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Launch Tech Electrical

Job Ref: 3308622cbc | 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.
  
While other companies talk about it, we do it!
About the role
Our Electrical Launch Technician is key in enabling LC-1 in delivering launches at the highest rate of any launch site in the world.  You will be working with a tight-knit team of technicians and engineers to build, test and maintain critical launch systems.

Essential skills
  • Previous experience in heavy commercial or industrial environment
  • Experience and strong understanding of Instrumentation and control systems
  • Current NZ electrical licence
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Data systems and equipment
  • Computer literate and able to understand basic programming
  • Proven ability to read, understand and follow detailed schematics, drawings and instructions
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Capable of working under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Team player with a willingness to do what needs to be done when it needs doing along with a willingness to step outside skill set to learn and/or assist when required.
  • Confidence in skills and ability to make sound decisions under pressure
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to represent Rocket Lab within the local community and to build strong long-term relationships
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and capable of using your own initiative
  
Desirable skills
  • Previous experience working at a rocket launch facility and supporting launch campaigns
  • Experience using LabView or comparable User Interface
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of generators and UPS Systems
  • Understanding of fluid systems - pneumatic, cryogenic and/or hydraulics preferred
  • Computer literate and able to understand basic programming
  • First Aid Qualifications
  • Heavy machinery endorsements
  
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.
  
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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