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Airbus Posts First Job Opening for U.S. Assembly Line

Seeking Director of Human Resources to lead all HR activities at new Mobile manufacturing facility

9 November 2012

Airbus Americas today posted the first job opening for its Mobile, Alabama-based manufacturing facility. This is the next milestone step in establishing the A320 Family assembly line in the U.S. 

In conjunction with AIDT, the company’s Alabama-based recruiting partner, Airbus is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Director of Human Resources. The successful candidate will be named in the first quarter of 2013. During the project phase of the assembly line he or she will be the principal focal point for all HR-project related activities. Once the assembly line is operational, the Director-HR will be fully responsible for the day-to-day HR operations at the facility.

“From the day we announced our intent to build an assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, we’ve been inundated with requests for information about how to work there. I’m so pleased to say we’re beginning the process with this first job posting. It’s just one more significant step towards the reality of a U.S.-based Airbus manufacturing site,” said Allan McArtor, Chairman-Airbus Americas.
The full job description and directions for submitting resumés through AIDT can be found at www.airbus.com/work/experienced-candidates/opportunities-in-the-usa/manufacturing-in-mobile/ or www.aidt.edu/jobs. 

On July 2, 2012 Airbus announced it will establish a manufacturing facility in the United States to assemble and deliver A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. Located at the Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile, Alabama, it will be the company’s first U.S.-based production facility. The assembly line, which will create jobs and strengthen the aerospace industry, is part of its strategy to enhance Airbus’ global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the United States and elsewhere.

Construction of the assembly line will begin in summer 2013. Aircraft assembly is planned to start in 2015, with first deliveries from the Mobile facility beginning in 2016. Airbus anticipates the facility will produce between 40 and 50 aircraft per year by 2018.

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