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HV Battery Technician

Job Ref: 2937532ccc | 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 a High Voltage Battery Technician at Rocket Lab you will be tasked with assembling all the batteries that power the Electron Launch Vehicle.  This work will require previous assembly experience and extreme attention to detail to attain the high level of reliability required for aerospace components.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
  • Manufacture of high voltage battery packs including – PCB Assembly, Brick enclosure assembly, electrical assemblies with harnessing and soldering, high voltage pack assembly
  • Test subassemblies and high voltage battery packs using specialist test equipment and software
  • Use common hand tools – screwdrivers, pliers, spanners etc
  • Use specialist tools and equipment; wire strippers, torque drivers, milliohmeter. Multimeter, DC power supply etc
  • The ability to read, understand and follow manufacturing instructions and drawings
  • Capable of understanding and following all health and safety procedures
 
Required skills & experience
  • 4+ years electrical assembly experience
  • The ability to learn quickly whilst also being capable of working unsupervised
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build excellent working relationships
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as semi-autonomously
  • Experience working with electrical components in an ESD environment
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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