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Saab Global

Technical Trainer

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Closing date: 29 August 2024

Job Description:

At Saab in West Lafayette, IN, we are manufacturing the rear section of the T-7A Red Hawk military trainer aircraft for the United States Air Force. When at full capacity, the facility will employ over 250 employees. As we continue to grow operations, we are seeking a Technical Training Professional to help lead the education and skills-based development of our employees. The ideal candidate will have significant training experience and strong leadership skills.


Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the Saab Aerospace training academy, center dedicated to skills- based development.

  • Create a training curriculum tailored for aircraft structural and system assembly in collaboration with our engineers and managers, with a strong focus on quality, environmental health and safety, and government compliance.

  • Contribute to a people-first culture in alignment with our core Company values: Trust, Drive, Expertise, and Support.

  • Identify operational training needs, recommending technologies and best practices to help promote aviation structures education and collaboration of employees in an internationally diverse company.

  • Continually evaluate and enhance training content to best serve the success of the operation.

  • Conduct technical aptitude testing as part of the selection process for assembly teams.

  • Deliver computer, paper, and orally based training material in an engaging and interactive format.

  • Oversee the practical application of skills through OTJ training to ensure compliance of best practices and minimize NCRs.  

  • Develop and execute a training matrix and assessment system that promotes growth, productivity, and compliance within the aerospace industry.

  • Maintain an environment of continual process improvement that supports the development and growth of our team members.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

Compensation range: $61,600-$75,500

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business, Engineering, or equivalent relevant work experience is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in a training role.

  • Experience training advanced manufacturing technologies such as powered industrial tools, automated machinery, paint and adhesives, and assembly/cutting tools.

  • Understanding of the design, quality regulations and assembly requirements of an aerospace manufacturing facility is a strong plus.

  • Experience in developing standardized work instructions and assessments tools.

  • Ability to develop and deliver effective teaching methodologies.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and public speaking skills.

  • Strong organizational, time management, and administrative skills to manage and deliver multiple training programs.

  • Must be a team player.

  • Experience working in an international environment is preferred.

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.


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.