As orders from American carriers flood in the A220, the aircraft formally known as the Bombardier Cseries, the European plane-maker Airbus is opening up a new US based production facility.
The new line will be located at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama, right next door to the firms existing A320 Family production lines and will build aircraft for US-based customers. The new A220 aircraft assembly line is planned to start in 2019 and will further strengthen the aerospace industry in the region. It is also part of Airbus’ strategy to enhance its global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the United States and elsewhere.
In conjunction with its hiring partner AIDT, Airbus is now seeking its first candidates to fill a range of manufacturing positions for the newest assembly line. The positions are the first wave of production jobs including aircraft structure/installation mechanics, installers for aircraft cabin furnishings and aircraft electricians.
Successful candidates for all positions will participate in several weeks of training at AIDT in a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. Some candidates will also have the opportunity for on-the-job training with the company’s manufacturing team in Mirabel, Canada before returning to Mobile. Production on the first aircraft begins in the third quarter of 2019.
Aircraft structure/installation mechanics are responsible for the structural installation of parts and major components in the aircraft. Installers for aircraft cabin furnishings are responsible for installing various cabin amenities into the aircraft including cabin equipment, floor covering, cockpits, cargo and doors. Aircraft electricians are responsible for the electrical installations, connections, bonding, measuring and troubleshooting within the aircraft. For the first wave of hiring, the company prefers candidates to have at least two years of experience in aerospace/aviation production.
In addition to the positions for the new A220 production facility, Airbus is also hiring for similar production positions in its current A320 production facility. In total, the company expects to hire approximately 600 new employees over the next 18 months.
For a full job description of all the positions and to apply, go to airbususmanufacturing.applicantpro.com/jobs.