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Production Internship

Job Ref: 2786933 | Type: Contract or Temp

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About The Role

Launch your career with one of the most exciting summer internship opportunities in New Zealand!

Following the success of our first rockets in 2017 and 2018, Rocket Lab has been gearing up for production, and we are looking for rising stars to join our hard working team over the summer. Launch your career with one of the most exciting summer internship opportunities in New Zealand! Following the success of our first rockets in 2017 and 2018, Rocket Lab has been gearing up for production, and we are looking for rising stars to join our hard working team over the summer. 

The Production Intern will work within the Manufacturing Engineering team, who are tasked with supporting the production line of the Electron launch vehicle. This talented engineering team support all aspects of manufacturing, from procedure writing, to quality analysis and manufacturing improvement.

They work across multiple disciplines of mechanical, composite and avionic manufacture. The manufacturing techniques used on Electron represent the cutting edge of technology, from 3D printing to laser welding, from electronic PCB assembly to complex harness construction. High attention to detail and exacting quality standards are a minimum requirement.

The successful candidate will be working within this team to support the needs of the Composite, Mechanical and Avionic Production departments. Work experience will be varied and challenging, but rewarding.

Internship requirements:
  • At least a 3rd year engineering student (or equivalent qualification)
  • Be self-driven and willing to take initiative, leading by example
  • Team player, with excellent communication skills
  • Well organized and able to prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Understand and can interpret engineering drawings
  • Be able to demonstrate a background in practical engineering experience, outside of study
  • Experience with CAD software, particularly Solidworks, is preferred
  • Comfortable interacting with external suppliers - prior experience in retail or customer service is a plus
  • Have a working understanding of Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management and Lean Manufacturing.
Include the following with your application:
  • Your CV
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A cover letter including an example of an engineering project you have completed in your spare time and describe the value this added. 

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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