About The Role
- Plan and execute Flight Safety System certification tasks with U.S. government agencies (e.g. FAA, Air Force, NASA) across all Rocket Lab launch locations
- Evaluate FAA, RCC, DoD and/or U.S Air Force compliance of the FTS and AFTS system, providing direction for tailoring, waivers, or delta-qualification programs
- Review and tailor the EEEE Piece Parts Program and ongoing compliance
- Analyze new vehicle changes for electrical, mechanical, and EMI/EMC compliance impacts
- Analyze technical issues for the risk to the flight safety system, including determination of probability and consequence
- Expand and manage FTS and AFTS operator training and certification programs
- Work with cross-departmental teams to analyze flight data and generate post-flight FTS/AFTS performance reports
- Review operational and non-operational environments including vibration, thermal, and EMI/EMC environments to ensure FTS testing compliance
- Work with vendors and suppliers to set up quality controls and supplier relationships
- Support the AFTS program lead in establishing quality processes for manufacturing, installation, and testing
- Degree in electrical, electronics, aerospace engineering, or equivalent
- 5+ years professional industry experience
- Knowledge of US Government flight safety system requirements
- Knowledge of US Government testing standards and specifications
- Broad technical knowledge of flight safety system design and testing
- Highly detail oriented, with excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to build relationships with vendors and external parties
- Experience with CFR-417, RCC-319, RCC-324, 91-710 compliance programs.
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.
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.