Cirrus Aircraft

Avionics and Electrical Sustaining Engineer

Duluth, MN, US
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Feb 09, 2018
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Responsible for providing continuing engineering support for Cirrus fleet of SR2X and SF50 aircraft. The primary focus of the A&E Sustaining Engineer is to evaluate and redesign components and systems based on reliability, cost, weight or safety. Also, support resolving avionics and electrical functional issues. Use analysis, bench and flight testing, along with good design practices to determine the root cause and verify solution. This must be done with compliance of the governing FAA regulations and Cirrus specifications. The A&E Sustaining Engineer must be able to run medium sized projects, coordinating easily with many other areas of the company and outside vendors.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
  • Integration and testing of avionics and electrical systems and equipment, including:
    • Requirements development and traceability
    • Research and identification of potential solutions to design objectives
    • Detail design and installation
    • Test case development, execution, and troubleshooting on both bench and aircraft
  • Coordinate design development and system integration within Cirrus and with subcontractors
  • Generate high quality reports and test plans that will be used to meet FAR Part 23 requirements
  • Investigate and troubleshoot software issues reports from field aircraft to resolution
  • Support production team in addressing software issues on production aircraft
  • Investigate and troubleshoot electrical issues reports from field aircraft
  • Support production team in addressing electrical issues on production aircraft


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 Electrical or Aerospace Engineering (or equivalent) required
  • 5+ years experience with general aviation aircraft/avionics preferred
  • Experience with software development processes and requirements traceability preferred
  • Avionics systems and/or software design, integration, installation, testing and certification experience
  • Experience in aircraft, automotive, or consumer electronics circuit design and integration desired
  • Experience with data acquisition system development and application desired.
  • Experience performing system safety assessments required.
  • FAA certification experience preferred.

Demonstrated Proficiencies/Skills/Abilities:
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak the English language
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner
  • Ability to work both independently and within a cross-functional team
  • Ability to efficiently learn new skills and manage multiple tasks
  • Use of lab equipment, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio)

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