Engineering

Launch Safety Operations - Range Clearance

Job Ref: 267952812 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role


Following on from Rocket Lab’s recent successful launch of still testing on January 21st 2018 we are looking to expand our Launch Safety team, this is an Auckland based position with regular travel required to Launch Complex 1 (LC-1) in Mahia.

In this role you will be responsible for
  • Ensuring the clearance of a safe area around the launch range
  • Support missions from the Mahia facility during launches
  • Communicate with and direct airborne, marine, and land-based assets
  • Combine information from multiple sensor systems including radar, cameras, AIS, and mobile assets to build and communicate a situational picture
  • Engage the public and commercial vessels to ensure their awareness and cooperation around the safety zone
  • Contribute to the development, management, and documentation of systems and procedures to manage range safety around our growing facility and increasing launch frequency.
This role is ideal for someone with previous experience operational experience, a background in port management, Navy or Air Traffic Control would be ideal.  Rocket Lab offers a unique working environment and the opportunity to work with driven, highly successful individuals all working together as a team towards the same goal.

Minimum requirements:
  • 4+ years experience in a marine or port traffic management, air traffic control, naval surveillance and management, or equivalent role
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a wide variety of vessel or equivalent movements over a wide area
  • Experience in high-pressure, time critical public safety management environments
  • Experience in fast-paced commercial projects
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, including a demonstrated ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
Preferred
  • Tertiary qualifications in an engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in safety and/or risk management
  • New Zealand maritime radio, GPS, and radar operator certificates or equivalent
About Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab’s mission is to revolutionize the way we access space. We develop and launch advanced rockets to put small payloads into orbit more frequently, at a fraction of the cost of cumbersome traditional launch services. We are ushering in a new era of unprecedented access to space.

Small satellites have a crucial role to play in improving understanding of our planet and humanity’s impact on it. Rocket Lab’s lightweight carbon composite Electron launch vehicle is designed to give these satellites dedicated launches and flexible orbit options. From real-time earth imaging and improved natural disaster prediction, to crop management and global internet, improved access to space enables us to take informed, deliberate steps in the management of our planet.

On May 25 2017, Electron made history as the first orbital-class launch vehicle to reach space from a private launch facility. It marked a significant milestone in eliminating commercial barriers and opening space for business. Founded in 2006 by Peter Beck, Rocket Lab is headquartered in Los Angeles with operations and a launch site in New Zealand. It is a privately funded company with investors including Khosla Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lockheed Martin, Promus Ventures and Data Collective.

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 http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html.

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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