Propulsion Assembly Technician

Job Ref: 4052410003 | Type: Full-time

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About The Role

Why 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!

Propulsion Assembly Technician

The ideal candidate will have industry experience as a propulsion assembly technician or an A&P license with 2+ years of experience in aviation, aerospace, or similar industry performing functions such as; mechanical assembly, repair, rebuild and/or overhaul (R&O), modification & maintenance.

As a propulsion assembly technician you will build sub-assemblies for the Rutherford rocket engine. Rutherford is regeneratively cooled electric turbo-pump rocket engine with LOx and kerosene propellants. The engine consists of a thrust chamber, pumps, valves, plumbing, TVC actuators, motor controllers, and other mechanical components.

Required Education & Experience

  • Industry or trade certified.
  • 2+ years of experience in mechanical assembly for aerospace applications.
  • Talented with mechanical assembly tools, pressure testing equipment and welding preparation.
  • Talented with electrical assembly tools, bench testing and measuring instruments.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to work overtime and weekends, as needed.
  • Eye for detail and a methodical, tidy and careful work ethic.

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • 5+ years of industry experience in mechanical fitting.
  • Experience with in-space mechanical assemblies.
  • Knowledgeable in manufacturing processes and continued product development.

Important Information:

To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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