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Supervisor, Production

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date
30 September 2021
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Job Description:

At Saab in West Lafayette, Indiana, you have the opportunity to join a team that will manufacture the aft 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. In the U.S., Saab also offers job opportunities in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C. and our headquarters in Syracuse, New York. Saab provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.

As Saab is building a new operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Production Supervisor to help us launch our world-class Operation.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise Structural Assembly in daily production activities

  • Clearly communicate daily production goals

  • Report out on structural assembly operations

  • Ensure efficient daily operations of the advanced manufacturing operation

  • Supervise the team and provide training and coaching to improve performance

  • Hold employees accountable to established work processes and work rules

  • Empower work teams to align to production KPI’s and overall business goals

  • Monitor work quality to consistently deliver exceptional customer service

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the company policy and local work rules including safety and FOD prevention

  • Adhere to the Saab 6S program and maintain a clean environment at all times

  • Communicate well with management, team members and supporting departments

  • Implement continuous improvement action plans

  • Oversee and approve work hours for production team on weekly basis

  • Proven teamwork and solution driven leadership qualities

    Skills and Experience:

    • 5+ years of relevant work experience in advanced manufacturing environment is required.

    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

    • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Advanced Manufacturing, Aeronautics, or a related field is a plus

    • 2+ years of supervisory/ leadership experience preferred

    • Experience in an AS9100 or ISO environment desired

    • Experience using MES and ERP systems desired

    Physical Requirements:

    • Availability to work a flexible schedule as needed to meet customer timelines.

    • Lift objects of various shapes, sizes and weights

    • Stand, sit or walk for extended periods of time

    • Reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel

    • Handle or manage tools or equipment

    Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a drug screen and background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

    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.