Production & Manufacturing Internship

Job Ref: 2559375PMI | Type: Contract or Temp

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About The Role

Launch your career with one of the most exciting summer internship opportunities in New Zealand! Following the success of our first rocket ("It's a Test") we are looking for stand-out talent to join our hardworking team over the summer. 

Production Manufacturing is the facilitation of a smooth workflow environment between the designers, manufacturers (suppliers), through Quality control, testing and eventually through to the assembly technicians where the part is installed in its final form on the launch vehicle. 

This role involves taking a CAD design from a virtual status to a tangible part which will be used to build system(s) on the launch vehicle. This involves checking part designs have been finalized with our design engineers, and communicating with the procurement team regarding placing orders with our external suppliers. 

Following this, many parts require post manufacturing operations such as anodizing or heat treatment, which as our intern, you will be trained to carry out. Learning the processes for each type of post manufacturing treatment is crucial to ensure efficient production rates.

This internship programme will certainly have its perks, as you learn from the best in the aerospace industry, watch live test fires, have unlimited access to our snack and fruit baskets, attend our staff Christmas party, and (fingers crossed) view a launch alongside the dedicated people that made it happen. 

Internship requirements:
  • At least a 3rd or 4th year engineering student (or equivalent qualification)
  • Be self-driven and willing to take initiative, leading by example
  • Team player
  • Well organized and able to prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Understand and can interpret engineering drawings 
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Experience with CAD software, particularly Solidworks, is preferred.
  • Comfortable interacting with external suppliers - prior experience in retail or customer service is a plus
  • Have a working understanding of Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management and Lean Manufacturing.
Include the following with your application: 
  • Your CV
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A cover letter including an example of an engineering project you have completed in your spare time and describe the value this added. 
Internship dates: Monday 20 November 2017 - Friday 23 February 2018 (may vary depending on your course requirements). 

Applications close Sunday 27 August 2017 (get in quick - we snap up the best candidates as soon as they apply!)

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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