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness insurance, Identity Theft & Fraud Resolution insurance, Legal Plan insurance, 401(k), Travel Assistance, International SOS insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Personal/Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Tuition Assistance, Bonus(s). These are our current benefit offerings for the 2021 plan year and are subject to change without notice.

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 the 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, which may include loading/offloading aircraft to/from trailer.
  • Perform track and balancing of rotor systems and vibration analysis.
  • Responsible for ensuring the 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 per company procedures and compliance to government standards when applicable.
  • Organize internal resources across functional departments to ensure the availability of aircraft.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



  • High school diploma or equivalent



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


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



  • None


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

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • 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 is written and spoken required.

Travel Required:

  • 30% Domestic and International


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


  • 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 the 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 daily with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 70%
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screens 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, tugs, helilifts, carts, and ground support equipment daily.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs daily.
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment to 50lbs/23kgs daily. Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Able to push/pull aircraft with ground wheels daily. Able to turn rotors by hand daily.
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on the 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 the production floor.
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice. Must be able to fly in the aircraft daily.
  • 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 the site and/or customer site

Equal Opportunity:

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

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or another legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or another legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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