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 www.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.
Lead and support a team of Manufacturing Engineers and Tooling Designers, responsible for the design and implementation of manufacturing processes, documentation, tooling, and equipment for new products and new product features.
Lead a team of approximately 8-16 people. Manage assignments of staff to projects. Develop team member skills, progression plans, and performance reviews, and provide growth opportunities, recognition and rewards. Monitor and provide training, mentoring and onboarding for team members. Hire and terminate employees within the discipline. Employee performance management, including annual performance reviews
Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Oversee the approach and completion of project deliverables from the team to meet the Corporate project objectives. Provide oversight for employee technical performance for the group.
Cultivate relationships and integrate business processes with key internal and external product development partners.
Review department documents and ensure standards and best practices are being followed in all products such as drawings, specifications, plans and reports, and design reviews.
Develop, implement, and monitor improved project processes, tools, metrics, and skills used by the team to create project deliverables that result in better product launches (SQDC).
Report weekly on project and organization status
Distribute and enforce policy and guidance from Senior Management
Manage area goals and objectives.
Own area key performance indicators and adjust performance as required·
Attend required leadership classes (Leadership Essentials each year, New supervisor class)
Meet regularly with the group to pass information up and down
Provide training to department personnel. Develop and implement standard operating procedures.
Mentor other engineers and technicians in best practices.
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. Minimum 5 years of experience in Engineering discipline supporting manufacturing and/or product development activities. Leadership experience is preferred.
Leadership skills: Ability to work within and develop high performing teams; strong team player; strong customer orientation.
Technical skills - Design: Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles to produce precision technical plans, drawings, and models. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
Technical skills –Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. This includes Lean Manufacturing techniques and facility layout and requirements specification.
Communication skills: Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the company. Strong presentation skills. Articulates ideas clearly and concisely in a variety of settings, adjusting the message to match the audience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Organization/Multi-tasking skills: Skilled at coordinating multiple efforts, organizing and prioritizing work, communicating technical issues, and supervising a team of individuals with differing levels of skill and experience, enabling them to achieve performance and quality standards.
Project Management: Ability to drive projects to completion using tools and tactics to specify scope, schedule, and resource requirements.
Problem Solving: Ability to analyze complex problems and lead a systematic approach to determine root cause and corrective actions.
Composure: Ability to effectively handle escalations and time critical issues. Remains productive, provides solutions, and meets goals in challenging situations.
Financial: Proficient at maintaining budgets and cost effectiveness; interprets financial reports and takes appropriate corrective actions.
Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft office and computer usage/application. CAD software skills desired – skills in Creo preferred. Knowledge of ERP and MES systems desired.
Quality: High attention to detail and accuracy; Ability to identify, troubleshoot, and determine root cause of problems.
Professionalism: Tactfulness and respect in working with others regardless of their status or position or the urgency of situations; Acceptance of responsibility for own actions; Integrity in following through on commitments.
Attendance/Punctuality: Punctuality in arrival times and observance of appropriate break and meal periods; acceptable attendance record and proper utilization time clocks and time off request forms.
Dependability: Responsiveness to management direction; Diligence in completing tasks on time or proposing an alternate plan; openness to additional hours when necessary.
Language: Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
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.
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