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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Quality Technician-Metrology

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 April 2023

Job Description:

Primary task is to coordinate the procurement, calibration and maintenance of the company’s test and measurement assets. Supports investigation of asset requests to determine best price and ownership/lease agreements. Actively manages the company’s relationship with our approved calibration sub‐contractor. Schedules and executes bi-annual onsite calibration events with calibration sub‐contractor. Coordinates the evaluation and repair of lab assets no longer performing to specifications due to normal use or damage. Ensures calibration certifications are organized and maintained for each asset. May assist Facilities in executing setup tasks in labs, production and miscellaneous test environments (installing cabling, lab furniture, ESD equipment).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to hands-on, cross-functional problem solving based in a wide range of other Quality Engineering support activities

  • Support process development/problem solving by integrating quality policy into procedures and initiating continual process improvement

  • Provide support to Quality Management System principles and processes:

  • Manage ESD equipment and work area verifications/compliance assessments.

  • Manage production tools and measurement equipment to ensure appropriate tools are calibrated and available to production when needed

  • Ensure any tools that are not appropriate for use are quarantined to prevent unauthorized use

  • Maintain tool register and manage tool calibrations and repairs as needed.

  • Deliver a people first culture in alignment to Saab leadership vision

  • Be focal point for internal and external calibration suppliers for assigned measuring equipment according to applicable measuring equipment register

  • Ensure that calibrations are not overdue for assigned measuring equipment, and inform users of measuring equipment recall for calibration

  • In case of nonconformity of measuring equipment, see that handling of the nonconformity is carried through

  • Create a well-balanced schedule for steady and routine calibration management (as to avoid large waves of calibration work)

Skills and Experience:

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Working knowledge of electro-mechanic assemblies

  • Working knowledge of quality procedures

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills; capable in interactions with teammates, suppliers, and customers

  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and quality decisions

  • Ability to work with technical product/process requirements associated with electro-mechanical assembly

  • Ability to interpret and revise relevant documentation

  • Ability to be self-driven and deliver a high quality of work

  • Ability to drive and lead change. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Education and Experience

  • High school degree or equivalent required

  • Technical degree or certification in the field of aviation assembly, mechanics, or maintenance is preferred

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with ERP systems such as Oracle

  • Experience and/or certificate in IPC-610, IPC-620, J-Standards a plus

  • 5+ years of experience with expertise of the defense industry a plus

  • Certified Calibration Tech and/or Certified Quality Tech certifications a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be self-mobile and able to stand for extended periods

  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as sitting, bending, stooping, walking, climbing, reaching during a normal workday

  • Ability to perform repetitive motions (such as lifting or assembly of parts) including the use of handheld power tools

  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds

  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges is important for conversations, and to receive ordinary information and directives from Production Supervisors and management as required

  • Ability to work extended hours when required

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.

Benefits:

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, Care.com 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 18,000 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 seven 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.