Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 29-Jun-2021 to 04-Aug-2021 (EST)
  • 10370 MRO Avionics
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Market competitive
  • 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:

Supervise the timely repair of customer components and delivery of spare parts in compliance with the Airbus Supplier Support Conditions requirements. Responsible for inventory control functions, monitoring material usage, processing customer orders, and reviewing invoices.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Customer Interface: 50%

  • Ensure overall customer satisfaction in terms of spares & repairs performance, communication, warranty, flexibility, pricing, & reliability.
  • Advise customers of freight options as necessary to ensure on-time delivery, communicating tracking info.
  • Ensure fulfillment of customers' technical requirements, coordinating the response with other departments and partners as necessary.
  • Provide order acknowledgements, collect end-user statements, create SAP Delivery notes.
  • Communicate order status upon customer request
  • Administer necessary forms to facilitate spares, repairs, and exchange transactions
  • Sell and promote AHI's helicopter and airline avionics related services. Work closely with customers to identify additional sales opportunities
  • Resolve customer discrepancies and/or disputes
  • Issue RMA's and Credits
  • Notify AHI AR & Airbus Cabin Electronics which customers are on delivery blockage per Airbus Service Agreement.
  • Review invoices from Airbus Cabin Electronics & KID-Systeme. Notify AHI AP when approved to pay.
  • Expediting parts from suppliers, closing work orders.
  • Grow relationship with airline customers and OEM partners (Airbus-Buxtehude) including periodic on-site customer visits and global spares/repair workshop attendance

2. MRO Shop Supervision: 40%

  • Plan and prioritize the workload of all assigned personnel to ensure on-time delivery of components per delivery schedules.
  • Maintain employees' adherence to proper job procedures and department processes.
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations; make recommendations for salary increases (promotion, merit, and adjustment), transfers, hires, and disciplinary actions (termination).
  • Analyses trends and advises management accordingly.
  • Identifies process improvements to encourage and lead lean activities
  • Maintaining status of WIP (Work in Process)

3. Material Management: 10%

  • Supervise team ensuring Avionics inventory is managed in compliance with AHI process, in coordination with Sr. Director Supply Chain Logistics.
  • Coordinate cycle counts of Z109/R109 consignment and AHI owned-inventory
  • Request consignment inventory from OEM, create and administer consignment PO's
  • Reporting weekly consignment usage report to Airbus Cabin Electronics / KID-Systeme GmbH
  • Advise Avionics manager of any issues regarding material suppliers
  • Ensure AHI Purchasing Department is promptly handling AHI-owned material requirements
  • Review purchasing pattern with technical input from repair shop. Recommend minimum / maximum stocking levels to minimize inventory while ensuring TAT complies with the Airbus service agreement.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Aerospace, Program Management, or Electronics

Experience:

Required:

  • Minimum four (4) years Avionics or Electronics technical experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of Supervisory experience. Note: Four (4) additional years (8 total years) of technical experience can be substituted for this requirement

Preferred:

  • SAP MRO/Inventory Control Experience
  • Global supply chain/logistics experience
  • Customer service experience with Airline operators or in the aviation industry.
  • Avionics or Electronics technical experience preferably with Airline operators or in the aviation industry.

Licensure/Certifications:

Required:

  • FAA Repairman's certification or ability to acquire within 3 months after hiring

Preferred:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow/Black belt
  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant License

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.
  • Highly Proficient in MS Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Preferred:

  • Root cause analysis
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodologies
  • Customer communications and contract negotiations

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

Required:

  • Involved in communication daily with internal and external parties.

Preferred:

  • Communicating (whether by pen, mouth, etc.) in a way that others grasp.
  • Respecting others' points of view through engagement and interest.
  • Using relevant knowledge, know-how, and skills to explain and clarify thoughts and ideas.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Internal and commercial systems proficiency required for the position. Must be proficient using Microsoft Office or Google Suite (Excel, Outlook/Gmail, PowerPoint, Vizio, and Word), SAP or equivalent, sales order, purchasing, shipping/delivery, and inventory control processes

Travel Required:

  • 10% Domestic and International

Citizenship:

  • Authorized to Work in the US

Clearance:

  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • A high level of independent decision making due to the volume of orders and when working over-time is required to meet TAT. This position makes decisions with minimal or no supervision in the handling of Warranty claims, overdue invoice collection, processing incoming invoices from partners, resolving invoice discrepancies, updating maintenance reports, offering exchanges to meet TAT, providing advance exchanges, resolving customer discrepancies/disputes, QA Designated Receiving inspector (new material), inventory control, Avionics Z109/R109 inventory adjustments & cycle-counts.

Organizational information:

  • An overview of the organizational unit structure, including manager of position, direct reports to the position, and dotted line (indirect reports) to the position: Manager, Supervisor, 7 non-exempt employees. Indirect to Material Logistics and QA personnel.

Direct Reports:

  • Exempt: 0
  • Non-exempt: 7

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • List specific examples of direct responsibility this position has for company assets, revenue, budget and financial responsibility, strategic influence, customer relationships and impact on customers, key figures per year.
  • Key contact for communication and collaboration between OEM Suppliers and Major Airline Customers
  • Responsible for ~4000 repairs generating over $6 million yearly revenue
  • Key contact for Airbus Commercial repairs for both North and South American regions.
  • Responsible for ensuring over $3 million in test and repair equipment are properly maintained and available

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved, negotiation type Communication frequently with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 90% of the time.
  • 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 production floor including safety warnings or alarm. 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 30lbs/14kgs. Several times a week.
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. Several times a week.
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Several times a week.
  • 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. Several times a week.
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on the production floor. Daily
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice. 10% of the time.
  • 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 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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