LC 1 - Maintenance Supervisor

Job Ref: 30560454343 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

Launch Complex 1

The world’s only private orbital launch site, Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 is located on the beautiful Māhia Peninsula on New Zealand’s east coast. Though Rocket Lab designs and manufactures its rockets elsewhere in New Zealand, you’ll be part of the team at the actual launch site of Electron, working alongside a dedicated, hard-working, tight-knit crew. The diverse teams at Launch Complex 1 in Māhia are made up of East Coast locals, wider New Zealand and international staff who have relocated this popular beach and holiday destination. As well as enjoying the most beautiful drive to work you could ask for, opportunities abound on days off for surfing, fishing, and other outdoor activities that don't exist in major cities. The teams and facilities at Launch Complex 1 are growing all the time, making Māhia an exciting location for your next career move.  
About the Maintenance Supervisor role
As Maintenance Supervisor at LC1 you will be responsible for the planning, scheduling and delivery of all the servicing, maintenance and compliance certification required on site. 
There are several key facilities on site, the list below is just some of the areas the Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for.
  • LC1 – Security gates and fencing
  • Launch Pads
  • Launch Vehicle Integration Facility
  • Payload Integration Clean Rooms
  • Engineering Workshops
  • Range Power Plants
  • Range Control Centre and support facilities
  • Weather Balloon Facility
We are looking for someone to establish and manage a smart, flexible and agile preventative and corrective maintenance program.  In addition to this they will take responsibility for supervising facility upgrades and expansion projects.
Preferred skills and expertise 
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar position
  • Experienced implementing and operating a CMMS system
  • Experience working in a 5S environment
  • Proven experience working with Gantt charges, planning software and standard MS Office software
  • Takes initiative and able to work unsupervised
  • A highly organised and proactive approach to your work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • The ability to remain cheerful and appreciable in all situations
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.

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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