Engineering

Graduate Propulsion Testing Opportunity - 6 month contract

Job Ref: 3119159 | Type: Contract or Temp

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About The Role

About Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit. 
   
Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. 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 relentlessly innovative team is behind Electron, the world’s only truly commercial small satellite launch vehicle in operation today. With multiple orbital launches under our belt and a record of 100% mission success, we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Every day we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.
 
About the role
Launch your career with one of the most exciting opportunities in New Zealand! We have an opportunity for a mechanical student looking to gain industry experience or a recent graduate to join our propulsion testing team.
  
You will assist in the testing, operations and analysis of the Curie propulsion system, by providing hands on support to our engineers and be involved in development and commissioning of equipment to support the Curie product. 
  
Minimum requirements
  • A Mechatronics degree or similar 
  • Capable of being self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Hands-on experience through engineering project teams, lab research, or through a prior relevant internship or work experience.
  • Professional and positive communication skills.
  • The ability to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings and electrical schematics
  • Instrumentation understanding together with strong data analysis skills
  • Experience with Python
  
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 http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html.

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