Engineering

Aircraft Technician

Job Ref: 250984925 | 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 a new launch vehicle using state of the art manufacturing and production techniques, working closely with the test engineers and the design engineers to achieve the highest product quality and safety standards.

You will be preparing and assembling the orbital vehicle systems and subsystems to the highest quality standards. Key tasks will include the assembly of the rocket tank high-pressure Helium and Nitrogen pressurization systems using Swagelok valves, tubing and fitting components.

Your attention to detail will be vital as you will record and document every modification, deviation & updates.

 

Minimum requirements

  • 5+ years’ work experience in aeronautic/aerospace systems assembly, construction and modifications. In particularly, experience with high pressure pneumatic Swagelok components assembly is essential.
  • A very tidy, methodical and meticulous approach to work.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices for assembly work and procedures.
  • A problem-solving, proactive, enthusiastic and creative approach to work
  • Capable of working effectively as part of a team as well autonomously
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • The ability to take a flexible approach and to adapt to change quickly and positively.
  • The ability to think quickly and make accurate judgments.

About Rocket Lab

For most people the idea of a rocket launch brings up images from the Apollo era: monstrous booster engines, ground-shaking noise, and a behemoth of a machine slowly climbing against the grasp of Earth’s gravity. This iconic image, the one that transformed us into a space-going species, captures the power and strength of rockets. But it is not the image that will make space a commercial reality.

Replace this image with the bustle of a high speed assembly line, where rocket boosters feed off a conveyor belt connecting to pre-encapsulated payload stages, rolling out on to the launch pad one after the other. This image, by contrast, is about speed and efficiency and what the Rocket Lab Electron orbital project is all about.

Rocket Lab has created a legacy of excellence by developing innovative solutions to ambitious aerospace problems for the likes of DARPA and other technically demanding customers. Now fully funded by major Silicon Valley venture capital funds, Rocket Lab is focused on redefining how the world accesses space by building Electron; a revolutionary launch system designed to meet the launch requirements of the rapidly expanding small satellite market.

Known in the industry for rapidly developing cost effective solutions from the ground up, Rocket Lab believes in giving highly skilled engineers ownership of complex aerospace systems from start to finish. This ethos offers engineers the satisfaction of moving from the conceptualization and design phase through to hands on work; building, testing and ultimately flying their creations.

Rocket Lab also offers a unique opportunity for the world’s best and brightest engineers to work with a young team passionate about what they are doing while also enjoying the high standard of living New Zealand has to offer.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role Requirements

  • Work on the Electron Launch Vehicle
  • Be part of the team creating history
  • Auckland Airport Location

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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