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Senior Quality Inspector

Ashburn, Virginia, United States of America
Closing date
30 June 2022
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Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking an experienced Senior Quality Control Inspector to work at the Ashburn, Virginia facility supporting Saab’s regional airline customers.

The Senior Quality Control Inspector will be responsible for the implementation and adherence to the procedures set forth in the Saab General Operations Manual.  The Inspector will be responsible for inspection of inbound and outbound shipments of aircraft parts. This includes but is not limited to ascertaining that all certification documents accompanying parts are correct and complete in accordance with FAA and EASA Regulations.  The inspector is responsible for the release of parts in accordance with the requirements of the Production Organization Approval (POA). The Inspector must also participate in periodic audits of the Quality System by Saab Quality management and the various National Authorities.

The Quality Assurance Inspector will be part of the Warehouse Team and will be called upon to perform warehouse duties.  Work schedule will include after-hours on call duties to support our regional aircraft customers. 

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Incoming inspection of aircraft parts and equipment

  • Product inspections/audits

  • Working knowledge of electrical/mechanical inspection equipment

  • Data transactions within ERP system

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Maintain Hazmat database

  • Monitoring of shelf life material

Secondary Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintenance of Calibration equipment and database

  • Maintenance/Calibration of Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) workstations

  • Support of other job tasks related to warehouse operations

Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  •  5+ years of relevant experience

  • Aircraft product knowledge

  • Effective time management/multi-tasking, organizational skills

  • Knowledge of ERP system

  • Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word)

  • Effective communication skills

  • Continuous Process improvement mentality

  • Hazmat certified

  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals

  • Knowledge of safety procedures for warehouse operations

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).

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.