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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Production Test Technician

Cranston, Rhode Island, United States of America
Closing date: 31 March 2024

Job Description:

At Saab in Cranston, Rhode Island, you have the opportunity to join a team that will manufacture underwater products for DoD and international customers. 

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Production Test Technician to assist in the standup of new production capability in our Cranston, Rhode Island facility. 

You'll support manufacturing efforts by performing the set-up, assembly, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Utilize SW/HW test engineering principals, techniques, and company standards.

  • Assist in the selection and set-up of specialized test equipment.

  • Support rework on assemblies and/or systems as a result of testing. Prepares technical reports summarizing findings and recommending solutions to technical problems.

  • Understand manufacturing operations concepts and assist in application of concepts to resolve complex issues and meet company objectives.

  • Support assembly and final testing of a various undersea vehicles.

  • Provide input to process improvement efforts.

Compensation Range: $24.13-$28.37/hr

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

  • 3+ years of relevant experience  

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

  • Ability to decipher required data from assembly drawing and schematics.

  • Ability to locate tool, meters and documentation.

  • Ability to assist troubleshooting of electro/mechanical nonconformances.

  • Ability to solder electronic devices and assemblies.

  • Ability to assign root cause to routing nonconforming assemblies and may implement corrective action or fix.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.