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Cirrus Aircraft Weekend Production Supervisor in Grand Forks, North Dakota


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 Summary

Directs and coordinates activities of production Oversees and ensures quality and safety of the aircraft build and personnel. Responsible for the health of the direct labor force including training, retention, hiring and supporting their needs. Executes the production design as set by Cirrus Process Engineering. Provides metrics and visibility into operations.

Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Responsible for delivering clear and concise communication in a timely manner. Communicates company vision and organizational goals and objectives

  • Ensures all safety standards/ policies are met. Conducts regular observations for safety compliance and corrects unsafe acts and conditions. Provide a safe work environment for employees and ensures all safety standards/ policies are met

  • Responsible for employee training and qualifications. Assigns trainers, monitors employee’s progress and makes changes to station skill requirements as needed

  • Executes production design as provided by Cirrus Process Engineering. Communicates back regarding area performance to targets. Works with Process Engineers to correct and continually improve line design

  • Prepares operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications

  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and to prevent operational delays

  • Sets a standard of teamwork in assigned area; coaches and guides employees, set plans for improvement, increase production, overcome obstacles, and achieve on time delivery with zero defects to internal customers

  • Responsible for hiring and conducting performance reviews

  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance is met with standards

  • Continually strives for process improvement, cost reduction, and labor hour reduction in assigned area

  • Works to reduce scrap and NCR’s (Non Conformance Reports) and works to stay within the guidelines for overtime while monitoring absenteeism

  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing Principles and practices Lean Principles throughout department as it will be required to lead lean Projects. Ensures that all assigned work areas are kept clean, orderly, and presentable at all times. Applies the 6S principle (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain, and Safety). Complies with all paperwork, such as work instructions that govern job duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to achieve success

  • Deliver clear and concise communication to cross functional team


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.

  • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or two to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of Internet software and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint).

  • Knowledge of Cirrus Design's manufacturing processes preferred


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

  • Action Oriented

  • Collaborate

  • Customer Focus

  • Decision Quality

  • Develop Talent

  • Ensure Accountability

  • Instill Trust

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Manages Complexity

  • Persuade· Plan and Align

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 position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Work beyond 40 hours per week may be required.

This opportunity is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. As our main sub-assembly composite facility, our Grand Forks location is essential to the development of every Cirrus aircraft. Home to the University of North Dakota and the state’s third largest city, this unique town offers small town charm with an inviting community, centered on hospitality and grand possibilities. Activities in town expand across all four seasons, with abundant city parks, local fishing, collegiate sports, superb arts and theatre, excellent restaurants and several community events and festivals.

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.




  • 2 years: 2 Years of Previous Leadership Experience required.