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Propulsion Testing Technicians

Job Ref: CBcbcb | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role


Rocket Lab is preparing to launch a historic mission to the Moon for NASA. Our propulsion team is critical to the mission’s success through the development and testing of our HyperCurie and Rutherford engines.

This is your chance to join the team as the Propulsion Testing Technician and play a pivotal role in helping us get to the Moon.

Your primary mission involves testing hardware from development, qualification, and acceptance for flight at both subsystem and component level.
In addition to propulsion testing, facility infrastructure work is required to support the test facility including maintenance, upgrades and contributions to new projects. 

While experience with propulsion systems is ideal, you don’t have to come from a space industry background to work at Rocket Lab. If you’re looking to launch your space career and have technical experience with mechanical, mechatronic, or electrical assemblies, we want to hear from you.

This is a rare opportunity to contribute to a development program for lunar missions, while also ensuring legacy programs like Rutherford engine testing runs smoothly.

What you bring:
  • Experience working with aviation or equivalent fault intolerant assemblies
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical production or maintenance activities
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Experience working with PPE and safety processes on hazardous equipment and environments
  • Experience working in clean room environments including oxygen service cleanliness
  • Able to quickly identify and communicate deviations and has an eye for continuous improvement
  • Appropriate trade certificate in Mechanical or Electrical assembly
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

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