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Cirrus Aircraft Wire Harness Supervisor 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:

Responsible for the leading the Wire Harness Design team with design, testing, certification, and ongoing engineering support of all aspects of aircraft electrical wiring for FAA certified single engine aircraft.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Yes. Direct reports include individual contributors and supervisory roles.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Reporting to the Manager of Wire Harness Engineering, the Supervisor of Wire Harness Design is responsible for the leading the engineering team tasked with design, testing, certification, and ongoing engineering support of all aspects of aircraft electrical wiring. Technical areas include system wiring diagram definition, interconnects, wire harness shielding for EMI/HIRF considerations, harness routing, assembly and installation. You will influence wire harness design direction and methodologies, ensuring consistent and appropriate designs and engineering processes are utilized across all Cirrus projects, driving safe, reliable, and cost-effective system designs. You will support creation of certification plans and reports to meet 14 CFR Part 23 requirements in accordance with established Cirrus processes.

The Supervisor of Wire Harness Design is responsible for progression and coaching of less experienced engineers, resource allocation, staffing, and performance reviews. This individual supports the Manager of Electrical Engineering with budget planning and control, resource/project planning, and maintaining awareness of key deliverables and schedule milestones. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of fostering individual engagement and initiative, driving improvements to engineering process, and implementing design methodologies resulting in superior technical design and enhanced team productivity.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The below requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) required.

  • 6 years total relevant experience

  • 0-4 years leadership experience

Experience in the following preferred:

  • Leading teams of 10 or more engineers working on multiple complex projects

  • Aircraft electrical wire harness design and certification to 14 CFR Part 23

  • Use of design tools such as CREO Cabling, Mentor Graphics Capital Logic/Harness XC, MATLAB, EAGLE, VBA, or similar programs

Demonstrated Proficiencies/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak the English language

  • Ability to work both independently and within a cross-functional team

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Project)

    Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime hours may be 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.