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Saab Global

Electrical Assembler - Wireperson

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 28 March 2024


Saab UK is a British company that is part of Saab Group’s global high-technology operations. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space and civil security. In the UK we bring together the best of Swedish and British innovation and engineering to provide our customers with products and solutions that push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. Our mission is to help our customers to keep people and society safe.

Our Saab UK business is going through a period of rapid growth, this means that we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK Ltd combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Across the country we have seven principle sites which focus on software engineering, underwater robotics (Saab Seaeye), training services and radars. Globally we number over 19,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and we reinvest a high proportion of our earnings in internal research and development. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

Saab is a company with opportunities, a company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility as well as good opportunities for advancing in your career. Additionally, Saab is a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

Job Purpose:     

This role is part of Saab Seaeye and you will be at the forefront of subsea robotic technology.

Your focus will be working on the development and productionisation of our new robotic Work class vehicle. You will be required to carry out wiring and build of complex assemblies, working closely with our Projects & Production Engineering departments.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To ensure all wiring, soldering and electrical looming of assemblies is completed, on time and in-line with delivery schedules whilst ensuring the highest quality IPC 620 standards are maintained.

  • To maintain a good knowledge in the use of crimp tools, crimps, receptacle, sleeving, connectors and heatshrink materials.

  • To have a good understanding of electrical drawings and to be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and General Assembly instructions.

  • To have good problem solving abilities, working within an evolving process, generating innovative ideas and ensuring any design or build issues are highlighted to Production/Design Engineering.

  • To assist the development and implementation of standard operating procedures in a lean manufacturing cell, ensuring prototypes are transferred smoothly into production.

  • To help and support others with training when possible by passing on knowledge and skills.

  • To be able to carry out duties alone or as part of a small team.

  • To ensure the working area is a safe and clean environment in compliance with the 6S, best practice and health & safety policies.

  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information & Technology) and other systems required to perform the role.

  • To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times.

  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business and delivery objectives or deadlines.

Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE):

  • Cooperate with the company to achieve a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment.

  • Work in ways that ensure your own safety and that of others; “Do the right thing even when no one is looking.”

  • Report any incidents, near misses or other health, safety and environmental concerns.

  • Deliver all products and services in line with Saab Seaeye quality standards to ensure we meet our customer requirements and highlight any quality concerns or potential improvements.