Product Assurance Manager (m/f)

Publish Date
12 Jan 2018
Airbus Defence and Space
Friedrichshafen GER
Reference Code
10379748 JZ DE EXT 1
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Mid-career (5+ to 10 years of experience)

Product Assurance Manager (m/f)

Airbus Defence & Space Friedrichshafen (ex Astrium ST)

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a Product Assurance Manager (m/f) has arisen within Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen. The successful applicant will join “Orbital & Mechanical Products QA”.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks will include:

  • Planning and carrying out product assurance (PA) activities taking into account advanced product quality planning (APQP)

methods in an international project environment within European payload centres

  • Being in charge of process assurance with the implementation and enforcement of CMMI, quality gates and audits
  • Defining and implementing safety and quality concepts for complex payloads in the context of offers and on-going projects
  • Planning and carrying out internal and external audits
  • Preparing QA relevant documentation, such as: process, material and part lists; FMEA; certificate (COC, COA); and PA plan
  • Working on quality-relevant documentation in SAP (Q reports)
  • Moderating non-conformance review boards (NRB´s), with both subcontractors, as well as customers
  • Monitoring subcontractors and representing the customer interest in all quality-relevant fields
  • Carrying out hardware inspections for mechanical, optical, electrical and electronic fields, as well as incoming and outgoing

good inspections

  • Being the process owner for the approval of all products deviating from the standard (RFA, PAD, RFD, RFW)

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and qualifications:

  • University degree in Aerospace Engineering or a similar qualification
  • Experience in Quality (ISO 9100) or in development within the aerospace sector
  • Several years of experience in international teams
  • Ideally, experience in Human Space Flight Safety (SSP 51700, KHB1700 and NSTS 13830)
  • High level of social skills for the implementation of quality requirements in the project and for continuous improvement
  • Motivated, flexible and trustworthy
  • Independent, systematic and goal-oriented working methods
  • Good team player with good communication and presentation skills
  • Negotiation level of English and a good level of German


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