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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer

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

Job Description:

Saab's Radar Surveillance division in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a Senior Staff 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.


  • Develop, understand and present technical concepts regarding product design and performance.

  • Interface with Systems, Electrical, Quality and Safety/Human Factors as well as other business functions to develop/define/implement customer requirements.

  • Provide design oversight of mechanical components and electromechanical assemblies.

  • Perform functional analysis, evaluation, and optimization of product designs.

  • Responsible for directly designing and analyzing components and electro-mechanical assemblies.

  • Provide technical interface and direction to key subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Maintain size, weight, and power budgets through development phases.

  • Provide insight to manufacturing related matters.

  • Perform and oversee design verification efforts.

  • Contribute to cost/benefit trade-off analysis and feasibility studies.

  • Mechanical related failure analysis of hardware.

  • Manage bills of material (BOM) within Saab’s Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM) system.

  • Responsible for work package labor estimates and status reports.

  • Maintain communications with program management regarding project progress and roadblocks.

  • Support product lifecycle management from concept through implementation.

  • Support mentoring and engineering staff development.

Skills and Experience:

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in mechanical design.

  • Proficient in the use of industry standard mechanical engineering design tools (SolidWorks, AutoCad, Creo, Ansys, ICEPAK, Mechanica etc.)

  • 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.

  • Strong interpersonal and group communication skills.

  • Proficiency with MS Office software applications.

  • Strong Earned Value (EV) skills, including Cost Account Manager (CAM) activities.

  • Candidate must be able to work with limited/general direction.

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

  • Ability to travel up to 5%, both international and domestic.

  • Able to lead team of up to 5 mechanical engineers to develop and document mechanical components and assemblies.

  • Proficient at understanding and driving requirements traceability in a model based systems engineering environment.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Prior DoD industry experience

  • Experience developing hardware for Naval and ground based radar applications

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

  • Knowledge of materials and corrosion control.

  • Experience with ANSI Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Demonstrated performance and proficiency in the elements of Mechanical design, such as analysis and implementation of requirements, developing design concepts, evaluating designs, technical and 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 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.