10 Dec 2022

Full-Time Cirrus Aircraft – CAD Surfacing / Designer

Cirrus Aircraft – Posted by LizAnywhere

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Job Description

Cirrus Aircraft is seeking a CAD Surfacing / Designer located in Duluth, MN with experience in Creo, SOLIDWORKS, Catia, ICEM, Rhino, and Alias. Cirrus Aircraft 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.

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

A CAD Surfacing / Designer is responsible for developing Class-A surfaces for interior surfaces or exterior aerodynamic surfaces. In this role, you will create models and detailed production drawings of components and assemblies using Creo Parametric.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with Engineering to complete new designs and modifications, incorporate engineering change orders and release detailed drawing packages
  • Create and revise class A surface, solid models, and detailed drawings of complex components and assemblies using Creo Parametric
  • Manage, promote and release engineering data using Windchill PDMLink


  • Degree in Mechanical Design, Industrial Design, or a related field with an emphasis on Advanced 3D CAD Surface modeling
  • Experience working with 3D CAD software including complex solid & surface modeling skills
  • High-level Advanced 3D CAD Surfacing; consumer-centered design, Class-A surfacing preferred
  • The ability to translate design intent into high-quality 3D CAD surfaces from point clouds, surfacing software exports, and sketches.
  • Proficient planning and organization skills, initiative, accountability, and strong attention to detail
  • At least two years experience using Creo Parametric preferred
  • Relatable experience in SOLIDWORKS, Catia, ICEM, Rhino, and Alias
  • Experience using Windchill PDMLink preferred,
  • Strong understanding of top-down modeling principles and practices
  • Proficiency in geometric dimensioning and tolerance
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a cross-functional organization
  • Competent computer database, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills


  • Technical skills: provides accurate, neat, and thorough work; pursues training and professional development; and strives to continuously build knowledge & skills and share expertise with others.
  • Continuous Improvement: Generates and uses creative ideas to improve processes and services; adapts to change, works in an organized manner, uses time efficiently; and displays a positive outlook.
  • Dependability/Initiative: Assumes ownership of actions; follows instructions, offers ideas, and follows through on commitments; volunteers readily and offers to help and assist when work is complete, and commits to additional hours when necessary.
  • Attendance: Punctual; observes appropriate break and meal periods; acceptable attendance record.
  • Organizational Support: Supports organizational goals, objectives, & values; adheres to all company policies & procedures; observes safety & security procedures.

This opportunity is located in Duluth MN or North Dallas TX.

Cirrus gives priority to candidates interested in moving to our Duluth headquarters for the innovation and activity center of our manufacturing, engineering, and enterprise operations. We will also consider candidates who are interested in working with us from Dallas, TX.

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 for 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.

Dallas Texas is the third most populous city (after Houston and San Antonio) and the metropolis of the sprawling Dallas–Fort Worth urban area, known locally as the Metroplex. Fort Worth lies 30 miles (48 km) west; other major cities in the metropolitan region include Arlington, Carrollton, Denton, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, University Park, and McKinney (home of the 1st remote Cirrus Aircraft Factory Service Center).

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 position.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.  Work beyond 40 hours per week 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.

How to Apply



Job Categories: Alias, Catia, Creo, designer, Rhino, and Solidworks. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: CAD Surfacing and Surfacing Designer. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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