First job openings for manufacturing activities include Aircraft Mechanics, Cabin Installers, Aircraft Electricians
Airbus, in conjunction with its hiring partner AIDT, is seeking its first candidates to fill manufacturing positions for its assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The positions are the first wave of hourly manufacturing jobs announced for the company’s U.S. aircraft assembly line. The open positions include Aircraft Structure/Installation Mechanics, Installers for Aircraft Cabin Furnishings and Aircraft Electricians.
Successful candidates for all positions will participate in pre-employment training with AIDT for two weeks. If successful in this training, the candidates then have the opportunity to join Airbus and begin on-the-job training with the company’s manufacturing teams in Hamburg, Germany; Toulouse, France; and possibly Tianjin, China before returning to Mobile.
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. Starting pay rates for all of the positions range from $13.00 to $22.00 an hour (plus benefits) based on skills, experience and education.
For a full job description of all the positions and to apply, go to www.aidt.edu/airbus.
On July 2, 2012, Airbus announced it is building an assembly line for its A320 Family of aircraft in Mobile. The groundbreaking for the assembly line was on April 8, 2013, and major construction has begun. Hiring for manufacturing jobs will continue throughout 2014.