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Senior Assembler

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 January 2022
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Job Description:

Saab in East Syracuse, NY is seeking Senior Assemblers to join the Manufacturing/ Production team. Responsibilities will include:

  • Work from wire diagrams and engineering drawings, make initial layouts, and use hand and/or power tools as necessary to complete required assemblies.

  • Disassemble, modify, rework, reassemble, and production or prototype assemblies and subassemblies according to specifications.

  • Understand sophisticated electro-mechanical assembly operations concepts and how they can be applied to resolve complex issues and meet the company objectives.

  • Understand ESD principles and safeguarding. Proper use of hand tools such as wire cutters, strippers & crimpers.

  • Identify tasks to resolve independently.

  • Be involved in process improvement and development.

Skills and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree, technical/business school, or equivalent; may vary by functional area.

  • 7+ years of relevant experience.

  • Experience may include advanced support skills and extensive knowledge of tools, software and other technologies.

  • Ability to read and understand work instructions and assembly drawings.

  • Technical product trouble shooting skills.

  • General electronic soldering skills and inspection requirements. 

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

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.