ME Technician - Digitizer
Cirrus Aircraft
Grand Forks, ND
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

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.

This position will work closely with Manufacturing Engineers and Manufacturing to support and improve manufacturing operations, including drafting CAD models, troubleshooting equipment and process issues, performing and documenting fixtures and equipment maintenance, and updating process documentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Read schematics, drawings, and process specifications to draft CAD models of manufacturing assembly kits
Assist the Manufacturing Engineers with revisions and improvements to manufacturing methods and procedures, including writing change orders and deviations.
Complete time studies to quantify processing times and identify areas for process improvements.
Assist in failure analysis, troubleshooting, rework/repair of non-conforming manufactured product to determine root cause.
Promote and support Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement activities in Manufacturing.

Job Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:
Experience with CAD drafting software systems, Pattern Smith, Design Concepts, and/or Diamino preferred
Ability to perform all assigned tasks, work independently, and complete work on schedule.
Follow Manufacturing Engineers direction while displaying cooperative and positive behavior with co-workers
Basic understanding and ability to read prints and schematics
Working knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).
Strong problem solving skills and efficient management of time and resources
Good oral and written communication skills



Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business



Associates or better in Engineering Technology or related field.