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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Manager

Company: Cirrus Aircraft
Location: Duluth
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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:

The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of new and advanced technologies, tools, and processes that deliver future state operations capabilities. This role is responsible for defining and delivering grow & improve projects in alignment with business objectives which include large capital project, leading edge automation & robotics, and facilities planning that supporting the Innovation and Operations Organization at Cirrus.

This individual needs to be highly regarded in the areas of influencing and working across the organization as a project leader.

Essential Duties:

  • Lead and facilitate the definition and implementation of future state operational design, tools, equipment and processes.
  • Explore, propose, and lead the implementation of advanced manufacturing process and technology including automation.
  • Evaluate process layouts in terms of supporting new process integration while ensuring best utilization of floor space ensuring optimum process flow
  • Ensure projects are completed within agreed timeline, budget and successful attainment of objectives.
  • Apply engineering expertise to equipment and complex tooling design, selection, sourcing.
  • Work on automation technology projects end to end: from project planning to implementation.
  • Lead Proof-of-Concept (POC) and Prototyping projects to solve business or customer identified problems and opportunities.
  • Develop partnerships - drive collaboration and integration between multiple partners to deliver comprehensive solutions.
  • Conduct process workshops, identify opportunities for lean, process digitalization & automation, manage concept solution and product development projects
  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and technical problems.
  • Support the development of a facilities planning
  • Lead capital appropriation request preparation including scope, cost estimates, timelines savings, factory/company impact and execution plans.
  • Analyzing and preparing appropriation request for capital improvement and replacements of inefficient assets, collecting and organizing data for future capital improvements on a 5-year capital spending budget basis; maintaining an active cost reduction program.
  • Support Operations in completion of capital budgeting; collect future capital project requirements from all production/operations functions and compile into a 5-year capital plan.
  • Development and management of cost controls, asset controls and scheduling controls.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school or related field.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years' experience in engineering, project management and /or technical leadership
  • Understanding of capital financial and manufacturing Key Performance Indicators
  • Knowledge and experience in Demand Flow Technology
  • Skilled in developing RFP for engineering services, construction services and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to Direct/Lead/Manage cross functional teams on large capital project/programs.
  • This individual needs to be highly regarded in the areas of influencing and working across the organization as a project leader.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • High interpersonal skills
  • Independent, self-driven
  • Critical problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills

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" and "Best Workplace Culture" by the Duluth News Tribune readers.

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.

Keywords: Cirrus Aircraft, Duluth , Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Manager, Other , Duluth, Minnesota

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