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Lead Production Test Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2024

Job Description:

Saab Inc.’s Surveillance U.S. Division is seeking motivated Lead Production Test Engineer to work at our Headquarter facility in East Syracuse, NY. As part of a highly collaborative team, you will have the opportunity to work within a hands-on work environment, working on new technologies. This will give you an opportunity to not only learn about Saab, Inc. products, but will give you exposure to a variety of test tools and testing technologies to continue to build your skill set.

Responsibilities will increase over time with experience and will include:

  • Lead team of Production Test Engineers and Production Test Technicians to meet business objectives.

  • Integrates, develops, and implements cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting systems and equipment in a production environment.

  • Prepares test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and documents specifications and procedures for new products.

  • Defines, documents, analyzes, performs, and interprets developmental tests for new and/or modified products or product components.

  • Drives production testing development to take into account testability, efficiency and quality during the requirements definition phase of a program.

  • Efficiently diagnoses problem areas, identifies root cause and recommends cost-effective solutions.

  • Provides mentoring and broad technical guidance/coaching including lessons learned, viewed as an expert in field.

Compensation Range: $108,000-$137,700

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or Associate’s degree with significant experience) in Technical or Engineering field is required.

  • 10+ years of professional experience testing, troubleshooting and repairing electronic products in a Manufacturing environment.

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Expertise in problem decomposition, root cause analysis, and risk analysis using common diagnostic test equipment and software tools.

  • Experience with software and hardware integration and test methodologies.

  • Experience implementing new test processes and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to collaborate across disciplines and organizations.

  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel.

  • Familiar with electronic assembly industry standards such as IPC610, IPC620 and J-STD-001

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.