Airbus Americas
  • 29-Nov-2017 to 19-Jan-2018 (EST)
  • 005010 - Engineering Mobile
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Contract

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.  In 2015, Airbus generated revenues of 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. 

Airbus is a shareholder of the missile systems provider MBDA, a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and owns a 50% stake in ATR, the turboprop aircraft maker, and Airbus Safran Launchers, the Ariane launcher manufacturer. 

Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of Commercial Aircraft comprising highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to over 600 seats.  In Defense and Space, Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services.  In Helicopters, Airbus is the world's No. 1 civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer offering the world's widest range of civil and military helicopters.

Position Summary: 

A Lavatory Modules Engineer working in the Modules Department to develop solutions to a variety of complex engineering problems, requiring judgment and ingenuity, within the perimeter A350 Fulfill Customer Order (FCO) Process. Governed by the requirements for "Define Customized Modules Design".

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical oversight of Lavatory Module vendor(s) to ensure delivery of integrated engineering solutions meeting technical, weight, program, and schedule and cost targets.
  • Create project specific deliverables including feasibility studies, integration plans, clash investigation and resolution, and creation of production documents.
  • Analyze Customer Change Requests Revise designs based on customer, manufacturing and/or design requirements.
  • Define Preliminary Module Design for technical coordination with other functions and determine technical re-percussions after receiving Means of Compliance proposal documentation.
  • Define Module Design for Head of Version and Select Know Solutions and Create Close to Know solutions as applicable. Develop Customized Module Initial Specification and Customized Design Models Validity.
  • Define/Validate Interfaces to the aircraft including development of customized modules installation requirements (including validation of both structural and system interfaces). Agree module interface points update Customized Technical Specifications as appropriate. This activity includes PDR with suppliers to verify supplier module requirements are validated against the contracted specification and ensure equipment is consistent with all requirements.
  • By means of Critical Design Review finalize Version Module Specification for the suppliers of Modules including acceptance as required of test plans. During the process represents the Company to customers and/ or suppliers on technical matters related to the assigned project or technical specialty.
  • Validate and release Customized Module Design, ensure clash free certifiable module integration into the aircraft by means of the DMU.
  • Create and/or monitor creation of module installation drawings checked within the 3D model environment.
  • Guide and perform qualification and verification and validation of customized modules including release of the Declaration of Design Performance (DDP).  Typically including review and acceptance of Qualification Test Reports in collaboration with relevant Engineering Specialists such as Stress, Flammability and Mass Properties.
  • As an on-going process of product improvement suggest modifications regarding the design and development of aircraft cabins and components.
  • Provide input to the design engineering elements of the integrated project plan to ensure it is technically robust.
  • Provide a clear communication link between the vendor(s) and the Airbus Engineering team.
  • Ensure that the design can be certified and all the necessary data for test and certification is produced.  Contribute to the Certification of Head of Version Aircraft.
  • Strong liaison with other Airbus departments internally, externally and internationally.
  • Develop and manage program enablers and ensure their timely and high quality delivery into Airbus. 

Additional Responsibilities:

Develop solutions to handle complex tasks for which existing methods and procedures may not apply.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

  • Minimum 7 years' experience within the aviation industry with at least 5 years' experience in Airbus aircraft cabin engineering
  • Must have demonstrable experience in the Airbus Fulfil Customer Order (FCO) process and be conversant of the Airbus Customization Engineering Process including " DE.PA.02.03 Define Customized Modules Design"
  • Must be familiar with the design of Lavatory Module components, and have an understanding of their associated certification and qualification requirements.
  • Must have the ability to be self-directed and work in diverse teams
  • Experience with Lavatory Modules viewed as an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are needed, with ability to plan and hold effective meetings. Experience working in international teams is an asset.
  • CAD design experience with Catia V5.
  • Must have strong competence in the use of the following Airbus Toolsets ICC, PASSV2, ZAMIZ, VPM, TreND, System View, & SAP.
  • Must have experience in vendor technical management of cabin suppliers including development of Airbus Engineering Work Orders & review of vendor qualification documents.
  • Must have strong capability in MS Office Products and have the ability to learn new tool sets as required.

Education / Special Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S) from a four year college or university in engineering

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. 

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 place on assignment to Airbus in America. 

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