Industrial Cabin Onsite Representative, Supplier Quality Engineer


Website Alliance Solutions

Engineering, Aircraft Interiors

Position Summary: 

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering leader for cabin & cargo Suppliers Program Management is responsible for the industrialization of the cabin & cargo supply chain for suppliers US area and cross-program. It is a key element of the new cabin program organization and strengthens the end to end (E2E) industrial management of cabin suppliers.

Primary Responsibilities:

Industrialization Management of external cabin work packages: 60%

Interface across a number of suppliers & manage respective work packages ranging from new product introduction (NPI) originating from new development of customization, transfers of work of cabin work packages (buy-buy & buy-make), in-service issues, as well as final assembly line liaison for integration in aircraft, realization for rate ramp-up, recovery mission & onsite plateaus plus part modification (e.g. catalogue enrichment)
Work closely with the supplier and hold regular industrial review meetings (IRMs) to monitor & drive the progress and maturity of the manufacturing readiness level (MRL)
Evaluate the technical offers, general competencies, and manufacturing capability of suppliers & make the respective recommendations
Coordinate manufacturing engineering work-flow from G5 till the industrial hand over to the supply chain quality organization (transfer to series) by securing on-time key business deliverables maturity
Oversee major customization modifications and in-service events with a change of the industrial set-up
Act as industrial lead to engage activities on any First Part Qualification or First Article Inspection reports
The working style is hands-on and in a “go, look and see / Gemba” type mentality rather than only documentation oriented

Troubleshooting of issues disrupting production: 30%

Coordinate all industrial aspects linked to the work packages mentioned above and resolve any technical quality issues originated in the supply chain by working with the affected supplier and associated internal actors
Look for improvements and opportunities in the manufacturing process to solve and prevent issues and mitigate risks to the production system
Liaise with key customers and stakeholders to satisfy Airbus requirements and expectations

Methods, Tools, Processes: 20%

Understand and apply company procedures and manuals and make use of and contribute to lessons learned within the cabin organization
Closely follows-up the design and manufacturing phase of the jigs and tools & manufacturing system together with the supplier and tooling sub-tier(s) and performs the acceptance process
Challenges technically the proposed industrial solutions brought forth by suppliers  in order to support cabin procurement
Collect tool registers annually from each supplier with updated tool information and store it in corresponding Airbus IT tool
Identify and mitigate associated risks in order to secure the stability of the supplier industrial system at all times at the best cost for Airbus

Additional Responsibilities:  

Other duties as assigned:

The industrial Integrator constantly seeks to bring innovation and cost-saving ideas into the work packages in his/her scope (design to cost, DtC).

Some specific activities:

Overall cabin industrial leader and cabin program focal point within the Program Management department
Cross program Industrial Coordinator for:
New development
Catalog Enrichment
Transfer of Work
In-service event
Ensuring concurrent engineering & manufacturability of the design
Ensuring industrial system & manufacturing process robustness
Ensuring production ramp-up in a E2E manner (incl. upstream)
Support creation of a standard industrial management process towards cabin supplier
Technical support and coordination to/of RC convergence initiatives, technical abnormalities, and concession eradication projects
Influence both Airbus & supplier functions with proposals for industrial sustainability & process maturity.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education:Required: University Engineering degree
Preferred: Aeronautics or Industrial post-graduate education


Required: 5 years in an industrial environment working in a cross-functional team and with suppliers and/or customers.
Preferred: 7+ years taking into account the above experience and team and project coordination.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

Required: Set up and improvement of industrial systems in aerospace; definition and improvement of end to end manufacturing process; troubleshooting in composite technologies.
Preferred: be a team-oriented member; ability to drive, coordinate and motivate transversal teams, both internal and external.

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

Required: Fluent communication and influencing skills in the English language.

Travel Required: 50 % Domestic and International

Must be authorized to work in the United States via U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder.

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