About The Role
Rocket Lab is the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch. Launching from right here in New Zealand, we design and build innovative technology to give small satellites a premium ride to orbit.
Small satellites play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives – they connect us, keep us safe, help us understand our planet and manage our impact on it, and they enable us to innovate and explore. 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 relentlessly innovative team is behind Electron, the world’s only truly commercial small satellite launch vehicle in operation today. With multiple orbital launches under our belt and a record of 100% mission success, we’re opening access to space to improve life on Earth. We’ve built a world class team with a reputation for doing the impossible. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference. Every day, we pursue ideas that challenge, excite and demand more of us, and we make them real. Be a part of it.
About the role
Working as part of the Electron Vehicle Team, you will have the opportunity to work on a new launch vehicle using state of the art manufacturing and production techniques, working closely with the test engineers and the design engineers to achieve the highest product quality and safety standards.
You will be preparing and assembling the orbital vehicle systems and subsystems to the highest quality standards. Key tasks will include the assembly of the rocket tank high-pressure Helium and Nitrogen pressurization systems using Swagelok valves, tubing and fitting components.
Your attention to detail will be vital as you will record and document every modification, deviation & updates.
- 3+ years’ work experience in aeronautic/aerospace systems assembly, construction and modifications. In particularly, experience with high pressure pneumatic Swagelok components assembly is essential.
- A very tidy, methodical and meticulous approach to work.
- In-depth knowledge of best practices for assembly work and procedures.
- A problem-solving, proactive, enthusiastic and creative approach to work
- Capable of working effectively as part of a team as well autonomously
- The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
- The ability to take a flexible approach and to adapt to change quickly and positively.
- The ability to think quickly and make accurate judgements.
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.
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.