About The Role
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.
As Junior Manufacturing Engineer at Rocket Lab you days will be varied and interesting, working alongside experienced Manufacturing Engineers you will be providing support across all aspects of the Electron launch vehicle’s production line. You’ll have the opportunity to develop tools and dashboards, develop work instructions with the goal of improving quality and improving the overall production process. This is the perfect opportunity for a recent graduate to use their skills gained at University in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
Preferred skills and expertise
- Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical, electrical or mechatronics, Computer Science or equivalent qualification
- The ability to read, interpret and create engineering drawings
- Comfortable working with engineering Bill of Materials (BOM) and drawing revisions
- Highly organised, proactive, self-motivated and open to learning
- Equally comfortable in the workshop and at a desk
- Knowledge and ability to apply Lean manufacturing principles is preferred
- Excellent MS Office skills and communication, particularly Excel and coding experience would be advantageous
- Working knowledge of SQL databases and programming is preferred.
- The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Rocket Lab’s state-of-the-art rocket development and production facility in Mt Wellington, Auckland, is designed for rapid mass production of the Electron rocket. Opened in October 2018, the facility enables the company to build an Electron rocket every week.
Being based at this facility, this role comes with a range of team benefits including subsidised meals and an on-site gym.
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.