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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Production Supervisor

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date: 23 May 2024

Job Description:

As Saab continues to grow its state-of-the-art, advanced manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Structural Assembly Supervisor to join our team, to help build the aft fuselage for the U.S. Air Force new military trainer, the T-7A Red Hawk. We are looking for a driven leader that is passionate about teamwork and creating value in our production operation. We are looking for a candidate to work closely with the Production Manager and other Production Supervisors to accomplish the goals set for the production team and overall organization.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise and lead Structural Assembly in daily production activities

  • Clearly communicate daily production goals

  • Report out on structural assembly operations

  • Ensure efficient daily operations of the advanced manufacturing operation

  • Consistently demonstrate and uphold our Company values: Trust, Drive, Expertise and Support

  • Champion a positive and high-performance work culture

  • Mentor the team and provide training and coaching to improve performance

  • Hold employees accountable to established work processes and work rules

  • Empower work teams to align to production KPI’s and overall business goals

  • Facilitate the recruiting, selection, and training of new team members for their area

  • Monitor work quality to consistently deliver exceptional customer service

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the company policies and local work rules, including safety, quality and FOD prevention

  • Adhere to the Saab 6S program and maintain a clean environment at all times

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with management, team members and support roles

  • Implement continuous improvement action plans

  • Oversee and approve work hours for production team on a daily and weekly basis

  • Other tasks as assigned by Manager

Compensation Range: $69,100.00 - $84,600.00

    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:

    • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment is required, experience in advanced manufacturing is a plus

    • 2+ years of proven supervisory/ leadership experience

    • Associate’s or Bachelor's degree in Advanced Manufacturing, Aeronautics, or a related field is a plus

    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is required

    • Experience in an AS9100 or ISO environment is desirable

    • Experience using MES and ERP systems is a strong plus

    • Proven ability to work effectively across departments, and align on goals

    • Ability to lead by example, to build positive and productive work relationships

    • Availability to work a flexible schedule as needed to meet customer timelines.

    • Excellent communication and team collaboration skills.

    • Strong ability to problem solve

    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.