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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Manufacturing Engineering Technician

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date: 30 August 2024

Job Description:

At Saab in West Lafayette, IN, we are manufacturing the rear section of the T-7A Red Hawk military trainer aircraft for the United States Air Force. When at full capacity, the facility will employ over 250 employees.  As we continue to grow operations, we are seeking a Manufacturing Engineering Technician who is interested in further developing knowledge in tooling and manufacturing technology. The Manufacturing Engineering Technician will be responsible for ensuring that the production system is properly supplied with calibrated tools while driving tooling improvements, and will be an integral link between the tooling engineer and the production team in West Lafayette.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Audit and maintain proper tools within each assembly area

  • Provide support for tooling studies

  • Investigate and resolve tooling issues

  • Propose new tooling solutions and contribute to installation of new tooling capital projects

  • Contribute to a people-first culture in alignment with our core Company values: Trust, Drive, Expertise, and Support

  • Assist assemblers with proper and safe use of tools

  • Ensure tooling compliance to Aerospace standards

  • Other tasks as assigned

Compensation: Starting pay rate up to $27.00 per hour

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 in STEM or comparable relevant experience required

  • 2+ years of providing tooling solutions to a manufacturing facility preferred

  • Understanding of the design, quality regulations and assembly requirements of an aerospace manufacturing facility is a strong plus

  • Competent understanding of standard GD&T

  • Driven, innovative and takes initiative

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively in a team setting

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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.