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 Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Develop capable and efficient manufacturing processes by studying product requirements and researching, designing, modifying, and validating manufacturing, assembly, and inspection methods.
Specify, cost justify, design, develop and test various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods; and/or oversee the sourcing thereof.
Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing processes, implementing new tooling, providing written procedures, supporting manufacturing issues, and evaluating results.
Evaluate manufacturing processes and identify continuous improvement opportunities for safety, quality, delivery and cost. Apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials. Confer with equipment vendors. Solicit observations from operators. Collect, analyze, and summarize manufacturing information and trends.
Coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, or minimize costs.
Specifying maintenance requirements for new equipment.
Develop design-for-manufacturing criteria and process capability expertise to provide input to future product and process design activities.
Confer with clients, suppliers, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status.
Provide a manufacturing engineering presence on the production floor to assure interaction with team members from all shifts and appropriate manufacturing engineering support and feedback for the teams.
Provide technical resources for incident investigation, root cause analysis and corrective action. Participate when requested in finished product and raw material MRB process.
Development of process sheets, standard operation sheets, and visual operation sheets for new process.
Development of PFMEA for key process.
Validation of new process design to assure it meets manufacturability and quality requirements.
Understanding of new product development activities related to tooling and process design.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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:
Four-year degree from an accredited college in an Engineering field or equivalent. Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering preferred.
Experience in PFMEA development and working in cross functional teams to develop them.
Working with Product Development Engineering to feed back Manufacturing requirements to improve Product designs for manufacturability and quality.
General understanding of new model development schedules and feedback loops to improve Product designs and process development.
Experience with digital builds for validation of process design.
Creation of process sheets, standard operation sheets, and visual operation sheets.
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.
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.
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