Saab - Senior Quality Engineer

POSTED: March 22, 2023
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Job Description:

At Saab in West Lafayette, IN, you have the opportunity to join a team that will manufacture the rear section of the T-7A Redhawk military trainer aircraft for the United States Air Force. When at full capacity by 2027, Saab will employ over 250 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.

As Saab continues to expand their new operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Senior Quality Engineer, BSQ (BSQ – Boeing Supplier Quality) who will be responsible leading the execution of contractually required customer in-process inspections for the West Lafayette facility.


  • Develop Boeing In-Process Inspection procedures and roles for the T7 program.
  • Act as the lead Saab representative on the West Lafayette T7 BSQ team.
  • Coordinate generation and closure of Verification Rejection Documents (VRD) in Boeing Supplier Quality Information System (SQIS).
  • Track exit criteria of inspections.
  • Lead problem resolution team for Notice of Escapes (NOE) from Boeing.
  • Monitor and analyze risk while preparing risk mitigation plans with root cause analysis and systemic problem solving.
  • Contribute to a people-first culture in alignment to Saab values, demonstrating core Company values: Trust, Drive, Expertise and Support.
  • Support other projects as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM related discipline is required.
  • MBA, M.Sc. or an equivalent documented education or certifications a plus.
  • 7+ years of experience with expertise of the aerospace industry a plus.
  • ASQ – Certified Quality Engineer, IPC certification(s), and/or other related industry certifications are desired.
  • Excellent communication and team project experience
  • Experience working in an international team environment.
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DOD) programs, procedures, and processes is a strong plus.
  • Knowledge about quality systems and requirements and project management.
  • Ability to apply an overall perspective, good commercial judgement and to carry out long-term development of strategic business relationships.
  • Management ability, aptitude for building networks and very good cooperation and communication skills.
  • Ability to drive and lead change. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well independently or as a team, with capacity to drive a working process forward.
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organization 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).

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 18,000 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 seven 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.


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