Electrical Maintenance Technician (Kopuku)

Job Ref: 3260288 | Type: Contract or Temp

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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
Working at Rocket Lab's brand new Propulsion Test Complex in Kopuku as a Electrical Maintenance Technician, you’ll be part of the team that develops the Rutherford engine – the first 3D printed, electric pump-fed rocket engine to be launched to space. You will carry out essential Build & Maintenance work at the facility to ensure that the Propulsion Testing Infrastructure is functional and easily configurable for Test-firing various rocket thruster engines.
You will be hands-on daily, working with the tools and equipment below to build our vehicle test components and perform diagnostics and fault finding for test infrastructure maintenance. New projects are a weekly occurrence and our ideal candidate will be a quick-thinking problem-solver who may have worked in a variety of industries. This is a rare opportunity to contribute to a development program for space-faring missions, and to be a part of the Rocket Lab story.
Essential skills
  • Trade Qualifications in Electrical Instrumentation & Control
  • 5 years minimum experience in industry environments
  • Strong knowledge of sensor wiring, valves and piping, heat exchanges
  • Experience with PLC controllers and thermocouples
  • Knowledge of resistance temperature devices [from -180°C to 850°C]

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.

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