Engine Technician

Job Ref: 247241025 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

Working as part of the Propulsion team you will be dedicated full time to the mechanical assembly, maintenance and improvement of the Rutherford Rocket Engine. The rocket engine is a Lox/Kerosene regenerative cooled pump fed engine that is the workhorse for Rocket Lab’s orbital launcher program and is named after the famous New Zealand scientist Ernest Rutherford.


As Rocket Lab’s Engine Technician you will be responsible for certifying the engine’s assembly prior to each hot fire test and its installation into the Electron launch vehicle.  You will work closely with other engineering professionals to capture and improve the design, manufacturing and operation of the engine to ensure the performance of the electron launch vehicle is achieved.


Minimum Requirements

  • To be a qualified Fitter Turner or Aircraft Engineer
  • 5+ years industry experience
  • A high level of attention to detail coupled with a methodical and careful approach to work
  • A methodical, careful and tidy work ethic
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with manufacturing and engineering professionals.
  • Experience with creating assembly and maintenance procedures
  • Proven experience working to deadlines

Role Requirements

  • Cutting edge technology
  • See your work fired in to Space
  • Auckland Airport Location

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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