Junior Design Engineer

Job Ref: 2689110432 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

Working as part of the Electron Vehicle Team, you will have the opportunity to work on the Electron launch vehicle using state of the art manufacturing and production techniques.  

As Junior Design Engineer at Rocket Lab, you will be part of the team creating the world’s first mass-produced orbital launch vehicle.   You will take ownership for seeing any changes to processes all the way through from drawings to travelers etc.  The aim is for every detail you catch to make this vehicle safer, more efficient and easier to produce, your input will contribute to ongoing success of this project.  

You will be working in a very dynamic, fast pace environment along side experienced engineers, to succeed it is vital that you are capable of working under pressure and to tight deadlines.  

Minimum Requirements
  • A mechanical engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • Proficient in SolidWorks CAD package or similar design package
  • Drafting experience
  • Heavy emphasis on achievement and details – getting things done efficiently, effectively and to the highest quality standards
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, creative and open to learning
  • Capable of working as part of a team as well as autonomously
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • The ability to take a flexible approach and to adapt to change quickly
  • Have tenacity, a can-do attitude and the ability to think quickly and make accurate judgments

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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