Senior Manufacturing Engineer

POSTED: October 7, 2021
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Job Description:


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 Senior Manufacturing Engineer who is interested in further developing knowledge in manufacturing technology. The Manufacturing Engineering function will be responsible for all the production technical work for assembly and installation, from calculation, production preparation and production of process documentation, to verification. The function is also accountable for manufacturing engineering development, manufacturing techniques, and qualification of new products based on both Saab and customer requirements.

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be an integral link between the design team in Sweden and the new production team in West Lafayette. Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development of production systems and working methods, and influence the design work to achieve low production costs without compromising function and quality.

  • Lead the development of new technical solutions, and to the development of efficient production systems and assembly lines based on Lean principles.

  • Provide Producibility Reviews.

  • Process planning for current and new products.

  • Develop production flows and lay-outs.

  • Drives continuous improvement for efficient production.

  • 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.

    • 2+ years in 3DExperience - MBOM development and manufacturing planning

    • 5+ 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.


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