Airbus Americas
  • 09-Nov-2022 to 15-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • AA10405010 - Mobile Engineering
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Market Competitive
  • Salary
  • 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 2022 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: The Principal Engineer - Seats Development will apply considerable knowledge of principles, theories, concepts, industry practices and standards to deliver high quality design engineering solutions while assuring procedural compliance within assigned engineering project teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to deliver fully qualified seat designs that meets the technical, weight, schedule, quality and cost targets of the Program
  • Manage the General Requirements for Equipment & System Suppliers (GRESS) deliverables for the program, including determining the applicable GRESS items for seats, maintaining the action item log, aggressively pursuing action holders to close actions, and providing complete transparency to stakeholders.
  • Prepare and lead Initial Technical Coordination Meetings (ITCM), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR) and major milestone meetings as well as weekly engineering meetings.
  • Analyze Change Requests designs based on customer, manufacturing and/or design requirements.
  • Guide and perform qualification and verification and validation of seats including release of the Declaration of Design Performance (DDP). Ensure that the design is fully certified and all the necessary data for validation, test and certification delivered is in accordance with Program milestones.
  • Initiate, monitor and manage Supplier Improvements and Transformation Projects to drive performance and to ensure supplier's compliance to Airbus requirements and processes.
  • Develop supplier performance KPIs, identify risk and opportunities and prepare Supplier Performance Ratings for Corporate Reviews
  • Create solutions to identify supplier organization and process improvements.
  • Support Procurement in developing or updating new contracts, and the Extended Enterprise team in supplier technical assessment and DOA criticality
  • Provide a clear communication link between the vendor(s) and the Airbus team.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

  • Minimum 10 years' experience within the aviation industry with at least 5 years' experience in aircraft cabin engineering and/or seat development process, and knowledge of associated seat design, certification and qualification requirements
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, with ability to plan, direct and document meetings between Airbus, suppliers and customers
  • Must have the ability to be motivated and work in diverse teams
  • Demonstrated capability in Project and Stakeholder Management
  • Familiar with Quality process improvement processes and toolkits (Practical Problem Solving, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA, etc)
  • Familiar with Google Suite Products (Docs/Slides/Sheets/etc.)

Education / Special Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S) from a four year college or university in engineering or similar related subject area is normally required or equivalent education and experience.

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 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 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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