Fall 2018 Mechanical Engineering Co-Op/Internship; Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 12 February 2018

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

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Syracuse, NY


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What you will be part of

Saab Sensor Systems is a rapidly growing business unit located in Syracuse, NY operating within Saab Defense and Security USA LLC. The Sensor Systems Division is focused on design, development, integration, test, deployment and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems primarily for aerospace and defense industry partners, and US Government agencies. Saab Defense and Security USA LLC provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Your role

Build your resume experience and enhance your marketability with real-work, hands-on practice!

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, Sensor Systems Division is in search of motivated, enthusiastic Mechanical Engineering students who would be interested in applying their studies to real-world product development through a Co-Op opportunity.

Candidates will actively participate in the hardware development for Radar systems.

The position involves:

  • Working with senior mechanical engineers to design and develop models and drawings for various Radar Systems
  • Assist in the development of thermal and structural analysis reports
  • Participation in internal technical meetings and design reviews
  • Collaboration with mechanical lead for task planning and scheduling of own activities

Your experiences and skills

Required Education and Experience:

  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program focused in mechanical engineering
  • Must have completed Sophomore year of greater at time of hire
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Willing to take on challenges

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Familiarity with Solidworks
  • Prior Co-Op/Internship experience preferred

As a contractor for the United States Department of Defense, Saab Defense and Security USA LLC is an E-Verify participant and applicants must be U.S. Citizens in order to be considered for employment. 

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 14,700 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, or disability status.

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