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CNC programmer/machinist

Job Ref: 3289549 | 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
The Machine Shop team program and operate a range of manual and CNC mills and lathes to support Rocket Lab production and R&D activities. Machinists receive CAD models from engineering from which they develop the CAM programs and ultimately undertake the machining of the components. Daily operations are a mixture of jobbing and repeat production machining of flight hardware, or they could be one off or custom jobs to support first article, tooling or R&D activities. As a Technician, you will be hands on, working with tools, equipment and/or facilities to build, launch or test Electron launch vehicles or components. Your responsibilities contribute to the overall production and launch schedule
Essential skills
  • Trade qualified in relevant industry
  • Must be able to demonstrate 4+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Proven experience with the operation of CNC machining equipment
  • Proven experience with CAM programming, ideally NX-CAM
  • Demonstrable knowledge in GD&T and measurement instruments
  • Experience in jobbing, one off machining
  • Precision mechanical assembly
  • Comfortable working to exacting standards
  • Experience with 5-axis machining is preferred but not essential
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

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