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Aircraft technician (permanent)

Job Ref: 3182191 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action-oriented.  
  
While other companies talk about it, we do it!

About the role
Mechanical assembly of launch vehicle components, propulsion systems or the vehicle itself. We have roles available across 3 teams in Mechanical Production, Propulsion Production and Vehicle Integration. Technicians receive packages of work and are responsible for completing both the assembly and functional testing of their systems. Precision assembly of mechanical hardware to exacting quality standards, as per the manufacturing work instructions.

Your attention to detail will be vital as you will record and document every modification, deviation & updates.
 
Minimum requirements
  • 3+ years’ work experience in aeronautic/aerospace systems assembly, construction and modifications. In particular, experience in working with high pressure hydraulic components assembly is desired.
  • Computer literate and comfortable operating electrical test equipment.
  • 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 judgements.

As well as a being a career-defining role, working at Rocket Lab means being part of meaningful projects with world-leading experts.

Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference.

We get things done. Our team is nimble, decisions are made quickly and we are action-oriented. While other companies talk about it, we do it. This means projects get the green light faster and ideas are put into practice rapidly. 

Everyone works on the big stuff. This isn’t a huge aerospace company where you get lost in bureaucracy and end up a tiny cog in a giant machine. At Rocket Lab, your work directly impacts the success of each mission. Everyone’s voice is heard and everyone can contribute major projects. This is your chance to play a pivotal role in developing space systems that change the way we access space.
  
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.

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