Principal Quality Engineer

Job Ref: 2877499342 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

We are seeking a Principal Quality Engineer to drive production quality as we move in to the next exciting stage of the company’s growth – rapid production and launch of Electron vehicles at unprecedented frequency. You will ensure the reliability of flight components and assemblies, as well as evaluating product and process output data to drive improvements in manufacturing quality. You will actively represent quality objectives in design and development teams.

Key Responsibilities include;
  • Inspection and Test Process
  • First Build Reviews and Walk downs
  • Evaluate and analyze production quality landscape
  • Root Cause & Corrective Action Investigations
  • Problem Review/Audit/Closure
  • Document review
  • Production Process Audit/Improvement
Essential Requirements:
  • 10+ years in a quality, manufacturing, or design engineering role in a high volume, complex manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of quality tools such as Lean principles, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action, Advanced Product
  • Quality Planning (APQP), Metrology, Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (P-FMEA), Control Plans, and various problem-solving approaches
  • Experience supporting production of complex electro-mechanical, mechanical, or composites systems in high volume work centers and/or during production ramp-up
  • Proven track record of year on year process improvement activities
  • Has successfully introduced new product to the shop floor having been part of the pre-development design for manufacture process
  • Has conducted both process and design FMEAs which has resulted in substantial reduction of risk and design changes
  • Able to identify new technologies and develop to real shop floor solutions
  • Dedication to adopting a Lean approach to quality without compromising safety or reliability.
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, manufacturing, mechanical or material sciences engineering
What’s in for you?
This is a new role for Rocket Lab and this a great opportunity for you have real impact. We'll offer you a career-defining role, interesting and meaningful projects working with world leading experts. You will lead, inspire and support team members to reach their potential and deliver on our mission to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Based at our new state of the art facility in Mt Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand this comes with a range of staff benefits in including subsidised lunches and am on-site gym.

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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