Engineer II - Mechanical Development and Test

Job Ref: 3268249 | 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 Mechanical Development & Test Engineer II carries out the various functions of the Mechanical Development & Test Team with a level of expertise in a particular area or areas with the department which allows the role to work unsupervised and able to plan their own workflows through a testing program. This includes planning, designing, and implementing test programs related to the launch vehicle and sub-systems. The role work closely with the production team, design engineers and analysts, assembly technicians and fitter / turners to achieve high quality products.
Essential skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Aerospace/Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering) 
  • 2+ years’ test engineer experience 
  • Knowledge of instrumentation (pressure, temperature, flow, etc.) 
  • Creative, analytical, good at problem solving 
  • Clear communication skills 
  • Calm under pressure 
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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