Configuration Lead

Job Ref: 3289550cbcc | 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 purpose of this role is to oversee the smooth and efficient introduction of Engineering Change into Production. This involves managing both the Engineering Change process and its continuous improvement, as well as the successful delivery of individual Engineering Changes for the Electron vehicle and other products as determined.
As part of owning the Engineering Changes, the team also maintains an accurate and complete Bill of Materials for each vehicle build, and release these eBOM/mBOMs to the manufacturing teams in a timely manner to support the production schedule and ensure successful mission manifest.
The team will in turn work closely with many stakeholders in the company, including Supply Chain and Production, to keep Master Data up to date.
This purpose of this role therefore ensures that these teams work closely and effectively together with improved communication within the company
As team lead of the Configuration Group it will be important that you are supportive of the team members and helping to develop their project management skills and level of influence at Rocket Lab.
Essential skills
  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  • 5 years minimum work experience with Engineering Design
  • Project management experience and knowledge of best practices
  • Working knowledge of Engineering design, CAD, Engineering drawings, manufacturing processes
  • Strong understanding of Engineering Change Process and associated Configuration Management
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
Preferable Skills
  • Experience with PLM and/or ERP
  • Experience working in manufacturing environments
  • Proven team leadership skills
  • Confident in presenting to wider groups and Executive leadership
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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