Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 02-Jun-2021 to 04-Aug-2021 (EST)
  • 10310 Commercial Tech Sup
  • Grand Prairie, TX, 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 sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

Provide technical solutions to bring back the aircraft in their certified configuration and be proactive on the more complex troubleshooting where there is a potential and minor impact on the aircraft's airworthiness.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.Technical Representative: 50 %

  • Communicate with customers and take charge to answer them most quickly and appropriately on assigned products (Medium / Heavy Helicopters). Help our customers either troubleshoot problems; assist with information, documentation, repair requests, and technical requests.
  • Help Regional Field Reps providing on-site support to the customers employing recommendation, documentation, troubleshooting help, and direction for complex support topics.

2. Technical Specialist (Helicopter rotors and transmissions): 40%

  • Technical troubleshooting. Provide expert technical support to customers in a specific & complex technical domain, to maintain fleet availability with high standards of safety and reliability.
  • Define solutions (Repair, Technical Agreement, material and technical publication improvements to increase fleet reliability and reduce maintenance cost)
  • Realize technical expertise and Return of Experience (RETEX) analysis.
  • Support other AH centers like the AHNA MRO (OEM Depot Level) on complex technical issues
  • Identify and manage blocking points in coordination with the Tech support community (Experts)
  • Ensure AIRBUS processes are correctly followed (AHNA Handbook and all related processes)
  • Escalate risk items/incidents to the appropriate level and follow up on the action plan.

3. Continuous learning: 10%

  • AHNA Training, Sharing & Assessment program: This program allows the specialists to be continuously aware of all possible incidents in-service in their domains (all AH aircraft models) and how to manage them. The specialists are also in charge to share and perpetuate the return of experience to the AHNA teams. This program is also continuously assessed to ensure and maintain the knowledge of all specialists and allows them to evolve towards more future responsibilities.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree Mechanical engineering or equivalent experience

Preferred:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering

Experience:

Required:

  • 3 years of experience in continued airworthiness and modification processing, or taken part in a type certification or related compliance demonstration activities. (Dynamic components field is a plus)

Or,

  • 3 years of experience in Engineering (Design or stress analysis) taken part in the compliance demonstration of mechanical parts under high stress and fatigue load solicitations.

Preferred:

  • 3 additional years in the field of Aircraft Maintenance, take part in scheduled and unscheduled tasks to perform on aircraft in service (Technical Support or Maintenance centers) (Dynamic components field is a plus)

Licensure/Certifications:

  • None

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

Required:

  • The capability of describing the system functions and engineering choices adopted for carrying them out
  • The capability of analyzing the loading modes acting on a part or assembly, and substantiating its strength
  • The capability of analyzing the failure modes of a system, and proposing technical solutions designed to minimize the consequences of failures
  • The capability of identifying the regulatory requirements and proposing means of compliance
  • The capability of assuming his/her responsibilities in the context of authorized personnel.
  • Working with cross-functional and international teams and customers in a fast-paced environment.
  • A high level of integrity and an understanding of the importance of protecting the interests of the company while also assuring customer satisfaction is critical
  • Temperament to manage high-pressure situations coming from urgent situations (AOG), by studying and delivering in a short time a complete analysis of the more complex issues and providing clear explanations to the customers in any cases (positive or negative decisions). Be able to analyze each situation in a calm, pragmatic approach.

Preferred:

  • Professional written, presentation, and verbal communication.
  • The capability to identify difficulties and propose solutions
  • Good judgment and a realistic, thorough approach
  • Evaluating and interpreting contracts, data deliverables, and procedures.
  • Independent planning and organization.
  • Have a problem-solving attitude and pedagogy with the people in interaction (i.e. MRO)

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

Required:

  • Must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.

Preferred:

  • French or German language is a plus.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Must be proficient with complex mechanical skills and have a high level of knowledge on the product to be supported. Must be able to read and interpret design drawings, engineering documentation, and FAA/EASA Regulations for helicopters.

Travel Required:

  • 25% Domestic and International
  • Several days in France are required the first year (On Job Training, airworthiness mandatory training)

Citizenship:

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

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Will be required to make decisions for customers on best courses of action for troubleshooting, serviceability, safe operation of a helicopter. Must be able to prioritize customer requests in order of importance and complexity to keep work flowing and customer issues from becoming stagnant. Decisions on meeting attendance versus workload and deadlines for some tasks. Responsibilities will require knowledge of aircraft design drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, inspection guides, engineering specifications, aircraft design standards, maintenance manuals, and other engineering and technical directives. May be required to travel to customer locations for investigations, OEM problems, or solving and supporting other customer requirements

Organizational information:

Direct Reports:

  • Exempt: None
  • Non-exempt: None

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Responsibilities will require knowledge of aircraft design drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, inspection guides, engineering specifications, aircraft design standards, maintenance manuals, and other engineering and technical directives. May be required to travel to customer locations for investigations, OEM problems, or solving and supporting other customer requirements.

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved Communication daily with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: This job will require 75% of the time in the office in Grand Prairie Texas
  • 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. Daily for electronic, exceptionally and always assisted by professionals in production
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. Sometime
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. Sometime
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Sometime
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on a computer. Daily
  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving. Sometime
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on the production floor. Several times a week
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice. 25%
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces Several times a week
  • 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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