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Cirrus Aircraft Electrical Systems Engineering Supervisor in Duluth, Minnesota


Job Summary:

Responsible for the leading the Electrical Systems Engineering team with design, testing, certification, and ongoing engineering support of all aspects of aircraft electrical systems for FAA certified single engine aircraft.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Yes. Direct reports include individual contributors.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

Reporting to the Manager of Electrical Engineering, the Supervisor of Electrical Systems Engineering is responsible for the leading the engineering team tasked with design, testing, certification, and ongoing engineering support of all aspects of aircraft avionics systems.

Technical areas include:

  • Requirements, Design, Traceability, and Installation of Avionics equipment.

  • Integration Test definition (requirements-based testing), execution, and troubleshooting both for on aircraft and bench test.

  • Engineering technical process definition and execution.

  • Identification of potential solutions in the market amongst subcontractors.

  • Coordinate design development and system integration within Cirrus and with subcontractors.

  • Generate engineering documentation in accordance with company procedures to develop and maintain type design data for multiple aircraft.

  • Guiding Electrical equipment through FAA part 23 certification.

The Supervisor of Electrical Systems is responsible for progression and coaching of less experienced engineers, resource allocation, staffing, and performance reviews. This individual supports the Executive Director of A&E with budget planning and control, resource/project planning, and maintaining awareness of key deliverables and schedule milestones. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of fostering individual engagement and initiative, driving improvements to engineering process, and implementing design methodologies resulting in superior technical design and enhanced team productivity.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The below requirements 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:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) required.

  • 6 years total relevant experience

  • 0-4 years leadership experience

Experience in the following preferred:

  • Leading teams of 10 or more engineers working on multiple complex projects.

  • Previous certification experience with standards such as 14 CFR Part 23.

  • Process development experience (Six Sigma Green belt or others).

  • Process mapping and deployment experience (VSM).

  • Use of design tools such as CREO, MATLAB, VBA, or similar programs.

  • Requirements Management tool experience (PTC Integrity, Doors, Jama, or equivalent).

  • Change Management and Configuration Management tool experience (JIRA, Windchill, Clearquest, Clearcase, or equivalent).

  • Equipment Environmental qualification (DO-160) experience.

  • Pilot or Ground School experience preferred.

Demonstrated Proficiencies/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak the English language

  • Ability to work both independently and within a cross-functional team

  • Ability to efficiently learn new skills and manage multiple tasks

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Project)

Other Duties:

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.