Cirrus Aircraft

Senior Engineer - Interiors / Equipment & Furnishings

Duluth, Minnesota, US
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May 13, 2019
Job Type
Supervisory Responsibility:
  • None

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
  • Support the development of requirements, project plans, and activities pertaining to the design and certification of aircraft interiors and furnishings
  • Design details, assemblies, and installations of interiors, seating, and monuments using PTC Creo
  • Generate and review new engineering and changes according to Cirrus processes and applicable regulations
  • Identify, select, and coordinate with interior suppliers
  • Provide engineering support to experimental and production build
  • Provide engineering technical expertise and lead small integrated teams to design and test new or modified designs
  • Perform peer review of the work of other engineers; Guide and direct work of subordinate engineers
  • Author design requirements, test plans, test reports, and other engineering reports to support product development, validation, and certification
  • Coordinate and conduct testing to show compliance with company and regulatory requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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 Mechanical, Aerospace, or other relevant engineering discipline required
  • 6 or more years progressive engineering experience required; Experience in aviation and/or automotive seating and interiors preferred

Demonstrated Proficiencies/Skills/Abilities:
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak the English language.
  • Working knowledge of interior substrate, structural, and finishing materials and manufacturing processes
  • Proficient with comfort and ergonomics
  • Ability to translate aesthetic industrial design vision into cost-effective, producible interior products
  • Ability to communicate technical and program knowledge in a clear and understandable manner
  • Ability to work both independently and within a cross-functional team
  • Familiarity with Design to Cost, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, or Design for Maintainability desired
  • Ability to read, produce, and check production part, assembly, and installation models and drawings; Familiarity with reduced dimension drawings and GD&T a plus
  • Working knowledge of CAD and PDM/PLM collaboration tools; Familiarity with PTC Creo, PTC Windchill PDM, and Atlassian JIRA tools a plus
  • Ability to create surface models/lofts in CAD and CAID (computer-aided industrial design) tools; Class A surfacing experience desired; Familiarity with Autodesk Alias or 3DS ICEM Surf a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio)
  • Working knowledge and application of pertinent sections of Federal Aviation Regulation Part 23 or Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Familiarity with flammability and/or seat dynamic testing and FAA certification experience desired; Foreign certification experience a plus

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.

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.