Airbus Americas
  • 26-Sep-2019 to 25-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • AA10506010 - USPM AAEB/AAEBC
  • Newport Beach, CA, USA
  • Contract

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 Defence 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: 

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering leader for cabin & cargo Suppliers Program Management is responsible for the industrialization of the cabin & cargo supply chain for suppliers US area and cross-program. It is a key element of the new cabin program organization and strengthens the end to end (E2E) industrial management of cabin suppliers. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Industrialization Management of external cabin work packages: 60%

  • Interface across a number of suppliers & manage respective work packages ranging from new product introduction (NPI) originating from new development of customization, transfers of work of cabin work packages (buy-buy & buy-make), in service issues, as well as final assembly line liaison for integration in aircraft, realization for rate ramp-up, recovery mission & onsite plateaus plus part modification (e.g. catalogue enrichment)
  • Work closely with the supplier and hold regular industrial review meetings (IRMs) to monitor & drive the progress and maturity of the manufacturing readiness level (MRL)
  • Evaluate the technical offers, general competencies, and manufacturing capability of suppliers & make the respective recommendations
  • Coordinate manufacturing engineering work-flow from G5 till the industrial hand over to the supply chain quality organization (transfer to series) by securing on time key business deliverables maturity
  • Oversee major customization modifications and in-service events with a change of the industrial set-up
  • Act as industrial lead to engage activities on any First Part Qualification or First Article Inspection reports
  • The working style is hands-on and in a "go, look and see / Gemba" type mentality rather than only documentation oriented

Trouble shooting of issues disrupting production: 30%

  • Coordinate all industrial aspects linked to the work packages mentioned above and resolve any technical quality issues originated in the supply chain by working with the affected supplier and associated internal actors
  • Look for improvements and opportunities in manufacturing process to solve and prevent issues and mitigate risks to production system
  • Liaise with key customers and stakeholders to satisfy Airbus requirements and expectations

Methods, Tools, Processes: 20%

  • Understand and apply company procedures and manuals and make use of and contribute to lessons learnt within the cabin organization
  • Closely follows-up the design and manufacturing phase of the jigs and tools & manufacturing system together with the supplier and tooling sub-tier(s) and performs the acceptance process
  • Challenges technically the proposed industrial solutions brought forth by suppliers  in order to support cabin procurement
  • Collect tool registers annually from each supplier with updated tool information and store it in corresponding Airbus IT tool
  • Identify and mitigate associated risks in order to secure the stability of the supplier industrial system at all times at the best cost for Airbus


Additional Responsibilities:  

Other duties as assigned:

The industrial Integrator constantly seeks to bring innovation and cost saving ideas into the work packages in his/her scope (design to cost, DtC).

Some specific activities:

  • Overall cabin industrial leader and cabin program focal point within Program Management department
  • Cross programme Industrial Coordinator for:
    • New development
    • Customization
    • Catalogue Enrichment
    • Transfer of Work
    • In-service event
  • Ensuring concurrent engineering & manufacturability of design
  • Ensuring industrial system & manufacturing process robustness
  • Ensuring production ramp up in a E2E manner (incl. upstream)
  • Support creation of a standard industrial management process towards cabin supplier
  • Technical support and coordination to / of RC convergence initiatives, technical abnormalities and concession eradication projects
  • Influence both Airbus & supplier functions with proposals for industrial sustainability & process maturity. 

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Required: University Engineering degree
  • Preferred: Aeronautics or Industrial post graduate education


  • Required: 5 years in industrial environment working in cross functional team and with suppliers and/or customers.
  • Preferred: 7+ years taking into account above experience and team and project coordination.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Required: Set up and improvement of industrial systems in aerospace; definition and improvement of end to end manufacturing process; trouble shooting in composite technologies.
  • Preferred: be a team oriented member; ability to drive, coordinate and motivate transversal teams, both internal and external.

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

  • Required: Fluent communication and influencing skills in English language.

Travel Required:

  • 50 % Domestic and International

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 in America. 

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 other 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 other 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 Americas
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