Manufacturing Engineer II - Composites

Job Ref: 3215109 | 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.
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About the role
The primary purpose of the Manufacturing Engineer II within the Composites department is to facilitate and optimize production of Launch Vehicle composites items for a high-growth production environment, ensuring standard manufacturing principles are practiced to meet stringent deadlines. This position will work closely and develop strong relationships with all engineering disciplines, technicians, and subject matter experts across a range of departments to enable effective integration and test of the Electron launch vehicle. Regular activities of the Manufacturing Engineer II within Composites include practicing lean manufacturing techniques, project management, leading root cause analysis investigations, creating and approving technical documentation, and driving action towards achieving departmental KPIs.
Essential skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or related
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Manufacturing / Production / Process Engineer ideally for electromechanical systems
  • Hands-on technical experience debugging complex systems within a Manufacturing environment
  • Strong communicator, with proven ability to deliver KPI’s with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Can-do approach and flexibility to thrive around growing teams and processes
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Efficient in configuration part number creation
Desirable skills
  • Experience with ERP/PLM Systems - Siemens Team Centre / Infor LN
  • Knowledge of production quality metrics
  • Experience transitioning products from prototype to production (Assisting NPI engineers via DFMEA and PFMEA)
  • IQ / PQ process driven project completion
  • PPS problem solving
  • Implementation of large capital projects into a production environment
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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