Propulsion Test Cell Internship (6 months)

Job Ref: 2559375PTCI | Type: Contract or Temp

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About The Role

Launch your career with one of the most exciting 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. 

Our Propulsion team based at our Engine Test Cell are a hands-on bunch who constantly test our engines for the Electron vehicle. They follow the engine hardware from initial product development, to flight qualification tests, then through to launch. This isn't your average interning role - you can fully immerse yourself in learning all you can from experienced engineers and assist with continual improvements to our facilities and software systems. 

On a day to day basis you'll support operations at our world class test facilities. This will involve a combination of performing maintenance on various fluid and electrical systems and building new tooling to make the test site more efficient. The testing environment is so dynamic, there are always new challenges so we will look for you to be adaptive and eager to assist the team in many different ways.

This internship programme will certainly have its perks, as you learn from the best in the aerospace industry, watch live test fires, 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) 
  • Good hands-on skills (e.g. prior experience working on cars or airplanes)
  • Instrumentation experience
  • Confidence or practical experience with Python, C/C++, or MATLAB
  • A willingness to get stuck in to practical tasks
  • The ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment
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: 6-month internship (dates subject to the successful candidate's 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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