Cirrus Aircraft Experimental Assembly Technician in Duluth, Minnesota
Cirrus Aircraft’s Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet™, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS® as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at www.cirrusaircraft.com.
Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot’s license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.
The Cirrus Experimental team is tasked with the development of new components and technologies intended for evaluation on next generation aircraft. The primary responsibility of the Experimental Assembly Technician will be to assemble and install parts and systems as well as fabricate components using varied processes and methods. This role requires constant learning of new methods and the application of new industry technologies. The individual must be self-motivated, have a high degree of integrity, strong verbal skills, and be comfortable working with a highly diverse cross functional team.
Possess a broad skillset used to assemble precision aircraft parts
Able to assemble to print and verify accuracy using precision measuring instruments
Work from mental concepts, verbal instructions, hand-sketches, or blueprints
Possess strong creative mind and extreme attention to detail
Envision the full process of the build – layout through installation
Safely use hand and power tools - drill press, sanders, grinders
Use a variety of manual and pneumatic riveting equipment: squeezes, guns, and bucking bars
Collaborate with a wide audience to develop technologies and designs
Possess a solid understanding of general airplane architecture including airframe, powerplant, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
Hold a general understanding of metal fabrication and composites
This position may be tasked with leading a small diverse group of technicians
Education and/or Experience
3-5 years of combined schooling and industry experience. Aerospace, manufacturing, industrial or Machine Technology degrees preferred.
Certificates or Licensures:
No licenses are required for this position. Other industry certificates considered a plus including Airframe & Powerplant certificate or ASE Automotive
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is a must. Knowledge of CAD software (PTC Creo) is preferred.
This opportunity is located in Duluth, Minnesota. As the home to our corporate headquarters, Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted “Best Town” by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities, including bicycle and snowmobile trails, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area, Cirrus Aircraft was recently named “Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland” and “Best Workplace Culture” by the Duluth News Tribune readers.
Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility