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CNC Operator - Afternoon Shift Entry Level opportunity

Job Ref: 2449942 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role


You will be working on the manufacturing of the electron launch vehicle - specifically the machining of the various components that make up this unique rocket. Day to day you will need to machine parts as required by the manufacturing schedule to meet our launch dates. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to gain experience and work alongside some of the best engineers in New Zealand.


The vast majority of the components that you will machine are used directly on the rocket and will travel to space! An enthusiastic and self-motivated attitude is required to fit into the team. All parts require a high attention to detail to ensure success of the assemblies which make up the electron launch vehicle.

We have machines in house including 3 axis lathes and mills that use either Siemens or Fanuc controllers. The tool path programming is programmed with either SmartCAM or GibbsCAM.


Minimum Requirements

  • Trade qualified, recent graduates with minimum experience will be considered for this role
  • Self-motivated and proactive in your work, with good time management skills
  • A high level of attention to detail – you’ll be making rocket engine parts
  • A methodical, careful and tidy work ethic
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and to deadlines






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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