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Maintenance Fitter

Job Ref: 3215932cbcc | 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
The Primary Role for the Maintenance Fitter is to support production of our state of the art, World Class Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Products.

Regular activities of this position include, maintenance of production plant and equipment, attending to breakdowns, implementation and assembly of new production equipment, improvements to existing production equipment and facilitating any Ad-Hoc production request for increased productivity.

Rocket Lab production areas are fast-paced and challenging environments. A successful applicant will show an ability to prioritise and adapt to production requirements, while utilising fundamental fault-finding techniques.

This position will work closely and develop strong relationships with all production teams, including Avionics and Manufacturing Engineers, Production Managers and Technicians.
Essential skills
  • Time served as Maintenance Fitter within a well-established production maintenance environment
  • Apprenticeship, Trade Certificate, technical Diploma or Bachelors in a relevant specialisation
  • Ability to interpret technical documents such as schematics, mechanical drawings and equipment specification documentation
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic experience
  • Be proficient with manual machine skills such as Lathe work, milling and general hand tools
Desirable skills
  • Can prepare reports on repairs or commissioning activities performed and distribute to stakeholders as needed
  • Experience with TIG welding stainless steel
  • HVAC and refrigeration experience
  • Registered Electrician or Electrical Engineering, Level 4
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

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