Senior Manufacturing Engineer
At Saab in West Lafayette, Indiana, you have the opportunity to join a team that will manufacture the rear section of the T-7A Red Hawk military trainer aircraft for the United States Air Force. When at full capacity by 2027, Saab will employ over 300 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 is building a new green field operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer who is interested in further developing knowledge in manufacturing technology. The Manufacturing Engineering function will be responsible for all the production technical work for assembly and installation, from calculation, production preparation and production of process documentation, to verification. The function is also accountable for manufacturing engineering development, manufacturing techniques, and qualification of new products based on both Saab and customer requirements.
The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be an integral link between the design team in Sweden and the new production team in West Lafayette. Responsibilities will include:
Lead the development of production systems and working methods, and influence the design work to achieve low production costs without compromising function and quality.
Lead the development of new technical solutions, and to the development of efficient production systems and assembly lines based on Lean principles.
Provide Producibility Reviews.
Process planning for current and new products.
Develop production flows and lay-outs.
Drives continuous improvement for efficient production.
During the initial startup phase, there will be a great deal of interaction with the engineering teams in Sweden, which may require travel for meetings and training.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline is required. Master's degree desirable.
2+ years in 3DExperience - MBOM development and manufacturing planning.
5+ years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in Aerostructures.
Driven, innovative and takes initiative without being asked.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively in a team setting.
Must be able to travel internationally.
Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
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
Employee assistance programs
Employee stock purchase program with employer match
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.