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Electrical Engineer I

Cirrus Aircraft • 
Mckinney, Texas, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

This opportunity is located onsite at one of the following locations:

  • Duluth, MN (Corporate Headquarters and primary Engineering Innovation Center)


As a leading manufacturer of personal aircraft, Cirrus 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 pilots license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate.

At Cirrus, we are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities that include onboarding, recurrent and area-specific training, talent acceleration and leadership development, continuing education, and tuition assistance programs.

We also 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. From holiday and special occasion celebrations to local runs and barbecues, our team can connect with each other, the community, and our customers.

Why you should apply to this role at Cirrus Aircraft:

  • You are passionate about joining a leading manufacturer of personal aircrafts.
  • You can relocate and work onsite at our Duluth, MN Engineering Innovation Center.
  • New 200,000 sq ft Engineering Innovation Center (Summer 2022)
  • Award Winning Aviation Company
  • Industry Leading Innovation- Cirrus Parachute Technology


Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401K retirement savings plan, voluntary vision, Employee Referral Incentive Program, vacation, and holiday pay. Additionally, all employees enjoy a discount at the company store and exclusive discounts from our world-class partners, like Garmin, Bose, AT&T, Microsoft, Fastenal and more.

Job Summary:

Assist the Electrical Engineering department with the design, integration, and testing of electrical systems on Cirrus aircraft and/or test benches. Systems include power generation and distribution, and analog circuit design. This is an entry level full time position.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Responsible for the design, testing, certification, and ongoing engineering support of various aspects of aircraft electrical systems such as power generation and storage, power distribution, wire harness design, etc.
  • Support mechanical and avionics systems with electrical integration details, including circuit design and analysis and electromagnetic effects/radiated field analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinate design development and system integration with subcontractors.
  • Generate certification plans and reports to meet FAR Part 23 requirements.


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.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or equivalent) required
  • 0-2 years experience with general aviation avionics development/integration

Distinguishing Education and/or Experience:

  • Prior experience with the following is desirable:
    • Aircraft or automotive electrical system design
    • Circuit board design and analysis
    • Power generation and distribution
    • Use of lab equipment, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and data acquisition equipment
    • Experience using CREO, Matlab, Eagle, VBA, or similar programs
    • Working in a multifunction team
    • Performing trade studies for alternative design concepts
    • Reading and writing technical documents, such as design specifications, analysis reports, test plans, and test reports.
    • Presenting design reviews to peers and management
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Handle multiple activities simultaneously and ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks.
  • Aviation and Pilot 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)
  • Familiarity with Atlassian JIRA, PTC Windchill PDM, and PTC Creo tools preferred

Bachelors degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Prior relevant internship / co-op experience is a strong 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.

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

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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