Vehicle Design Engineer

Job Ref: 2490177 | Type: Permanent / Full Time

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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.
You will make a real difference. As a design engineer at Rocket Lab, you are creating the world's first mass-produced orbital launch vehicle. Every idea you have, every detail you catch that will make this vehicle safer, more efficient and easier to produce will contribute to the success of this adventure.
We need your expertise in compact, complex and reliable mechanical assemblies design working in extreme environments.
We need your passion for simple, functional and nice designs. It works nice only if it's looking nice. You will design assemblies using the SolidWorks CAD package, select off-the shelf components and perform trade-off-studies to achieve the best design performances.
We are thinkers and we are doers. You will be working in a very dynamic, fast pace environment of makers and problem-solvers. So each of your ideas are very quickly put to the test and integrated on-board of the vehicle. 
Minimum Requirements
  • A mechanical engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • 5+ year's work experience in components and systems design
  • A thorough understanding of manufacture techniques, including 3D printing.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks CAD package.
  • Experience with various off-the-shelf components and knowledge of classic mechanical systems from the aeronautic and automotive industries.
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, creative and open to learning
  • Capable of working as part of a team as well as autonomously
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
  • Heavy emphasis on achievement and details - getting things done efficiently, effectively and to the highest quality standards.
  • The ability to take a flexible approach and to adapt to change quickly
  • Have tenacity, a can do attitude and the ability to think quickly and make accurate judgements.
Desirable Skills
  • Experience in the aeronautic and aerospace industries


Role Requirements

  • Work on the Electron Launch Vehicle
  • See your work fired in to Space!
  • Great team & exciting project

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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