Launch Vehicle Assembly Technicians

Job Ref: 257193311 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

You will be working in an exciting fast paced environment with a team of motivated engineers to manufacture, assemble and develop a satellite launch vehicle. This launch vehicle named Electron has been designed entirely by Rocket Lab and its first launch is scheduled soon.
Working as part of the Vehicle Team you will be dedicated full time to the assembly of the many technical subcomponents of the rocket ranging from tanks, valves, pressurization system, electronics and engines to name a few. You will also be responsible for entire assembly of the stages that make up this launch vehicle. You will also be certifying the launch vehicles assembly prior to each test and flight. You will work closely with other engineering professionals to capture and improve the design, manufacturing and operation of the engine to ensure the performance of the electron launch vehicle is achieved.
We are looking for thinkers and doers to work in a very dynamic, fast pace environment, you will be challenged on a daily basis and to succeed you will need to be able to learn quickly and utilize your own initiative whilst working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
You don’t need to rocket experience prior to applying for this role (although that would be nice) a good background in machine building would be suitable. Rockets are technical machines with a range of different components so anyone capable of working
Minimum Requirements
  • To be trade qualified with experience relevant to the position
  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Experience with assembly and maintenance procedures
  • Capable building complex engineering machines
  • Experience with TIG welding preferable
  • Capable with manual workshop machinery
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven experience working to deadlines 

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

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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