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Harness Technician

Job Ref: 3013343cbcb | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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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. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference.  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
As Rocket Lab evolves, so does growth and opportunity across our company.  An exciting position has opened to join our Avionics team as a Harness Technician.   This role will suit somebody who is passionate about working collaboratively in a team environment but also is comfortable working autonomously.  We encourage you to bring your creative ideas to the table, suggest any improvements that can be made but also display aptitude to follow instructions.   You will excel in this role if you have an appetite for learning and actively take on jobs that fall outside your schedule.
Key responsibilities:
  • Fabricate, assemble and test high quality, high reliability wire harness and electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Tasks require use of cabling tools such as soldering irons, crimping, torquing, potting and harness foam boards
  • Testing tasks require the use of a multimeter and automated testing equipment
  • Precisely follow quality inspection and manufacturing work instructions
  • Recording work in the shop floor management system (MRP)
  • Continuous improvement
  • Assist with the development of production processes for the first-time production run

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • A very high level of attention to detail and the ability to produce work to an exceptional standard of accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to read, understand and follow manufacturing instructions and drawings

What’s in it for you

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.

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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