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Launch & Test Operations Engineer

Job Ref: 3225568cb | 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.  
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About the role
As a Test and Launch Operations Engineer you will prepare for and conduct testing and operations of Electron, Photon, and Neutron vehicles including development testing, stack testing, pre-launch processing, and launch operations. You will develop and leverage your skills and technical expertise in key systems on launch vehicles, spacecraft, and test facilities including structures, mechanisms, propulsion, pressurization, hydraulics, pneumatics, HVAC, instrumentation, and related command & control systems. You will be a key part of Rocket Lab’s Integrated Operations team which is primarily responsible for integrated testing and launch operations.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Define test and operational requirements
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct testing and operations to meet program schedules
  • Develop, review, maintain, and improve test and operations procedures
  • Lead and conduct test and operations on-console (while maintaining situational awareness and real-time communications throughout test and operations activities)
  • Ensure that testing and operations preserve the quality and integrity of critical flight hardware
  • Perform real-time troubleshooting to resolve test and operations issues
  • Perform post-test and post-flight data review and analyses
  • Ensure health and safety policies and standard operating procedures are followed
  • Domestic and international travel will be required

Skills & Expertise – Essential
  • Bachelors in Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience in Engineering, Testing and/or Operations
  • Experience working with vehicle assemblies including integration, testing, and/or operations
  • Experience with Java, Python, or other object-oriented programming language beneficial
  • Experience with LabVIEW and PLC development for data acquisition & real-time control beneficial

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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