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Materials & Processes Principal Engineer

Company: Cirrus Aircraft
Location: Duluth
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Description
Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions
The M&P Principal Engineer is responsible for development of aerospace material test plans, procedures, and processes, as well as the execution of testing and data analysis. In this role, you will act as a Subject Matter Expert within the Cirrus Materials & Processes Structures Team, and provide full service and engineering support for all Divisions of Cirrus Aircraft.
+ Subject matter expertise in aviation / aerospace primary and secondary structural adhesives, as well as sealants
+ Knowledge or subject matter expertise in exterior and interior primers, paints, and filler materials
+ Competency in material and process technology readiness level evaluation, selection, and testing, as well as in-depth statistical computation and analysis
+ Write, edit, present, and review Cirrus test plans, reports, and presentations of technical data and content
+ Direct and perform advanced testing on composite, polymeric, elastomeric, and metallic materials
+ Provide engineering expertise, work order planning, and execution of conformity documentation for Part 23 aircraft
+ Support aircraft supply chain, manufacturing, and production, as well as service centers and customer requests
+ Follow all safety standards and policies and ensure a safe operating environment, including use of appropriate protective equipment and identification of potential safety concerns
Qualifications
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.
+ B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, or Materials Science & Engineering from an ABET Accredited University Program
+ Required minimum experience of 14 years at the Principal Engineer Level, 10 years for Staff, or 6 years for Senior
+ Previous experience with aerospace / aviation grade adhesives, sealants, and / or paints in a developmental or testing role is preferred
+ Minimum 5 years of experience in aviation Materials Review Board (MRB) and / or Minor Change Approval is highly desired
+ Minimum of 2 years experience in an R&D to Production, Materials and Process Development Team in the field of aeronautics or astronautics
+ Knowledge of the formulation and optimization of aerospace primary structural adhesives
+ Knowledge of material testing equipment, techniques, data collection and analysis, and statistical evaluation
+ Experience working with a test laboratory and the creation of test documentation and protocol
+ Experience with composite material process creation or optimization using robotics / automation
+ Part 23 General Aviation, Part 25 OEM, or Military Aerospace experience is preferred, but not required
+ Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen
Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
+ Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft office. Minitab, python, MATLAB experience a plus. Creo experience a plus.
+ Process creation / optimization using robotics / automation desired (e.g. ABB RobotStudio, Yaskawa MotionWorks / MotoSim, or similar).
+ Language: Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
+ Quality: High attention to detail and accuracy.
+ Teamwork: Ability to work productively in a team environment; positive attitude and team spirit.
+ Self-Reliance: Ability to work on major, long term projects with limited supervision, and direct interaction with all levels of the organization
+ Professionalism: Tactfulness and respect in working with others regardless of their status or position or the urgency of situations; Acceptance of responsibility for own actions; Integrity in following through on commitments.
+ Attendance/Punctuality: Punctuality in arrival times and observance of appropriate break and meal periods; acceptable attendance record and proper utilization of time clocks.
+ Dependability: Responsiveness to management direction, and ability to perform on multiple Project Teams simultaneously; Diligence in completing tasks on time or proposing an alternate plan; openness to additional hours when necessary.
Opportunity Information
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 by the Duluth News Tribune for the 7th year in a row!
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.

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