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.
Support engineering test and evaluation. Coordinates/directs the work of flight test engineers and instrumentation personnel. Oversee significant portions of Flight Test Project and participates in aircraft and aircraft system design.
Able to evaluate, recommend, and implement flight test tools and strategies while ensuring compliance with federal regulations and product specifications.
Develop and implementation of aircraft instrumentation, data recording, telemetry, and data analysis hardware and software.
Participate in all aspects of engineering test and evaluation activities.
Prepare Test Plans and Test Cards.
Conduct daily brief of aircraft configuration, weight and balance, status, and limitations.
Perform Flight Test Engineer duties during flight in experimental aircraft.
Perform Flight Test Director duties during test flights.
Gather, analyze, and report on ground and flight test data.
Evaluate compliance with federal regulations, design requirements and objectives.
Communicate test results to engineering personnel, corporate officers, contractor, and FAA personnel.
Recommend changes to aircraft and aircraft systems to meet design and regulatory requirements, design objectives, and customer needs and safety.
Oversee flight test equipment inventory and instrument calibrations.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering related discipline. Engineering experience 2 years.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:
Experience with data digital data acquisition hardware and software.
Good communication, computer, leadership, organizational and multitasking skills.
Certificate or Licensures:
FAA Class III Medical.
FAA Private Pilot, Single Engine Land.
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.
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