Posted: 12/20/2021

Job Description:
As Saab is building a new advanced manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking Assemblers to build the aft fuselage for the U.S. Air Force new military trainer, the T-7A Red Hawk. To enable this new operation, an extensive transfer of knowledge and technology will take place from Saab’s facilities in Sweden to our new operation in Indiana – and that is where you come in!  The team will assemble the aircraft, train and lead new colleagues, and take on an active role in forming the state of the art production system.
Day-to-day tasks will include:
Execute standardized working procedures to deliver 100% quality according to requirements to install systems and final mechanical assembly on the aircraft structure.
Deliver work according to quality requirements and work instructions; implement the requirements in daily ways of working in a team-based environment.
Support daily, incremental continuous improvement highlighting advancement opportunities in safety, quality, cost, delivery, and morale.
General mechanical assembly and installation as required, to support other team members.
Ability to complete functional testing of assemblies and systems.
Handling of “Class A” surfaces which includes touch-up painting.
Sign off when work is complete according to specification.
Support the training and transfer knowledge to new employees.
Other tasks as assigned
Skills and Experience:
3-5 years of qualified mechanical experience in aeronautics or automotive manufacturing.
High school degree or equivalent required.
Technical degree or certification in the field of aviation assembly, mechanics, or maintenance is preferred but not required.
Experience in delivering high levels of quality in compliance with ISO/AS9100 a plus.
Proficiency interpreting engineering drawings and specifications in written and digital format required.
Ability to execute the appropriate working methods and select the right tools to meet the right level of quality and efficiency.
Ability to work with standardized procedures for high repeatability in a highly advanced and connected environment.
Excellent communication and team working skills.
Ability to travel internationally and obtain a passport is required; it is preferred for candidates to have a valid passport prior to employment.
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 hand held power tools.
Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
Hearing and vision within required ranges to complete essential job functions.
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).
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).
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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability
401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match
Tuition assistance
Employee assistance programs
Employee stock purchase program with employer match
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.