Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Production Planner in Columbus, Mississippi

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  • 06-Mar-2018 to 05-May-2018 (EST)

  • 60190 LUH Work Prep & Config

  • Columbus, MS, USA

  • Full Time

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, Airbus generated revenues of 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

Airbus is a shareholder of the missile systems provider MBDA, a major partner in the Eurofighter consortium and owns a 50% stake in ATR, the turboprop aircraft maker, and Airbus Safran Launchers, the Ariane launcher manufacturer.

Airbus is a leading global manufacturer of Commercial Aircraft comprising highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to over 600 seats. In Defense and Space, Airbus is a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft as well as space systems, equipment and services. In Helicopters, Airbus is the world's No. 1 civil and parapublic helicopter manufacturer offering the world's widest range of civil and military helicopters.

Position Summary: Perform activities associated with the scheduling and analysis of the LUH Production Line and all back shops required for the completion of Production activities in accordance with contractual customer requests. Perform activities associated with the planning and reporting of resources (material, capacity, schedule, back shop and off load) required for the completion of Production activities in accordance with the Routines, Standard Network and high level Forecast; participate to the change board for serial production affectivity of each Change request; Net plan scheduling; Forecast schedules.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Schedules and coordinates flow of work within or between departments and monitors on-time delivery from station to station.


  • Analysis:33%

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Interface mainly with Production Control, Work Preparation, AHD Production Planning, Configuration Management, Production Supervisors, Program Management and global chain organization including buyers, and all internal vendors (back shops) performing Make items for Production.

  • Communicate (in a timely manner) issues that will adversely impact operational goals.

  • Research and resolve part master issues related to the BOM. This individual will work directly researching and resolving issues related to the charging of time on Work Orders for each station in Production, Retrofit or Completions.

  • Development of reports for the analysis of the efficiency of the production line. These reports shall contain a detailed listing of hours, discrepancy hours, Quality Note hours, and aircraft modification hours. This person shall also create detailed station reports listing all time charged to the subject aircraft. This person shall report large deviations to the appropriate Supervisor/Manager.

  • Assist work centers and Supervisors on special projects (LEAN).

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

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Associate's/Bachelor's degree preferred in Industrial or Electrical Engineering, but related experience and technical computer skills are acceptable.


  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a heavy aircraft customization or production environment is desired. Experience operating within an integrated manufacturing system is desirable, such as SAP. MS Office skills especially MS Excel and MS Access are required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are desired. Related college level studies may be substituted for experience.


  • None

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • 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 25 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.

Requires use of computer. Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Ability to use mainframe and PC computers, and associated hardware and software (MS Office especially Excel and Word), SAP (Module MM, PP, Outlook). A strong knowledge of technical terms. Knowledge of Industrial engineering is a plus.

Travel Required:

  • 10% Domestic and International


  • United States

Decision Making, Complexity:

Make applicable decisions as required as listed in above description.

Organizational information:

This position will report directly to the Supervisor of Planning & Control.

Direct Reports: Exempt:NONE

Non-exempt: NONE

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

This position is the introductory position within the Planning & Control department. Production Planners must ensure accurate and accomplishable metrics and report information to management in a timely manner.

Nature of Contacts:

Moderate Communication on a regular basis with internal parties only

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite:[100%]

  • Vision:able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings. [Daily]

  • Hearing:able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms. [Daily]

  • Speaking:able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications. [Daily]

  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors):able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment. [Daily]

  • Carrying:able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. [Intermittent]

  • Lifting:able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs. [N/A]

  • Pushing / Pulling:able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. [N/A]

  • Sitting:able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer. [Daily]

  • Squatting / Kneeling:able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving. [N/A]

  • Standing:able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor. [N/A]

  • Travel:able to travel independently and at short notice. [1 or 2 times yearly]

  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents):able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces. [Daily]

    As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

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.