Maintenance Planning Engineer

Job Ref: 3206315 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

About Rocket Lab
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.
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.

Your Mission
As Maintenance Planning Engineer you will be responsible for the planning and scheduling of maintenance and upgrade project activities for the Rocket Lab’s Test facilities, whilst still having the opportunity to be hands on.

These facilities include are located in South Auckland and the Waikato and are critical to the propulsion operations within the company.
On a daily basis rocket engines, subcomponents and full Electron stages undergo rigorous testing by a highly skilled team. The facilities and the team involved need to ensure efficient and reliable operation of the test sites so that the Rocket components can be put through their paces before launch to space.  

What you need to bring to the position?
  • 5+ years’ experience in maintenance planning
  • Experience implementing new CMMS systems
  • Strong maintenance engineering experience and a willingness to still be hands on
  • The ability to take initiative and capable of working unguided
  • Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Experience with Gantt charts, planning software and MS applications
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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