Manufacturing Engineer - 6 month contract

Job Ref: 3265424cb | Type: Contract or Temp

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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 purpose of the Manufacturing Engineer I (6-month contract) is to facilitate the development and commissioning of the new Reaction Wheel production line.

This position will work closely and develop strong relationships with Manufacturing and Design Engineers, Assembly Technicians, Machinists and subject matter experts across a range of departments to enable the development and commissioning of the production line.

Regular activities of the Manufacturing Engineer I include practicing Manufacturing best practices, developing and optimizing processes for Production, and implement new processes through design, prototyping, test, and integration.

Essential skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or related.
  • 6-month fixed term contract
  • 3+ years’ experience as a Manufacturing / Production / Process Engineer
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems within a Manufacturing environment
  • Strong communicator, with proven ability to communicate and deliver clear and concise KPI’s
  • Can-do approach and flexibility to thrive around growing teams and processes
  • Previous experience in implementation of Major Capex project delivery
Desirable skills
  • Experience with Siemens Team Center/ Infor LN 
  • Knowledge of production quality metrics. 
  • Experience transitioning products from prototype to production 
  • IQ / PQ process driven project completion
  • PPS problem solving
  • Programming – Industrial PLC’s
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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