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Depot Specialist

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 December 2022

Job Description:

Saab in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a Depot Specialist to join our team supporting worldwide customers of our diverse line of civil aviation, security, and defense products and services. 

The Depot Specialist will provide responsive support for hardware and information needs to a variety of customers, maintain inventory and records, secure vendor repairs of parts and equipment, communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding support status and repairs, and work with the team to ensure seamless, professional support of all customers.

This includes participating in robust teams and processes that:

  • Provide reliable 24 x 7 x 365 support for customers,

  • Respond appropriately to customer issues,

  • Monitor company- and customer-owned parts and equipment using multiple systems,

  • Maintain precise, complete, and accurate records,

  • Communicate with individuals and groups across the entire organization, and

  • Comply with Saab SOPs and work instructions.

This role requires collaboration with personnel from all areas of Saab, as well as external vendors.  The successful candidate must be reliable and possess attention to detail, flexibility, resourcefulness, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to maintain focus/resume tasks with repeated interruption.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Receive, process, ship, and inventory control of Saab-owned, Customer-owned, and Government-owned parts and equipment.

  • Establish and manage Depots for new contracts.

  • Communicate with repair vendors.

  • Replenish inventory using Saab purchasing systems.

  • Recordkeeping relating to inventory, parts processing, financial transactions, and status of repairs.

  • Conduct physical inventory and cycle counts.

  • Resolve discrepancies.

  • Assure accurate inventories.


Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience.

  • Experience with computer systems and software, such as Excel.

  • Forklift experience is desirable.

  • Must be reliable, have strong organization and time management skills, and ability to multi-task and follow up on action items/requests in a timely manner.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, decentralized environment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Focus on providing quality support and accurate information.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen and (ii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.