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Project Engineer II - Tool Tech & Development Engineer (A320 Ramp Up - EXPAT)

Airbus Final Assembly Line
Mobile, AL
  • Expired: November 20, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

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: This position will provide best practice leadership and training to the Mobile Manufacturing Site A320 Jigs & Tools team to ensure a successful site ramp up and to deliver a mature team capable to support future challenges including HoV. The person selected for this role will directly support the single aisle ramp up project while developing the local team.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    1. Develop and implement a training plan which identifies necessary knowledge and evaluates existing gaps. Responsible for ensuring development of a strong knowledge base in the team including specialized knowledge in areas such as test systems.
    2. Conceptualize, specify and develop aircraft tooling and equipment based on production needs. Strong understanding of tolerancing, fixturing and electrical/mechanical/pneumatic systems needed for custom applications and feasibility determinations.
    3. Lead jigs & tools major projects including multiple work packages distributed within the team. Provide necessary reporting for jigs & tools project status within the FAL project team. Manage budget requests.
    4. Provide technical expertise within the team to ensure project success through best practice application and knowledge of Airbus processes. Support/lead project allocation within the team to ensure process deliverables.
    5. Evaluate, specify and manage the modification of existing equipment for adaptation to customer needs.
    6. Research, evaluate and specify machines and systems to fulfill customer requirements.
    7. Support Quality group during engineering inspection of new/modified equipment for release to user acceptance testing.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    Other duties as assigned: 10%

    1. Lead special projects assigned by the manager.
    2. Support other departments as requested.

    Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


    • Required - Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • Required - Minimum 10 years demonstrated experience managing large jigs & tools projects within Airbus.


    Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

    • Required - Demonstrated specialized knowledge in jigs & tools systems (i.e. pipe leakage test, Delta P, fuel leakage trolley, fuselage positioning system) with the desire and ability to share knowledge. Flexibility to quickly shift priorities based on the needs of the FAL. Capable of supporting/leading MFTs organized to solve complex technical issues. Data analysis and presentation skills - ability to technically explain tooling/equipment issues.
    • Preferred - Applicable expertise in other areas within Airbus to expand knowledge in the Mobile Site.

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

    • Capable of managing complex topics with many stakeholders. Strong communication and leadership skills to facilitate resolution of urgent jigs & tools topics.

    Technical Systems Proficiency:

    • SAP
    • Google Suite

    Travel Required:

    • <10% Domestic and International


    • Eligible for employment in US.

    Decision Making, Complexity:

    • Capable to independently make complex technical decisions related to assigned projects
    • Capable to lead recovery activities resulting from unplanned technical challenges.
    • Able to validate cost assessments and provide necessary justifications
    • Ability to work as a team player in a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment or take the lead as issues arise to help secure our commitments to our external customers.
    • Analytical thinker, highly detailed and task-oriented
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to participate as a member of an effective team.

    Organizational information:

    Direct Reports: None????

    Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

    • Responsible for the successful training and development of the entire PPE/IE team.
    • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and organizational skills

    Physical Requirements:

  • Required

    • Vision: able to see and read computer screen 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 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, 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.
    • 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: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools.
    • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on 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 production floor.
    • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice.
    • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces.

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 or genetics. 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, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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


Mobile, AL
36615 USA



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