Prototype Wirer (eMANIP)

  • Job Reference: REQ_27315
  • Date Posted: 25 June 2024
  • Employer: Saab AB
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia's largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

The role:

In this role, you will be at the forefront of undersea robotic technology. Your focus will be working on the development and productionisation of our new robotic manipulator. You will be required to carry out wiring and build of complex assemblies, working closely with our Projects & Production Engineering departments.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

Essential skills

  • To assist the development and implementation of standard operating procedures in a lean manufacturing cell, ensuring prototypes are transferred smoothly into production. Knowledge and experience of:

    • Lean - One piece flow assy

    • Poka Yoke - error proofing

    • Supporting generation of SOP documents.

    • Material supply solution ideas [Kanban etc.]

    • 6S - optimising work station and tooling.

  • To have good problem solving abilities, working within an evolving process, generating innovative ideas and ensuring any design or build issues are highlighted to Production Engineering.

  • To be able to carry out duties alone or as part of a small team and to help and support others with training when possible by passing on knowledge and skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • To have a good understanding of electrical drawings and to be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and General Assembly instructions. Knowledge of:

    • Wiring, soldering and electrical looming

    • Crimp tools, crimps, receptacle, sleeving, connectors and heatshrink materials.

  • To work with complex and intricate mechanical assemblies including oil filling, harmonic drives, electrical braking systems and rotor/stators.

  • To ensure the working area is a safe and clean environment in compliance with the 6S, best practice and health & safety policies.

  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information & Technology) and other systems required to perform the role.

  • To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times.

  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business and delivery objectives or deadlines.

Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE)

  • Cooperate with the company to achieve a healthy, safe and sustainable working environment

  • Work in ways that ensure your own safety and that of others; "Do the right thing even when no one is looking"

  • Report any incidents, near misses or other health, safety and environmental concerns

  • Deliver all products and services in line with Saab Seaeye quality standards to ensure we meet our customer requirements and highlight any quality concerns or potential improvements