Battery Shop Technician

Airbus Helicopter
November 1, 2022
Mobile, AL
Job Type


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 sixfold order book increase since 2000.

AIRBUS requires that all new employees and temporary workers of Airbus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airbus allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.

Position Summary: The Battery Shop Technician is responsible for the testing, maintaining, and repairing of Aircraft Lead Acid and Ni-Cad Batteries per OEM specifications and maintaining logs in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCAA) requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

Battery Charging: 75%

* Servicing, inspections, and repairs of Aircraft Batteries in accordance with the OEM, and customer requirements. (Ni-cd Batteries, Sealed Lead Acid Batteries, and Emergency Battery Packs).
* Solve practical tasks and deal with a variety of changing situations.
* Maintain accurate records of work performed.
* Perform Quality Control inspections.
* Effectively communicate with management, peers, and external parties.
* Maintain accurate stock levels of materials needed in the battery charging process.
* Coordinate movement of batteries as needed for charging and after charging.
* Perform additional tasks & responsibilities as required.
* Comply with all Federal Aviation regulations, company operations manual, operations. specifications, standard operating procedures, and company policies & procedures.

Area and Process Improvement: 15%

* Maintain general housekeeping and cleanliness standards.
* Apply 5S to work area to improve organization and workflow.
* Work as part of multidisciplinary teams to correct or improve procedures.
* Identify, develop, and implement process improvements.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned: 10%


* High School diploma or equivalent.
* Trade schools.


* Minimum of 5 to 10 years' experience in mechanical maintenance and troubleshooting.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

* Basic computer skills
* Ability and willingness to learn basic electronics and battery operations
* Be able to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and written work
* Effective interfacing with Engineers and Quality
* Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
* Must be highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail
* Mechanical aptitude
* Ability to work with complex equipment
* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to select and evaluate priorities
* Problem-solving and decision-making skills
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* Able to work within deadlines and utilize resources to meet those deadlines
* Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

* Effective verbal and written communication

Technical Systems Proficiency:

* Intermediate computer skills including use of word, excel, basic email applications

Travel Required:

* None.


* Eligible for employment in the US.


* None.

Direct Reports:

* None.

Non-exempt: Yes

Physical Requirements:

* Vision:Adequate to enter and read material on computer screens or controls on machines, lathes, etc. Able to identify individuals to initiate greetings, giving of directions, and other business interactions
* Hearing:Able to hear sufficiently to engage in conversation Able to hear safety alerts and warning signals.
* Speaking:Able to engage in conversations in person and via electronic means and deliver information to groups of varying sizes with or without amplification.
* EquipmentOperation: Able to operate a personal computer, telephone, copier, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors.
* Carrying:Able to occasionally carry up to 20lbs/9kg while engaging in training, addressing production issues, or as part of continuous improvement
* Lifting:Able to occasionally lift up to 50lbs/23kg.
* Pushing/Pulling:Able to push/pull items in office areas and on the shop
* Sitting:Able to sit for extended periods of time at the computer and in
* Squatting/Kneeling:Able to occasionally squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items shelved on bottom
* Standing:Able to stand for extended periods of time while
* Travel/Mobility:Able to travel overseas and domestically sometimes for extended periods of time and on short
* Walking:Able to walk through office and production areas, around flight line and airstrips, and sometimes on uneven indoor or outdoor surfaces other business interactions

Equal Opportunity: Airbus is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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

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. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

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