Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 05-Oct-2021 to 01-Dec-2021 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • market competitive salary
  • 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 2021 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.

AIRBUS requires that all employees, temporary workers, and contractors of Airbus will be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021 or prior to employment.


Position Summary: Manages the overall aircraft schedule from station 42 to customer Ferry flight on the A320 assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Ala. by keeping track of operational progress and anticipating recovery scenarios. Scope covers flow line, flight line and delivery, paint shop, aircraft movements, out of sequence working parties, major components movements, cross program site station occupation plan, testing on production aircraft to support development activities..

The Planner I must understand, participate and provide advice in all short term planning related processes. Give advice to senior leadership for production planning related key decision making, key milestones achievement. Have a good understanding and controlling of AC positions, be able to de-conflict future planning/position needs. Able to create planning scenarios. Must be a basic APC Jaguar (Airbus planning tool) official area and scenario user.

Primary Responsibilities:

Planning routine/ inputs/output

    • Well understanding the mid & short term tactical planning [0-1 year] in accordance with the Aircraft delivery forecasts and in adherence with the baseline planning, able to maintain it always up to date.
    • Participate in production SQCDP meetings (flowline and flight line) daily, collect all planning related input, Keep the recording of all information to be able to use as information to generate a planning. Highlight to senior leadership for production planning related key decision-making.
    • Prepare or lead weekly Flowline STRM or Flight line STRM to be able to get input for FOT confirmation and delivery slot (include TOT) confirmation
    • Prepare or lead weekly MPS routine, able to provide planning reporting (such as lead-time , FOT, TOT, takt delaying). Able to highlight production planning decision-making points, takt change.

  • Publishes weekly the single planning reference (built in APC jaguar) for all shop floor activities and makes sure it is cascaded to all levels of the organization.

Reporting/Interface and data analyzing


  • Monitors and controls planning adherence. Maintains a set of KPIs that he/she reports to all related functions (local/EU). Recording the reasons which cause extra lead time, Analyses constantly to create midterm assumptions and feed long term planning

  • Analyze on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis the production indicators
  • Confirm Full Program (delivery slot) to the customer based on the industrial status.
  • Responsible for Hand Over confirmation, storage / de-storage order.
  • Interfaces with all A320 departments involved in the operations, primarily with senior management, inclusive from supervisor level to head of assembly line level to advise planning risks.
  • Interface with site planning and A220 planning to deconflict share resource needed,(such as Paint shop, flight ops, ground handling)
  • Liaises with EU A320 central planning team to:
  • Report actual AC physical status (such as WIP, storage, FRC, delivered)
  • Feed the long term planning with accurate and up to date industrial assumptions and golden rules which he/she validates with all stakeholders
  • Obtain planning adherence information from the pre-FAL,
  • Take into account industrial relevant information regarding Head of Version aircraft.

Daily planning deviation activities management

  • Providing planning input by attending regular meetings such as QSR management, Engineering change
  • Involving in WP coordination and providing planning input.
  • Coordinate with related stakeholders for unexpected planning (adding lead-time/adjust delivery slot) requests.
  • Issue notification to all the A320 related functions for Aircraft storage/FRC.
  • Well understand aircraft build process, constraints and rules from FAL/Plants (Assembly/sub-assembly concept, takt and non-takt, rate charts, lead times (customized & series vs Hov and rebuild), learning curves.
  • Creating planning scenarios due to unpredictable incidents and planning changes requests from Customer/Airline, Production, Supply-chain, Manufacturing-engineering, Configuration, or Transport to advise senior management production how to prioritize A/C base on industrial constraints (sequence, resource, position, man-power) and contractual dates.

AC position daily control

  • Good understanding of the functions for each AC position all over the final assembly line, coordinating the daily AC movement activities with site service prior FOT.
  • Coordinates with the A320 program at site level to find solutions for aircraft position needs.

