Test Facility Manager

Job Ref: 2710240 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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About The Role

This is a newly created position to meet the growth within Rocket Lab’s Propulsion Test Facilities. 

As Rocket Lab’s Test Facility Manager, you will be responsible for all the propulsion test facilities within the organisation, this includes:
  • The Auckland Test Cell for the Rutherford and Curie testing
  • The Stack Test Site for the stage stack testing (1hr drive from Auckland)
These test sites are critical to the propulsion operations within the company. On a daily basis rocket engines, subcomponents and full Electron stages are put through their tests by a highly skilled team. The facilities and the facility team need to ensure efficient and reliable operation of the test facility so that the Rocket components can be put through their paces before launch to space.

Minimum Requirements
  • 5+ years plant/facility management experience
  • Plant/facility project implementation (new equipment, maintenance etc)
  • Proven leadership with the ability to lead a team, contractors and suppliers
  • Experienced with progress reporting and achieving schedules
  • Excellent problem solving skills, initiative and attention to detail
  • An excellent understanding of New Zealand Health & Safety regulations and quality practises
Desired Skills
  • Production environment experience (manufacturing, testing etc)
  • Knowledge of process plumbing, steel fabrication and electrical components
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and LabView
  • Knowledge of CAD
  • Managed a team of 5+ direct reports
  • Rocket Engine test experience

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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