Defence / Emergency / Security

Launch Safety Operations - Range Clearance

Job Ref: 2817876JD | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About the role:
This role is responsible for launch operations, procedure development, planning, system specification, technical writing, producing licensing material and maintaining compliance, including establishing and maintaining safety systems. More specifically you will;
  • Develop novel systems and processes to allow for rapid and frequent launches while ensuring safety across enormous safety zones.
  • Hands-on specifying and creating the system
  • Will use a variety of technologies and skills to monitor enormous safety areas on land, on the water, and in the air.
  • Will confidently and effectively work with members of the public, especially recreational and commercial maritime vessels.
  • Potential to support the safety and reliability of launch organisation and emergency response preparation.

Essential Skills & Experience;
  • 5-8 years’ experience in air traffic control, naval surveillance and management or in a marine or port traffic management or equivalent role
  • Experience in high-pressure, time critical public safety management environments
  • Experience in fast-paced commercial projects
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, including a demonstrated ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
Preferred Skills & Experience;
  • Tertiary qualifications in an engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in safety and/or risk management
  • New Zealand maritime radio, GPS, and radar operator certificates or equivalent
What is in it for you?
This is a career defining opportunity. You will inspire and support team members to reach their potential and deliver on our mission to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Based at our new state of the art facility in Mt Wellington with regular travel to Mahia, this comes with a range of staff benefits in including subsidised lunches and an on-site gym. We employ world leading experts at Rocket Lab and as such we offer a competitive remuneration package and relocation assistance.


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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