Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 08-Jul-2021 to 04-Aug-2021 (EST)
  • 10375 Tailboom
  • 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(es). 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 repair/maintenance work on tail booms of assigned aircraft to include any mechanical, sheet metal, and/or avionics work required. Tasks include fabrication, repair, and installation of aircraft parts, maintenance and repair of helicopter tail booms, and support of helicopter-specific programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Description: Sheet metal 80%

  • Perform layout of sheet metal parts by measuring and scribing in preparation for cutting and forming operations. Cut raw materials allowing for bend requirements, flanges, and crimping. Provide nesting arrangements for cutting the maximum number of parts from standard size metal sheets. Prepare patterns and/or templates to simplify manufacturing processes and to assure proper dimensions. Install sheet metal parts and assemblies in aircraft, assure that installations are attached without endangering aircraft structure or systems operation and function. Conduct structural and operational checks and completes troubleshooting of sheet metal mechanical installations. Perform work from three-dimensional blueprints, sketches, diagrams, technical manuals, work orders, inspection reports, and other similar documentation.
  • Diagnose the cause of malfunctions, identifies failures, and determines corrective action to restore systems to required operating specifications and standards.
  • Perform required corrective action by making repairs, adjustments, or replacements.
  • Perform work from blueprints, sketches, vendor and service manuals, and other source data to obtain dimensions, locations, alignment, tolerances, and other specification requirements.
  • Use a variety of standard and specialized hand tools, power equipment, measuring devices, and test equipment in completing work assignments.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the assigned lead and QA person with regards to schedules, priorities, parts issues
  • Assure that completed work complies with FAA regulations, customer requirements, and company specifications.
  • Coordinate with various departments regarding requirements for materials, supplies, equipment, and job schedules. Maintain responsibility to keep scrap at minimum levels.
  • Follow all OSHA, safety, and environmental regulations.

2. Description: Documentation 15%

  • Perform daily releasing and updating timesheets. Sign off work clearly and legibly on time, using an adequate description of work being performed. All necessary blocks on our Discrepancy sheets need to be filled out as required. Work needs to be signed off using correct references, AMM, Engineering dispositions, and Repair Design Approval Sheets (RDAS). Complete your toolbox audit sheets daily at the end of the shift.
  • Complete forms and records on the completion of assigned work.

3. Description: Cleanliness 5%

  • Maintain daily a "clean as we go" workplace. Toolboxes will be clean and free of all F.O.D. at the end of the shift. Tools will be placed in their proper shadowed cutouts to verify no tool is unaccounted for.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • HS diploma or equivalent.


  • Some trade school desirable


  • Minimum of six (6) years related experience.


  • A&P Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Strong sheet metal skills
  • Previous fabrication work
  • Able to read and work from blueprints
  • Use of basic sheet metal tools to include brake, shear, and roller
  • Able to use precision measuring devices such as calipers, borehole gauges, and scales
  • Quality conscious
  • Sanding, stripping, Alodine, priming
  • Use proper PPE

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

  • English is fluently spoken and written to be able to carry on a conversation.

Travel Required:

  • 40% Domestic and International


  • U.S. person under ITAR requirements


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • The employee will have customer interfacing responsibilities while performing jobs both on and off-site. Will be required to have problem-solving skills for sheet metal repairs to ensure they are accepted practices, of the highest quality, and cost-effective for the customer.

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: up to 40% may be at a customer location. The remainder will be onsite.
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screens and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports, and engineering drawings.
  • 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.
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications.
  • 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 tools including production tools such as drills, rivet guns, pneumatic squeezes.
  • Carrying: 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: equipment and tools.
  • 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.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces.
  • Environment: indoor shop which has loud noises 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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