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Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date
30 September 2021
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Job Description:

At Saab in West Lafayette, Indiana, you have the opportunity to join a team that will manufacture the rear section of the T-7A Red Hawk military trainer aircraft for the United States Air Force. When at full capacity by 2027, Saab will employ over 300 employees in the West Lafayette facility in management, administration, and manufacturing. The new flagship facility will utilize advanced manufacturing techniques and leverage research and development to support Saab’s broad product portfolio.

In the U.S., Saab also offers job opportunities in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C. and our headquarters in Syracuse, New York. Saab provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.

As Saab is building a new green field operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician to perform mechanical/ electrical work on various manufacturing/ plant equipment. Responsibilities will include:

  • Work in a team or autonomously to complete work orders and provide maintenance support in a climate controlled manufacturing environment.

  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair equipment, disassembling and reassembling of machinery.

  • Interpret mechanical / electrical schematics and equipment manuals.

  • Adhere to plant safety and sanitation requirements; Complete assigned work efficiently and per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).

  • Contribute to an effective work planning process that utilizes work order, planners, and part staging.

  • Assist with process improvement and initiate change.

  • Analyze knowledge & process data and make decisions on equipment maintenance and improvement activities.

  • Contribute to an effective preventive maintenance system (e.g. manufacturing equipment, electrical system, HVAC, pneumatic system, security system, building).

  • Work in a team environment with Engineering department for equipment installation, layout changes & installations per manufacturing needs.

  • Maintain a safe environment outside during winter season.

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment inside the plant.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • 5 years of industrial electrical and mechanical experience or two-year technical degree preferred.

  • Knowledge of safety policies and procedures is required (e.g. lock out / tag out, confined space entry, OSHA, NEMA).

  • Strong electrical background (tracing circuits, running conduit, establishing new circuits, installing  grid work according to NEMA and OSHA standards).

  • Strong computer skills required; Microsoft Office (Excel) proficiency as well as Computerized Maintenance Management Systems experience preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment with people of varying skills and backgrounds.

  • Must be able to continuously stand, bend, and twist. Must be able to lift items up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed with notice or in an emergency situation. Must be able to work in varying temperatures and climates.

  • Ability to drive a fork truck or obtain an in house license.

  • Ability to drive a scissor lift / boom truck.

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