Aircraft Technician A - Blades (Contract)

Airbus Helicopters, Inc Grand Prairie , TX 75052

Posted 3 weeks ago

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 six fold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary

Perform work on assigned parts in composite/rotor blades.

This assignment is expected to be approximately 5 months in duration.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform fabrication, repair and/or modification of aircraft rotor blades working from three-dimensional blueprints, sketches, diagrams and other similar documents or sources.

  • Weigh, measure and mix resins, coloring agents and catalyst in accordance with established formulas.

  • Layout and cut fabrics using cutting patterns or scale.

  • Apply compound on form manually and position fabric on compound.

  • Use squeeze tool to remove air pockets and lumps to shape and obtain a smooth surface.

  • Apply additional layers of compound and fabrics to build up required number of layers.

  • Sand contoured surfaces to finish molded accessories using handtools and select other abrasive tools according to operation and dimensions specified.

  • Visually and tactually inspect surfaces for flaws and smoothness.

  • Maintain close working relationship with assigned lead regarding schedules, priorities, availability of parts, supplies and tools.

  • Use various hand tools, power equipment, measuring devices, test equipment, and paint equipment and instructions as required.

  • Ensure compliance with company and customer specifications and FAA regulations as required.

  • Complete forms and records pertaining to completion of assigned work.

  • Maintain responsibility to keep scrap at minimum levels.

  • This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other tasks as assigned.

Education

  • HS diploma or equivalent. Some trade school desirable.
  • A & P or FCC license is desirable as applicable.

Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years related experience (fiberglass/composite/bonding/blades); some experience may be substituted for education normally acquired in the attainment of an A & P or FCC license.

Essential Functions Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form in English. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to travel away from facility to carry out functions of position. Requires use of computer.

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.

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 place on assignment to Airbus in America.


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