At Saab in West Lafayette, Indiana, you have the opportunity to join a team that will manufacture the rear 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 green field operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Tooling Engineer whom is interested in further developing knowledge in manufacturing technology. The Manufacturing/Tooling Engineering function will be responsible for all the tooling technical work for assembly and installation, from calculation, tooling preparation and production of tooling documentation, to verification. The function is also accountable for tooling engineering development, tooling techniques, and qualification of new tools based on both Saab and customer requirements.
The Tooling Engineer will be an integral link between the design team in Sweden and the new production team in West Lafayette. Responsibilities will include:
Contribute to the development of production systems and working methods, and influence the design work to achieve low production costs without compromising function and quality.
Contribute to the development of new technical solutions, and to the development of efficient production systems and assembly lines based on Lean principles.
Deploy advanced tooling options where they can be effectively leveraged.
During the initial startup phase, there will be a great deal of interaction with the engineering teams in Sweden, which may require travel for meetings and training.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline is required. Master's degree desirable.
3+ years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in Aerostructures.
Driven, innovative and takes initiative without being asked.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively in a team setting.
Must be able to travel internationally.
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.
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.