Saab - Senior Quality Engineer

POSTED: November 9, 2022
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Job Description:

As Saab continues to build a new operation in West Lafayette, IN, we are seeking a Senior Quality Engineer to join our team and help us to develop a world-class Quality function. The ideal candidate has strong leadership skills, experience in aerospace, and can work as part of a team to develop new processes, solve problems and mentor others.

  • Implement and execute the Quality Management System principles and processes.
  • 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.
  • Drive 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 and mentor 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 the operation.


Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quality or 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.
  • Excellent communication and team project experience, working in an international environment.
  • Experience working issues (root cause analysis, corrective and preventative actions), monitoring production performance data to identify trends, analyzing opportunities for continuous improvement, implementing corrective actions.
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DOD) programs, procedures, and processes is a strong plus.
  • Working knowledge of “Quality System Management”, per ISO 9001:2008/2015 or AS9100D, testing and inspection methodologies.
  • Knowledge about quality systems and requirements and project management.
  • Ability to use relevant modules of the ERP-system and other support systems.
  • 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.
  • ASQ – Certified Quality Engineer, IPC certification(s), and/or other related industry certifications are desired.

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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