Others

  • Ability to use flexible and adaptable working styles to build and develop effective cross-functional team work.
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, supply chain management, business administration, or closely related field, or may have an equivalent level of experience.

Experience:

  • The candidate must have at least 3 years of working experience in aviation or manufacturing related fields.
  • Planner experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Ability to work as a team player in a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment
  • Ability to learn quickly planning software(APC Jaguar)
  • Good decision making ability.
  • Ability to coordinate and adapt communication on all levels of the organization
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with a highly detailed and task-oriented focus
  • Ability to anticipate future issues and proactively propose recovery scenarios
  • Ability to carry out precise and detailed work to provide creative solutions for industrial and commercials issues
  • Have a good interpersonal skills, be able to negotiate and manage conflict of interest
  • Able to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on several projects/tasks simultaneously

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

  • Effective communication skills including the ability to writing reports and present data to senior management
  • Solid attitude favorable for teamwork

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in G-Suite and Microsoft applications.
  • Experience in Jaguar is highly desired

Travel Required:

  • 20% Domestic and International travel required

Eligibility:

  • Authorized to Work in the US

Clearance:


  • None

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • Create planning scenarios to advise H/O assembly line and H/O program how to prioritize A/C based on industrial constraints (sequence, resource, position, manpower) and contractual dates.
  • Decide A/C positions during all production phases based on production needs.
  • Decide the new target planning during governance meetings (FAL weekly, MTPM, STRM, MPS monthly) with senior management
  • Identify manpower shortage risks during line moves and advise H/O program (Mobile) on solutions.
  • Confirm Full Program (delivery slot) to the customer based on the industrial status.
  • Challenge requirements & constraints from different functions, propose alternative scenario at both high & detailed level, in order to achieve committed & robust industrial & planning baseline (especially in case of deviations, delays or modifications during development, industrialization & initial ramp-up phase)

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • Build the mid & short term tactical planning [0-1 year] in accordance with the Aircraft delivery forecasts and in adherence with the baseline planning.
  • Chair all short-term planning meetings. Challenge and lead key delivery stakeholders across Functions, Suppliers, Customers and associated Partners using the knowledge of the company organization, main processes, taking account of the aircraft production/Flight line phase lengths.
  • Responsible for Hand Over confirmation, storage / de-storage order, and risk analysis
  • Responsible for collecting and validating all delivery data is accurate and a reliable source for Airbus planning, information published to Customers and for performance measurements reporting to Mirabel/EU-based entities.
  • Analyze on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis the production indicators and determine any short / mid / long term trends in order to anticipate any future potential risks.
  • Monitor deviation into the plan due to: unpredictable incidents and planning changes requests from Customer/Airline, Production, Supply-chain, Manufacturing-engineering, Configuration, or Transport and ability to adapt the plan according to these inputs (OSW, working parties, ...), build recovery plans and launch crisis-modes
  • Ability to use flexible and adaptable working styles to build and develop effective cross-functional team work.

Nature of Contacts:

Involved communication on a regular basis with internal and external.

Physical Requirements:


  • Vision: adequate to enter and read material on computer screens. Able to observe manufacturing operations including equipment as well as individual tasks.
  • Hearing: able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation in office settings and on production floor and flight line. Able to hear safety alerts and warning signals.
  • Speaking: able to engage in conversations in person and via electronic means and deliver information to groups of varying size with or without amplification.
  • Equipment Operation Able to operate a wide range of personal and office electronic equipment as well as production-related tools and equipment including hydraulic lifts and power drills, etc.
  • Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 50lbs/22kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
  • Lifting: able to occasionally lift up to 50lbs/22kg.
  • Pushing/Pulling: able to push/pull items on production and in office areas.
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time at computer, in meetings and observing production processes.
  • Squatting/Kneeling: able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom shelves.
  • Standing able to stand for extended periods of time, often on concrete floors observing production operations or delivering information.
  • Standing: able to stand for extended periods of time delivering information or observing production.
  • Travel: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time.
  • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor surfaces.

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. a

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