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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Engineering Technician

Cranston, Rhode Island, United States of America
Closing date: 31 December 2023

Job Description:

Saab Inc.'s, Autonomous and Undersea Systems division is seeking an innovative and experienced Engineering Technician to support Engineering and Manufacturing teams through prototype, implementation, engineering test, and production for autonomous Unmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles (aUSVs/aUUVs, AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). This position is onsite and will sit in our Cranston, RI facility.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot circuits and assemblies using oscilloscopes, DMM's, logic analyzers, or other specialized test equipment.
  • Solder/rework PCB's, cables, and other electrical assemblies using knowledge of workmanship standards
  • Build engineering prototypes in support of engineering development activities
  • Build low volume production units in support of the manufacturing organization
  • Execute tests of engineering and production assemblies based on test plans
  • Write test reports and communicate results of work to engineering and manufacturing teams

Compensation Range: $61,700-$74,000

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent  
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience may include comprehensive knowledge of tools, software and other technologies 

Desired Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree, technical/business school, or equivalent; may vary by functional area 
  • 7+ years of relevant experience 
  • Experience may include advanced support skills and extensive knowledge of tools, software and other technologies 
  • Prior experience with DoD or with U.S. government customers is highly desirable.
  • Experience working on products for Naval and Marine applications.
  • Familiarity with Military Standards, ruggedized equipment, and environmental test procedures.
  • Familiarity with electrical and mechanical assemblies for autonomous surface and underwater systems.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


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, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

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.