Ground Handling Technician - Second Shift (Contract)
Company: Airbus Helicopter
Posted on: November 19, 2021
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.
AIRBUS requires that all employees, temporary workers, and
contractors of Airbus will be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021
or prior to employment.
Responsible for the safe off-loading of Major Components Assemblies
(MCA) from sea and road transport jigs onto Final Assembly Line
(FAL) transportation trolleys and the delivery of MCAs to the
Finial Assembly Line stations in accordance with the planning
schedule. Safe operations of Overhead Cranes with lifting capacties
ranging from 6.5 tons to 50 tons, all with multiple lifting
This assignment will work Second Shift - 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM
* Overhead crane operations in the Transhipment hangar, Final
Assembly Line, and Final Phase hangars to receive and deliver the
major aircraft components utilizing a variety of overhead crane
* Ensuring aircraft system readiness and proper configuration for
aircraft weighing, aircraft jacking, aircraft towing operations,
cargo loading, aircraft mooring, electrical power connections,
ventilation for air supply, and cabin access all in accordance with
the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM).
* Operating heavy aircraft tow tugs for the movement of aircraft
into and out of various hangars in support of pre-Finial
Operational Testing (FOT).
* Organizing and storing MCAs in hangar utilizing lean
* Coordinating logistical support for cannibalization,
reallocation, and out of sequence requests of materials, aircraft,
and the return of sea transport jigs.
* Operation of heavy equipment to load/ unload shipping containers
* Removal of external contaminants from aircraft major components
assemblies utilizing aerial man lifts and working platforms in
accordance with the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM).
* Fueling activities for ground support equipment (GSE).
* Other duties as assigned.
* Observe, respect, and promote safety around aircraft, and ground
* Perform and document all related daily preoperational inspections
on all support equipment.
* Perform daily inspection of tools and report any
* Perform daily MCA hangar FOD inspection and report/document
* Responsible to attend and successfully complete all required
training in a timely manner.
* Engage in radio communications both internal and external during
* Perform various other manufacturing support activities such as
* Perform continual improvement activities.
* Promote and support team unity and safety.
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements (Skills needed):
Minimum 3 years of experience working in an industrial or
construction environment utilizing cranes, forklifts, and other
heavy equipment. Commercial or military experience operating
aviation ground support equipment is preferred.
Education/Special Qualifications (schooling, certifications):
A High School diploma or an equivalent.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands (for ex. Lifting, working in
* Vision: able to see and utilize fine work tools, computer
screens; able to move through office and from point to point to
find specific co-workers and in-house experts. Must be able to
recognize the specific colors red. green, blue, yellow.
* Hearing: Able to hear in normal conversations and respond to
warnings and signals.
* Reading: Must be able to read, write and understand English
* Speaking: Able to participate in normal business
* Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax
machine, and related office equipment and using electronic
identification card to enter building floors and internal doors):
able to use work tools defined in job description with skill and
acceptable results; able to operate standard office equipment and
utilize electronic id to enter building
* Carrying: Able to carry up to 40 lbs. /18kg. when transporting
various aircraft parts tools.
* Lifting: Able to lift up to 40lbs/18kg. on occasion.
* Pushing / Pulling: Able to push/pull equipment, tools, production
carts and office chairs and pieces of equipment
* Sitting: Able to sit for extended periods of time in front of a
machine, on a tool bench or computer terminal while writing
bulletins or participating in meetings
* Squatting / Kneeling: Able to regularly squat/kneel to access
items or tools stored on low shelving
* Standing: Able to stand for long periods of time in meetings and
* Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to
retrieve documents): Able to walk through office and production
areas sometimes on uneven surfaces to obtain items for work,
retrieve/replace tools and to reach meetings, visitors and direct
others to meetings.
Performing: Able to complete tasks in an environment that is not
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
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.#06022021
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