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Aerospace employment in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Aerospace employment in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

A growing market that generates recruitment needs

The aerospace industry is experiencing sustained growth driven by a steady increase in air traffic volume and by airlines needs to fly with more efficient aircrafts and to increase their capacity. To meet this growing demand, aircraft makers need to increase their production rates and change their organizations. They require performance improvments and new services to their industrial partners which generate a need of competences all along the supply-chain.

A changing supply-chain that generates new skills needs

To support their customers and answer this challenges, aerospace players have to invest, to offer new services and to develop new solutions. In parallel, they must develop the skills of their teams and integrate new collaborators.

In Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Aerospace companies show an important recruitment needs to fulfil an estimated growth of their workforce of 8% per year over the 2012-2015 period. These recruitments intend to:

  • Strengthen teams to face an increasing production activity and a growth in RDT activities,
  • Integrate new skills in the organizations to meet new customer needs.

Among the most sought profiles by Auvergne Rhône-Alpes companies, we identify: welders, workshop technicians – adjusters on numerical control machines, EMC technicians, aeronautical engineers,…

Aerospace employment in Rhône-Alpes

Indeed, more than 350 companies work for the aeronautics industry in Auvergne Rhone-Alpes. They offer 30,000 jobs and realise an annual turnover of € 3.3 billion.
These companies are specialised in different fields of activity:

  • Materials design and production (Composites, plastics, metal alloys),.
  • Embedded systems and equipements design, production and maintenance
  • MRO
  • Components and subassemblies design and production
  • Industrials goods and services development and production

For that they incorporate many skills into their organisation:

Operators and mechanics

  • Boilermaker
  • Electronics technician
  • Mechanic
  • Assembler-cabler
  • Production clean room operator
  • Painter
  • Regulators rectifiers
  • Welder
  • Stratifieur / Drapeur


  • Draughtsman-Designer
  • Preparer methods
  • Adjusters, workshop technicians
  • Technician quality control
  • Integration engineer
  • Electronic wiring technician
  • Testing technician
  • Electronics technician
  • Maintenance technician
  • Logistics technician
  • Technician scheduling / production management technician
  • Customer support technician


  • Buyer
  • Continuous Improvement Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Software development engineer
  • Electronics engineerQuality engineer
  • Research and development engineer

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