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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Quality Inspection Supervisor

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

Job Description:

As Saab continues to grow the advanced manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Quality Inspection Supervisor to lead and direct the activities of the Quality Inspectors working to deliver the aft fuselage for the U.S. Air Force’s new military trainer, the T-7A Red Hawk.

We are looking for a driven leader that is passionate about teamwork, accountability and creating value in our production system. We are looking for a candidate to work closely with the Quality Manager and the Quality Inspectors to accomplish the goals set for the Quality Team and overall organization.
Responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise and lead quality inspectors and receiving Inspectors in daily production activities.

  • Clearly communicate daily production plans to the team, to coordinate inspection plan

  • Report out on quality inspection results

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

  • Champion a positive and high-performance work culture

  • Build cross-functional relationships to remove process obstacles and increase efficiencies for the inspection team 

  • Provide training and coaching to team members to improve performance

  • Hold employees accountable to expectations, established work processes and work rules

  • Empower work teams to offer suggestions on how to best impact quality KPI’s and overall business goals

  • Monitor quality of inspections and support to operations, to consistently deliver exceptional customer service

  • Drive continuous improvement action plans

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the company policy and local work rules, including safety and FOD prevention

  • Adhere to the Saab 6S program, maintaining a clean environment at all times

  • Communicate concisely and effectively with management, team members and supporting  departments

  • Manage and approve work hours for inspection team on daily basis

  • Other tasks as assigned to support operation

Compensation Range: $75,800-$94,800

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 degree or GED required

  • Technical degree or certification in the field of aviation is preferred

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in aeronautical, structural assembly or manufacturing environment is required

  • 2+ years of proven supervisory/ people leadership experience

  • AS or BS degree in advanced manufacturing, aeronautics or a related technical field is preferred

  • Experience working with ISO standards and quality requirements is required. Experience in an AS9100 environment is desirable

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

  • Experience using MES and ERP systems is a strong plus

  • Proven teamwork and solution-driven leadership skills

  • Excellent communication skills

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.