Airbus hiring 600 new employees for Mobile manufacturing facility
On Wednesday, Airbus posted its first manufacturing job openings for production of the A220 in Mobile.
In total, the company expects to hire approximately 600 new employees over the next 18 months.
The positions posted are the first wave of production jobs and include aircraft structure/installation mechanics, installers for aircraft cabin furnishings and aircraft electricians.
In a social media post, Airbus outlined, “Successful candidates for all positions will participate in several weeks of training at AIDT and some candidates will receive on-the-job training in our Mirabel, Canada facility before returning to Mobile. Production on the first aircraft begins in Q3 2019.”
In addition to the positions for the new A220 production facility, Airbus is also hiring for similar production positions in its current A320 production facility in Mobile.
Job listings with full descriptions can be found here.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) commented, “Southwest Alabama continues to thrive economically, led by strong investment from companies such as [Airbus] in our state. Alabama: 200 years strong, and getting stronger.”
State Senator Chris Elliot (R-Daphne) also celebrated the announcement, calling it “[m]ore great economic news for Coastal Alabama.”
— Mobile Area Chamber (@MobileChamber) January 9, 2019
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn