Manager, Airframe Engineering

Duluth, MN, US
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Aug 03, 2017
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Job Summary:

Manage the Airframe Engineering team for new product and aircraft designs at Cirrus Aircraft.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position will have functional and technical responsibility for 6 - 10 degreed engineers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

The Airframe Engineering Manager ensures the technical competency, consistency and standardization of the airframe design group through use of strong Creo/PDM CAD skills, composite design and manufacturing knowledge, GD&T, structural analysis, and airplane certification experience. The Airframe Engineering manager must also have a passionate vision for where the group needs to technically progress, and use their strong leadership background, communication skills and industry, academic, and vendor partnerships to make that vision a reality.

The airframe engineering manager must be highly organized and decisive as they attend to the administrative and personnel requirements of the team, and workload distribution across team members to support projects.


• Analysis and interpretation of requirements/technical specifications of aircraft structure, materials, processes, equipment, components and systems and ensuring their successful integration onto aircraft.

• Producing models, drawings, specification, plans, and reports.

• Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and experience in supervising at least a few direct reports.

• A strong will to manage and measure the performance of the Airframe Engineering team by expanding the group's functional and technical abilities and identifying gaps in group abilities.

Education and/or Experience:

• Minimum 4-year Degree and experience in engineering discipline with at least 8 years of experience in an airframe design engineering.

Demonstrated Proficiencies/Skills/Abilities:

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

• Strong working knowledge of aircraft structure, aircraft materials and composites.

• Basic knowledge of aircraft systems and aerodynamics.

• Methods for problem solving and experimenting.

• Ability to provide technical leadership, guidance and decision making.