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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Mechanical Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2024

Job Description:

Saab Inc.’s Surveillance Systems division in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer. The engineer will be a member of the Mechanical Engineering team responsible for the development of mechanical systems and assemblies across various ground based and shipboard military radar platforms.

Responsibilities will include but may not be limited to the following: 

  • Application of mechanical engineering principles for the design and development of mechanical components, assemblies and systems.

  • Develop CAD 2D and 3D models of electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical components, assemblies and systems.

  • Documentation of design solutions including reports, engineering drawings and Bill of Materials (BOM).

  • Present and discuss technical concepts, tradeoffs, analyses, designs, and performance estimates.

  • Interface with Systems Engineering and other disciplines to develop/define/implement customer requirements.

  • Follow through on full product lifecycle: development, prototyping, integration, verification, delivery, and support.

  • Incorporate Mechanical Engineering best practices Design for Cost, Maintainability and Manufacturability.

  • Identify, manage, and solve problems associated with mechanical engineering work products.

  • Apply experience and knowledge to resolve design, supplier quality, manufacturing, and field issues.

  • Follow company standard operating procedures and Quality System requirements.

  • Plan, organize, and estimate required effort for responsible tasks, including possibly writing Basis of Estimates (BOEs).

  • Provide effective communication across functional teams.

  • Work as key member of a cross-functional team to develop mechanical and electro-mechanical solutions.


Compensation Range: $94,800-$120,900

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:

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in advanced mechanical design with broad application and a fundamental understanding of the product development life cycle.

  • Understanding of mechanical design philosophy and design process flow.

  • Fundamental understanding of industry accepted design methods and practices, including design spaces/tradeoffs, test data analysis, and requirement/specification change processes.

  • Significant product development background demonstrating a strong engineering aptitude and good problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues during design, development and execution of mechanical engineering activities.

  • Experience using SolidWorks, AutoCad, Creo, Ansys, MS Office (Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) to create drawings, documents, work products, and presentations.

  • Ability to update and review mechanical drawings for proper geometric dimension tolerancing (GD&T), accuracy, and completeness.

  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Proven contributor on project teams to accomplish objectives.

  • Effective contributor in a team environment, providing technical leadership where applicable.

  • Ability to work independently to achieve technical and program requirements.

  • Ability to work with other engineering disciplines to contribute to a collaborative development environment.

  • Must hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Prior experience with DoD or with U.S. government customers is highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with Military Standards, ruggedized equipment design, and environmental test requirements.

  • Knowledge of materials and corrosion control.

  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Demonstrated performance and proficiency in the elements of Mechanical design, e.g. analysis and implementation of requirements, developing design concepts, evaluating designs, technical analysis, generating designs, design reviews.

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.

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.