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Manufacturing Engineer - Vehicle Integration

Job Ref: 3102137cb | 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!

Your mission
Our world-leading team is growing as we take on exciting new programs, including our own satellite manufacturing division and a mission to the moon for NASA.  The future at Rocket Lab is bright and we are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer II within Vehicle Integration to facilitate and optimize production and launch vehicle system tests for a high-growth production environment, ensuring standard manufacturing principles are practised 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 Vehicle Integration include practicing lean manufacturing techniques, project management, leading root cause analysis investigations, creating and approving technical documentation, and driving action toward 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
  • 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
  
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 http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html.

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