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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Company: Airbus Final Assembly Line
Location: Mobile
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAirbus 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 six-fold order book increase since 2000.AIRBUS requires that all new employees and temporary workers of Airbus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airbus allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.Position Summary: AOS Change Agent is in charge of the AOS standards deployment. Being a part of local teams in the FALs, AOS Change Agent ensures AOS knowledge transfer on station's or line level through on-the-job training. The AOS Agent will be responsible for Tools and standards implementation, AOS* Maturity growth in workstation(s) or line(s), AOS knowledge transfer to: operators**, First Line Managers** (FLM), Manufacturing, Managers (MM), Multi-Functional Team (MFT) through on-the-job training, etc. They will also serve as the AOS standards local focal point and liaise with AOS Leader, Operational FLM, technician and operators from their respective area. * When AOS is mentioned it includes all associated official digital solutions (MES, Smart SQCDP, etc.)Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deployment AOS:     70 %
  • Implement and improve boards & routines with operational teams
  • Train / coach BC+ L1+L2 on AOS + MES (I do, We do, You do) by running awareness sessions with teams (on-the-job training)
  • Launch & participate in management go-look-see providing structured feedback
  • (Management Control Routine) L1/L2
  • Co-facilitate kaizen AOS workshops
  • Co-facilitate building AOS / MES roadmap / Tactical Implementation Plan (TIP) with operational teams
  • Exchange good practices with other AOS Agents
  • Support of Industrial Assessment and Improvement:     15 %
    • Participate in the industrial assessments.
    • Measure and report maturity (KPIs, activities, self-assessment)
    • Follow up the action plans for improvement. Additional Responsibilities: Other duties as assigned:    15  %
      • Lead industrial task forces/Project on need basis at station level: diagnosis, solution definition and implementation, results achievement
      • Develop, moderate and chair workshops within the FAL to resolve business and cultural issues respectively.
      • Using validated samples to identify, communicate and promote the use of Lean tools and techniques for effective problem-solving at all levels.
      • Other Duties as assigned as per the needs of the areaQualified Experience / Skills / Training: Education:
        • Requires a Bachelor's degree in aerospace, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, or similar discipline. May substitute for an equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience:
          • 2+ years of manufacturing or logistics experience preferredKnowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:
            • Knowledge of AOS standards, global system view and Operational Excellence principles
            • Awareness of Lean / six sigma principles, methods and tools
            • Ability to tutor AOS bricks & MES usage to FLM, technicians and operators with associated routines Airbus Operating System
            • Understanding of change management basics and ability to adapt ways of tutoring accordingly
            • Ability to identify deviations from standards and propose simple recommendations through self-assessmentCommunication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):
              • Ability to provide structure feedback to leaders on routine management and performance dialogueTechnical Systems Proficiency:
                • Microsoft office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) and Google suite
                • Knowledge of SAPTravel Required:
                  •    10% Domestic and InternationalNature of Contacts:Involved communication on a frequent basis with internal customers.Physical Requirements:
                    • Vision: adequate to enter and read material on computer screens. Able to identify individuals to initiate greetings, the giving of directions and other business interactions
                    • Hearing: able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation in office settings 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.
                    • Carrying: able to occasionally carry up to 30lbs/14kg which engaging in training, addressing production issues or as part of continuous improvement projects.
                    • Lifting: able to occasionally lift up to 30lbs/14kg.
                    • Pushing/Pulling: able to push/pull items in office areas.
                    • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time at computer and in meetings.
                    • 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.
                    • Travel: able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time. Working outside hangers in changing locations.
                    • Walking: able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips and sometimes on uneven indoor and/or outdoor 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.Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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