The Working Party Team Leader is in charge of performing a working party (technical changes and or repair) on a delivered aircraft through managing a team of people sent by AIB to a customer site.
He is responsible to establish Working Party file and issue certificate of release for the work package performed, in accordance EASA Part 145 rules and Airbus procedures.
He can act as Repair Manager in case of major repair, from assessment to release, and will remain accountable for the repair embodiment process.
As such, he manages operationally and functionally all occupations / job on-site (spares rep, engineering rep, preparators, sub-contractors and workers / Inspectors).
To lead a team up to 30 people from working party core team or from manufacturing units.
Working Parties can reach a value of approx. 4 M Euros, involving up to 3000 MH.
MAJOR PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED IN THE POSITION
To manage a team of different nationalities / cultures on site, far from Airbus structure.
To monitor on site activities of people from different skills and origins (Engineering, Spare representatives, Manufacturing)
Availability / flexibility to travel short / long term.
To keep WP expenses within estimated / agreed budget.
To complete the WP according to contractual agreed schedule.
To comply with EASA Part 145 airworthiness regulation.
To comply with specific / last minute customer request, to negotiate additional and differed items with customers.
To perform necessary training and qualification process to cope with new aircraft types and Airworthiness authorities new regulations.
Ensure airworthiness of the aircraft for the work performed through the WP, sign the Certificate of Release to service and deliver back the aircraft to customer
Negotiate with Manufacturing and third parties (vendors, repair stations ...) availability of competent staff (Mechanics, electricians..)
Participate in the Working Party Preparation with the preparation group (Work scope, Work planning, Resources, Doc / material / logistic
Allocate tasks to staff according to the competence required.
Manage the working party on site :
Ensure the working party installation (check of the facilities to comply to our processes)
Safety risk assessment (before whilst & after any maintenance activities dynamic assessment)
Core team, workers from manufacturing units, subcontractors teams
Representatives from Engineering, Spares
Ensure the day to day management of the W / P and Coordinate with customer on site and review W / P progress
Ensure optimal monitoring of multi skills teams , on the human aspects as on the technical ones
Ensure Ethic & Compliance aspect in all circumstances (team & customer management, customs handling, diverse ordering )
Ensure completion of work within agreed down time and agreed budget.
Establish Working Party file and issue certificate of release for the work package performed, in accordance with EASA / FAR Part 145 rules and Airbus procedures.
Ensure accurate and concise reporting.
Perform working parties stand by when available in Toulouse
On request manage major repair, all along the process from Assessment to Certificate of release with the objective to minimize global lead time
Monitor additional parts / components / tools / consumables and ensure availability.
Perform incoming inspection of parts / tools and of the aircraft.
Negotiate and document additional work required by the customer.
Participate in audits from the airworthiness authorities.
MAJOR END RESULTS
Ensure working party completion within budget and schedule as well as to the required level of safety and quality.
Guaranty compliance with EASA Part 145 regulation.
Contribute to working party improvement for procedures, forms, quality, lead time, tooling, and by the way the customer satisfaction.
Educational Qualifications :
EASA Part 145 Certifying Staff C and B1 or B2
General technical education (Technical bachelor, BTS )
Basic aeronautical training.
Technical knowledge :
Type training or equivalent experience on AIB aircraft families.
Maintenance experience for Cat C, B1 and / or B2.
English read, written, spoken.
Professional skills :
Proven ability / experience in management of working parties including preparation and planning.
Interested and experienced in working with extensive and highly integrated Electronic Data Processing systems.
Behavioural skills :
To be able to take initiative and decisions
To be flexible and autonomous
To be a good leader
Good ability to coordinate people
Good communication skills
To be self-confident and motivated. Perseverance is also requested in this job.
To be able to establish, maintain good relationships with customer and negotiate on the working party aspects.
To have the ability to work in a stressful environment.
To consistently find ways to meet deadlines and commitments even if changes or other events present unforeseen obstacles.
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.