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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Industrial Engineer

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date: 30 March 2024

Job Description:

As Saab continues to build a new green field operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking an Industrial Engineer who is interested in further developing knowledge in manufacturing technology. The Industrial Engineering function will be responsible for evaluation of work measurement and workflow analysis for the establishment of standards and the utilization of production facilities. They will also develop plant and equipment layout, capacity plans, and workflow and accident prevention measures to maintain efficient and safe utilization of plant facilities.

The Industrial Engineer will be an integral link between the Manufacturing Engineering team and the production team in West Lafayette. Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development of production systems and working methods and influence the work instructions to achieve low production costs without compromising function and quality.

  • Contribute to the development of new technical solutions, and to the development of efficient production systems and assembly lines based on Lean principles.

  • Drive improved process planning for current and new products.

  • Standardize assembly practices and cycle times.

  • Model short term and long term production strategy for rate changes and headcount.

  • Develop production flows and lay-outs.

  • Drive continuous improvement for efficient production.

  • Champion the Company values, consistently demonstrating – Trust, Drive, Expertise, and Support.

  • Other project tasks as assigned.

Compensation Range: $85,000 - $106,200

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:

  • Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering or related discipline is required.

  • 5+ years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in Aerostructures.

  • Driven, innovative and takes initiative without being asked.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate across functional areas within an operation.

  • Able to work extended or flexible schedule to support the business.

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively in a team setting.

  • Must be able to travel internationally.

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.