Engineer - Propulsion Development

Job Ref: 3158371 | 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
Working as an Engineer in the Propulsion Engineering Team at Rocket Lab you will be responsible for owning product upkeep and development engineering work on propulsion systems.   You will be faced with engineering challenges and need to be capable of providing ideas and solutions, sharing your knowledge on theories and concepts to navigate and complete daily tasks.   It is vital you are a self-starter, capable of take on projects, establish timelines and delivering on these with minimal supervision.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be able to transfer your current engineering skills in to the world of rocket propulsion technology and be part of the Rocket Lab team.
Essential skills:

  • A degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • 2+ years of industry experience in design engineering
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Experienced in Solidworks or equivalent CAD programs
  • Experience working with one or more of the analysis types below to solve industry related problems applicable to rocket engines
    • Structural static and/or non-linear analysis
    • Modal and/or frequency domain analysis
    • Computational fluid dynamics analysis
    • Heat transfer or thermal analysis
    • Fatigue and/or creep analysis
    • DFMEA and/or PFMEA analysi
    • DMAIC and/or fishbone analysis
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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