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Saab Global

Main Assembly Team Leader

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 25 July 2024


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia’s largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.


This role will be tasked with leading the Main Assembly Production of our ROVs within our brand-new Trilogy Facility in Fareham. Providing direction, instruction, and guidance to the manufacturing teams to ensure operations are conducted safely, within budgets and to quality standards.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To develop a strategy the team will use to meet set goals and targets
  • To provide for and monitor any training that team members may need.
  • To communicate clear instructions to team members
  • To listen to team members feedback and drive Continuous improvement initiatives.
  • To manage the flow of daily operations
  • To report on team progress and update the company.
  • To distribute reports to the appropriate personnel.

General accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To drive the companies 6S policy and achieve high standards in own area, instructing the team on the proper use of safety equipment and knowledge of emergency procedure while reporting any safety/security incidents that occur.
  • To ensure quality standards are maintained and improved, and all operations activities comply with regulation throughout the process.
  • To ensure on time delivery of Electrical subassemblies and finished components to internal and external customer requirements.
  • To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day-to-day activities and procedures within the specified role.
  • To support and mentor team members, ensuring individual skills and flexibility are continually being developed.
  • To suggest and organise team building activities.
  • To encourage creativity and innovation within a controlled and safe process
  • To recognise high performance and reward accomplishments within the team.
  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information & Technology) and other systems required to adequately 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.
  • To carry out any other duties as detailed by your Supervisor or Manager from time to time.
  • To keep good time management to minimise any wasted time and maximise productivity and effectiveness.

Key Requirements:

  • Electrical Engineering qualification (HNC level or equivalent)
  • Prototype wiring experience
  • Leadership/coaching experience
  • HV qualifications – supervisory level
  • PCB design experience

Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE):

  • Contribute to the company’s efforts to achieve a healthier, safer and more sustainable working environment, driving the 6S policy through own and other departments.
  • Responsible for ensuring our people are following safe and sustainable working practices
  • Lead by example in relation to HSE; “Do the right thing even when no one is looking.”
  • Responsible for ensuring, maintaining and where possible improving quality standards through the implementation of the product and service quality strategy