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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Quality Technician

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date: 22 May 2023

Job Description:

At Saab in West Lafayette, IN, you have the opportunity to join a team that will manufacture the rear section of the T-7A Redhawk 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 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.

As Saab continues to expand their new operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Quality Technician who will be responsible for the non-conforming material process application. This position provides support to internal customers related to product non-conformance identification, investigation, and disposition. 


  • Contribute to hands-on, cross-functional problem-solving in a wide range of Quality Engineering support activities
  • Develop strong working knowledge of the quality requirements as defined by customer/industry standards
  • Support process development/problem-solving by integrating quality policy into procedures and initiating continual process improvement
  • Support to Quality Management System principles and processes:
  • Monitor the assembly cycle and perform regular tests/inspections to identify potential non-conformances as early as possible
    • Monitor and analyze product failure risk while preparing risk mitigation plans with root cause analysis and systemic problem solving
    • Support AS9102 first article and source inspections
    • Identify Quality Clauses for purchased product
  • Perform internal audits to ensure process maturity and capability while ensuring compliance
  • Develop effective controls/solutions to provide high quality products to customers within schedule
  • Manage production tools and measurement equipment to ensure appropriate tools are calibrated and available to production when needed
  • Maintain tool register and manage tool calibrations and repairs as needed
  • Be focal point for internal and external calibrations, collaborating with suppliers for assigned measuring equipment, according to applicable measuring equipment register
  • Create a well-balanced schedule for steady and routine calibration management (as to avoid large waves of calibration work), managing non-conformity as needed
  • Assists in non-conformance investigations and material assessments.
  • Contribute to a people-first culture in alignment to Saab values, demonstrating core Company values: Trust, Drive, Expertise and Support.
  • Support other projects as assigned

    Skills and Experience:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    • Associate degree, technical/business school or equivalent a plus
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience
    • Experience within the aerospace industry is a strong plus
    • Working knowledge of GD&T (Geometric dimensioning & tolerance) and Certified Quality Tech is a plus
    • Hands-on experience with ISO9001/AS9100 or IATF16949 Quality Management Systems, testing and inspection methodologies
    • Ability to work with technical product/process requirements associated with electro-mechanical assembly
    • Ability to interpret and revise relevant documentation, and read blueprints
    • Excellent organization skills
    • Demonstrates strong communication and a collaborative approach to problem-solving
    • Ability to be self-driven and deliver high quality results across a global team
    • Must be able to stand for extended periods, as well as sitting, bending, stooping, walking, climbing, reaching repeatedly during a normal workday
    • Ability to perform repetitive motions (such as lifting or assembly of parts) including the use of handheld power tools, and the ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds occasionally
    • 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 18,000 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 seven 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.