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Internal Launch Vehicle Assembly Technician

Job Ref: 281207632 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

Have you ever fancied seeing the inside of a rocket? Well in this role you have the opportunity to do just that.

In this position you will be installing equipment that goes inside Rocket Lab’s Electron Launch Vehicle, as you will be entering the rocket it is vital that you are comfortable working in confined spaces, there will always be someone on hand outside the rocket at all times.

To fit inside the launch vehicle, you will need to have hip measurements no greater than 94 cms circumference to ensure that you can easily get in and out of Electron safely.

Working inside the launch vehicle will be required approximately 2 days per week, so there is an opportunity for part time work or a full time role is available if your skills and experience can fit other roles available at Rocket Lab – please review our Careers page for these options.

To succeed in this role you will need a positive attitude and the ability to work well within a team it is vital. Prior experience working within confined spaces and/or electrical assembly work would be an asset.  You don’t need to have rocket experience prior to applying for this role (although that would be nice) as full training will be provided.

If this sounds like you and you are ready for a new challenge, then please apply today.

About Rocket Lab

For most people the idea of a rocket launch brings up images from the Apollo era: monstrous booster engines, ground-shaking noise, and a behemoth of a machine slowly climbing against the grasp of Earth’s gravity. This iconic image, the one that transformed us into a space-going species, captures the power and strength of rockets. But it is not the image that will make space a commercial reality.

Replace this image with the bustle of a high speed assembly line, where rocket boosters feed off a conveyor belt connecting to pre-encapsulated payload stages, rolling out on to the launch pad one after the other. This image, by contrast, is about speed and efficiency and what the Rocket Lab Electron orbital project is all about.

Rocket Lab has created a legacy of excellence by developing innovative solutions to ambitious aerospace problems for the likes of DARPA and other technically demanding customers. Now fully funded by major Silicon Valley venture capital funds, Rocket Lab is focused on redefining how the world accesses space by building Electron; a revolutionary launch system designed to meet the launch requirements of the rapidly expanding small satellite market.

Known in the industry for rapidly developing cost effective solutions from the ground up, Rocket Lab believes in giving highly skilled engineers ownership of complex aerospace systems from start to finish. This ethos offers engineers the satisfaction of moving from the conceptualization and design phase through to hands on work; building, testing and ultimately flying their creations.

Rocket Lab also offers a unique opportunity for the world’s best and brightest engineers to work with a young team passionate about what they are doing while also enjoying the high standard of living New Zealand has to offer.

Important Information

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant. These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=70e390c181ea17f847fa696c47e3140a&mc=true&r=PART&n=pt22.1.126#se22.1.126_118

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations.  Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality. For more information on these Regulations, click here.

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