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Material & Process Principal Engineer at Cirrus Aircraft

Material & Process Principal Engineer

Cirrus Aircraft Duluth, MN Full-Time
This opportunity is located onsite at one of the following locations:

* Duluth, MN (Corporate Headquarters and primary Engineering Innovation Center)


As a leading manufacturer of personal aircraft, Cirrus 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.

At Cirrus, we are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities that include onboarding, recurrent and area-specific training, talent acceleration and leadership development, continuing education, and tuition assistance programs.

We also 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. From holiday and special occasion celebrations to local runs and barbecues, our team can connect with each other, the community, and our customers.

Why you should apply to this role at Cirrus Aircraft:

* You are passionate about joining a leading manufacturer of personal aircrafts.
* You can relocate and work onsite at one of our 3 Engineering Innovation Center's.
* New 200,000 sq ft Engineering Innovation Center (Summer 2022)
* Award Winning Aviation Company
* Industry Leading Innovation- Cirrus Parachute Technology


Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401K retirement savings plan, voluntary vision, Employee Referral Incentive Program, vacation, and holiday pay. Additionally, all employees enjoy a discount at the company store and exclusive discounts from our world-class partners, like Garmin, Bose, AT&T, Microsoft, Fastenal and more.

Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions

The M&P Principal Engineer is responsible for development of aerospace material test plans, procedures, and processes, as well as the execution of testing and data analysis. In this role, you will act as a Subject Matter Expert for metallic materials, robotics, quality, and manufacturing engineering within the Cirrus Materials & Processes Structures Team. You will also be involved in the development of a knowledge repository database, thereby gathering, organizing, and creating a searchable database for aerospace primary structural materials.

* Competency in material selection, evaluation, and testing, as well as in-depth statistical computation and analysis
* Chemical /elemental compatability evaluation, and material selection recommendations including metals, composites, coatings, etc.
* Write and edit Cirrus Test Plans, Test Reports, and Presentations of technical data and content
* Direct and perform advanced testing on composite, metallic, and polymeric materials
* Provide engineering support to Cirrus QA / QC production and continuous improvement efforts
* Provide engineering expertise, work order planning, and execution of conformity documentation as Manufacturing Engineer support for M&P
* Act as the Lead M&P functional engineer and liaison to the Cirrus Advanced Manufacturing Group for automation and robotics
* Support production, QA, and NDT Teams with robotic programming and troubleshooting
* Create and become proficient in the use and upkeep of an aircraft structures historical database tool
* Follow all safety standards and policies and ensure a safe operating environment, including use of appropriate protective equipment and identification of potential safety concerns


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

* B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from an ABET Accredited University Program
* Minimum 10 years of engineering experience. Previous experience with composites and / or metals in a hands-on processing or technician role is highly desirable
* Minimum of 2 years' experience in an R&D to Production, and / or Materials and Process Development Team
* Advanced knowledge of process optimization / automation, robotics, and / or laser-based material surface modification
* Advanced knowledge of material testing equipment, techniques, data collection and analysis, and statistical evaluation
* Extensive experience working with or in Quality Assurance and / or LEAN Teams
* OEM or Military Aerospace, or General Aviation experience is preferred, but not required
* Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

* Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft 365. Minitab / SigmaXL, python, MATLAB experience a plus. Creo, SOLIDWORKS, and / or AutoCAD experience a plus.
* Robot programming experience required (e.g. ABB RobotStudio, Yaskawa MotionWorks / MotoSim, or similar).
* Language: Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
* Quality: High attention to detail and accuracy.
* Teamwork: Ability to work productively in a team environment; positive attitude and team spirit.
* Self-Reliance: Ability to work on major, long term projects with limited supervision, and direct interaction with all levels of the organization
* 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 of time clocks.
* Dependability: Responsiveness to management direction, and ability to perform on multiple Project Teams simultaneously; Diligence in completing tasks on time or proposing an alternate plan; openness to additional hours when necessary.

This opportunity is located in Duluth MN. Remote opportunities not available at this time.

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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