Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 16-Jul-2021 to 30-Jul-2021 (EST)
  • 60220 LUH Production
  • Columbus, MS, USA
  • Market Competitive hourly rate
  • Hourly
  • Temporary

As a contract role, benefits will be offered by the third party agency this individual is employed by.

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 sheetmetal modifications and repairs on multiple airframes or parts as assigned by the lead technician. Tasks include assembly, fabrication and installation of sheetmetal components or aircraft parts and maintenance/repair of helicopters to support delivery schedule.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Installations/Modifications: 80%
  • Performs sheetmetal installations and fittings on multiple Airbus Helicopters airframes (H145, H125, H130, H135, H160, UH-72A).
  • Performs layout of sheetmetal parts by measuring and scribing in preparation for cutting and forming operations.
  • Performs installations of major and minor modifications per STC instructions.
  • Performs cutting, joining and clearance of sheetmetal structure per design drawing and standard practices.
  • Prepares patterns and/or templates to simplify installation processes and to assure proper dimensions.
  • Assures that installations are attached without endangering aircraft structure or systems operation and function.
  • Conducts close out inspections prior to signing off confirmation of work performed.
  • Makes adjustments to latches, windows, cowlings and covers.
  • Utilizing engineering blueprints, installs prototype parts and close tolerance materials to print for certification purposes.
  • Performs sealing of installations. Sealant installations must meet quality guidelines for both form and function.
  • Performs adjustments to ensure fit on new installations and modifications.
  • Use a variety of standard and specialized hand tools, power equipment, measuring devices and test equipment in completing work assignments.
  • Assist in providing new project quotes for manpower guidelines as directed by management.
  1. Maintenance: 15%
  • Performs inspections on helicopter fuselages, dynamic and hydraulic components.
  • Reads and interpret manufacturer's maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
  • Applies sheetmetal repair schemes to aircraft utilizing drawings and blueprints.
  • Applies skillsets and experience to assure performed repairs are within tolerance.
  1. Reporting/Clean up: 5%
  • Completes forms and records pertaining to completion of assigned work, within SAP system and manually in workbooks per repair station manual.
  • Maintains responsibility to keep scrap at minimum levels within work area.
  • Assure that completed work complies with FAA regulations, customer requirements, and company specifications.
  • Maintains close working relationship with assigned Management with regard to schedules, priorities, availability of parts, supplies and tools, and special instructions as required.
  • Assists with training of new sheetmetal personnel with ojt.
  • Updates aircrafts logs and records in accordance with repair station guidelines.
  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



  • High School education or equivalent is required.


  • Trade School or military equivalent in aviation sheetmetal is preferred.



  • Minimum six (6) years of sheet metal installation and/or sheet metal repair experience on aircraft.


  • Minimum six (6) years of Airbus Helicopters and/or applicable vendor STC sheetmetal installation and modification experience.



  • None


  • Current Airframe and Powerplants license.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:


  • Must be able to work within estimated time guidelines in accordance with applicable company, FAA, and customer standards of quality.
  • A basic knowledge of performing assembly, installation, troubleshooting, repair or replacement of aircraft components and systems.
  • Knowledge of operational checks of complete systems and the diagnosis of malfunctions or failures and repairs to mitigate them.
  • Read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
  • Requires familiarity with FAA certified repair station policies and procedures.
  • A basic understanding of mechanical systems and sheet metal drawings, blueprints, and engineering data is required.


  • Experience in sheetmetal prototyping for presentation and approval of new modifications.
  • Prior STC installation experience on Airbus Helicopters airframes.
  • Air Conditioning installation, filling, evacuation and troubleshooting.

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

  • Must be proficient in email and spoken English language.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Must have a thorough understanding of tools and techniques utilized during aircraft completion, maintenance and/or retrofit.
  • Past experience with flight control installations a plus.

Travel Required:

  • 10% Domestic and International


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Independent and accurate decision making regarding installations and modifications done on a task by task schedule daily.

Organizational information:

Direct Reports:

  • Exempt: 0
  • Non-exempt: 0

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved Communication on a regular Basis with internal parties only

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 90%
  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings. Several times 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 alarms. Several times daily.
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications. Several times daily.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, 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. Several times daily.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. Several times daily.
  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Several times daily.
  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer. Several times daily.
  • 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 production floor. Several times daily.
  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice. Bimonthly.
  • 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 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. Several times daily.

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 other legally protected status.

This position is a temporary (contract) position with no specific time period but could be extended or shortened as needed. Contractors are employed by a 3rd party vendor and placed on assignment to Airbus Helicopters, Inc. .

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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