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Manager Manufacturing Engineering Structure Assembly

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date: 29 August 2022

What you will be a part of

The Aeronautics business area is an innovative supplier of world-class aircraft systems, advanced aerostructures, and a wide range of support solutions within civil and military aviation. The business area researches, develops, and produces military aviation systems. We are building for the future through research and studies into innovative flight systems and the further development of our products.

By joining Aeronautics, you will be a part of a diverse, collaborative and supportive organisation with an emphasis on professional growth and work-life balance. You will work in an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

The Industrialisation Development department is organized within Airframe and Vehicle Systems within Business Unit Gripen Design
Area Aeronautics and consists of approximately 160 employees and consultants. You will be the line manager for the Manufacturing Engineering Structure Assembly section.

The Industrialisation Development department is responsible for Industrialisation in all products within Aeronautics. Industrialisation is responsible for manufacturing engineering within Detail manufacturing/El/Mechanics/Assembly/Final Assembly/Hangar and Tool Design for Aeronautics’ products (Gripen CD/EF and T-7). Industrialisation is also responsible for providing manufacturing engineering competence regarding modifications of Saab 340/2000 (Assembly/Final Assembly/Hangar).

The Manufacturing Engineering Structure Assembly are involved in all areas of Aeronautics.

The section
is primarily responsible for production technique work regarding Structure Assembly.


This includes:

  • production technique review of design and tool input with respect to suitability for production

  • preparation of manufacture input


Today, the section consists of approximately 16 engineers with a mix in gender, age and experience.


Your role

As a section manager you will manage and allocate assignments, evolve the employees and competences within the section, and ensure efficient ways of working within the area of responsibility. The work in the section is carried out both within the line organization and in projects.

You will be a part of the Industrialisation Development management team and you will be expected to participate in the development of the department as well as your own section.

Your profile

We are looking for a driven and inspiring leader with an ability to create commitment and motivation towards seeing the bigger picture. You are used to influencing and taking responsibility. You are interested in people and in technology. As a person you have good communication skills and the ability to guide people to work towards a common goal. You also need to be open to new ideas and willingly lead in times of change.

Preferred skills:

  • An academic degree in engineering (or equivalent experience)

  • Good Swedish and English skills due to the fact that we have work with international cooperation


Experience of leadership is an advantage. In general, we will attach great importance to your personal characteristics.To be successful in your role you have to be good at building relations. You understand the need to communicate, initiate and handle changes. You can provide a strong personal leadership with patience, adjustability and decisiveness.

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.


Contact information: If you have questions regarding the position, contact Josip Bilosnic , Recruiting Manager: +46 13 181269.

Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.


Saab is a company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best. Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.