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Lead Mechanical Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 January 2022
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Job Description:

Saab's Radar Surveillance division in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a Lead/ Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer. The engineer will be a member of the Mechanical Engineering team responsible for the development of mechanical systems and assemblies across various ground based and shipboard military radar platforms.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, understand and present technical concepts regarding product design and performance.

  • Interface with Systems Engineering to develop/define/implement customer requirements.

  • Provide design oversight of mechanical components and electromechanical assemblies.

  • Perform functional analysis, evaluation, and optimization of product designs.

  • Directly design and analyze components and electro-mechanical assemblies.

  • Provide insight to manufacturing related matters.

  • Perform and oversee design verification efforts.

  • Contribute to cost/benefit trade-off analysis and feasibility studies.

  • Mechanical related failure analysis of hardware.

  • Manage bills of material (BOM) within Saab’s Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM) system.

  • Maintain communications with program management regarding project progress and roadblocks.

  • Support product lifecycle management from concept through implementation.

  • Support mentoring and engineering staff development.

Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

  • 10+ years of experience in mechanical design.

  • Proficient in the use of industry standard mechanical engineering design tools (SolidWorks, AutoCad, Creo, Ansys etc.)

  • Significant product development background demonstrating a strong engineering aptitude and good problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues during design, development and execution of mechanical engineering activities.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Proficiency with MS Office software applications.

  • Ability to work with limited/general direction and must be able to communicate effectively.

  • Must hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%, both international and domestic.


  • Prior DoD industry experience.

  • Experience developing hardware for Naval and ground based radar applications.

  • Familiarity with Mil Standards, ruggedized equipment design and environmental test requirements.

  • Knowledge of materials and corrosion control.

  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Demonstrated performance and proficiency in the elements of Mechanical design, such as analysis and implementation of requirements, developing design concepts, evaluating designs, technical and design reviews.

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a drug screen and background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

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.