Saab - Quality Engineer

POSTED: November 9, 2022
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Job Description:

As Saab is continues to build a new operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Quality Engineer to help develop a world-class Quality function. The ideal candidate has strong leadership skills, experience in aerospace, and is able to work as a team to solve problems and develop processes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Implement and execute the Quality Management System principles and processes for new site.
  • Support process development by integrating quality policy into procedures and continual process improvement.
  • Monitor the assembly cycle and perform regular tests/inspections to identify potential non-conformances as early as possible.
  • Monitor and analyze risk while preparing risk mitigation plans with root cause analysis and systemic problem solving.
  • Participate as a member of the Material Review Board team and lead proposed corrective actions.
  • Perform internal audits to ensure process maturity and capability while ensuring compliance for our customer, production, and supply chain functions.
  • Coordinate with external quality assurance auditors and technicians to ensure compliance.
  • Train future team members in quality principles and systems.
  • Deliver a people first culture in alignment to Saab leadership vision.
  • Other tasks as assigned to support operation.


Skills and Experience:

Skills And Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Quality, or related field required.
  • 3+ years of experience with expertise of the aerospace industry a plus.
  • MBA, M.Sc. or an equivalent documented education or certifications is a plus, but not required.
  • Hands-on experience with Quality Management Systems, testing and inspection methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills and team project experience
  • Experience working as part of an international team is a plus.
  • Ability to be self-driven and deliver a high quality of work.
  • Ability to drive and lead change.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

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 and (ii) 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.


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