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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Material Handler

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date: 27 June 2024

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 250 employees in the West Lafayette facility. The flagship facility will utilize advanced manufacturing techniques and leverage research and development to support Saab’s broad product portfolio.

As Saab continues to grow in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Material Handler to join our team.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the following:

  • Apply stockroom concepts with guidance from senior material handlers.

  • Apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine stockroom issues and assigned tasks.

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

  • Utilize stockroom principals, techniques, and company standards.

  • Receive all consignments including program and non‐program deliveries.

  • Convey material from receiving dock to incoming inspection and to appropriate stock location.

  • Convey non-production material to courier for internal deliveries.

  • Pick, crate and configure materials for shipments.

  • Perform all necessary transactions within ERP to receive and stock production material.

  • Kit production and/or prototype material for release to production.

  • Perform cycle count activities.

  • Set‐up and perform movement of material between the company’s storage locations.

  • Effectively use appropriate tools and computer skill.

  • Other tasks and projects as assigned.

Compensation: Starting pay rate up to $20.00 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:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • 2+ years of relevant experience is preferred

  • Experience may include comprehensive knowledge of tools, software and other technologies.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as high-performance team

  • Proven ability to multi-task, with strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrates reliability and dependability in support of team goals

  • Must be self-mobile and able to stand for extended periods

  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as sitting, bending, stooping, walking, climbing, reaching during a normal workday, to perform repetitive motions and regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to safely operate a forklift, after completing Saab certification

  • Ability to work extended hours when required

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.