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Composites Technician - Apprenticeship

Job Ref: 2952774CBC | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About us:
Rocket Lab’s mission is to revolutionise the way we access space and with three successful launches this year, we are well on track to reach our goal of launching a dozen missions in 2019!  We develop and launch advanced rockets to put small payloads into orbit more frequently, at a fraction of the cost of traditional launch services.    This success would not be possible if it wasn’t for our dedicated and innovative employees…and right now, we have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join our composites team!

About you:
We are looking for candidates that are driven and passionate about learning and creating.  As an apprentice at Rocket Lab we will be enabling you to earn while you learn….sound good? With the help of our highly qualified technicians we will train you in all aspects of composite rocket building.  When signing on to an apprenticeship with Rocket Lab you will be entering into a 3-4-year program after which you will be recognized as a fully qualified trades-person.
Over that period you will learn the following:
  •  Health and safety
  • The ability to use hand tool, power tools and other standard industry tools
  • How to Laminate carbon fiber and fiberglass
  • Construction techniques in composites 
  • How to read and work from construction drawing 
  • Time management 
  • Beginning skills of project management 
 In addition to above, you will learn so much more about professional working life, our industry and at the end of your time you are recognized as a fully qualified trades-person with a level 4 certificate.

At Rocket Lab you are called a Composites Technician but this title will also lead you to further your career at Rocket-lab or lead you into an alternative career in:

  • The Marine Industry
  • High-end automotive manufacturing
  • Aerospace and Space

 What else is in it for you:
  • All your fees are paid for
  • Great pay while you learn
  • Support from a tradesman 1:1 during the apprenticeship
  • Susidised lunches and other meals
  • Use of an onsite gym
  • A great team environment
 What we expect from you:
  • Commitment
  • A willingness to learn
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • A strong work ethic
  • A Basic knowledge in applied mathematics and literacy
  • An understanding of basic technology and the ability to use a computer
We can't wait to hear from you and start the exciting adventure of developing your career!

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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