Production Test Engineer; Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 06 March 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

At Saab Sensor Systems you will have the opportunity to collaborate with world-class engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development, collaboration and support at all levels.  A business unit of Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, Sensor Systems is focused on the design, development, integration, test, deployment, and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems, primarily for industry partners and US Government agencies.  Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, we also offer opportunities to work from locations in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.

Your role

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC is seeking a Production Test Engineer to provide outstanding service to all Saab Defense and Security customers. Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include but are not limited to:

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, repair and debug complex radar, electro/mechanical equipment, computer systems, software, and networked and/or wireless systems. 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues independently or in collaboration with others. 
  • Report design, reliability, and maintenance problems to design engineering/software engineering. 
  • May interact with internal or external customers on specific technical issues.
  • May support other company functional areas such as customer installation and training.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated and committed to solving customer problems. A positive outlook, desire to help others, ability to listen and work collaboratively are crucial to succeed in this position. 

Your experiences and skills

  • AAS degree or higher in an engineering or related discipline.
  • 3+ years of experience OR 8+ years of relevant military or aerospace experience.
  • Must be capable of lifting and removing/replacing components weighing 50 pounds or more.


As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background investigation and/or successfully demonstrate eligibility to receive applicable Government security clearance(s).

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 15,500 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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