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Cirrus Aircraft Parachute 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 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.

Job Summary:

The Parachute Technician will receive aftermarket and production parachutes. Generate a repair order in the MES System, record the parachute P/N and serial number, deploy parachute for inspection, and follow process specs as it relates to inspection and repair. Repair/replace parts as required using approved data. Document the work performed and apply the appropriate signoffs. Parachute Technicians report to the Senior Lead Factory Service Center-Parachute Operations.

Essential Duties:

Parachute Technician will be trained in the appropriate safety practices and procedures, including proper use and location of Safety equipment.

Technician will use the appropriate technical data available during the performance of maintenance; repack procedures, preventive maintenance and alteration activities at the direction of CI/QC inspectors as appropriate to the work being performed.

Technician will be assigned job tasks according to qualifications, previous job assignments assignment through tests, evaluation, and previous experience as approved by the Chief Inspector Factory Service Center.

Ensure the shop equipment and tools are maintained in good working order at all times.

Ensure the shop premises are maintained in a clean and orderly manner at all times.

Ensure that all maintenance or alteration processes are appropriately completed, inspected and documented on the maintenance forms as set forth in the 145 Repair Station Manual.

Assist other Factory Service personnel as needed.

Education and/or Experience:

• Minimum of six months’ experience in the Factory Service Center/Parachute Operations or similar equivalent work experience.• High School diploma.• College or Technical College education preferred.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

• Able to use Microsoft Word programs including Excel.

Certificate or Licensures:

FAA Airframe/Powerplant certificate preferred but not required.

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.